The Immigrant Waiting Room
The Immigrant Waiting Room, and Shower Room, are the original locations of the historic waiting area for immigrants coming to Duluth. Informational videos, era and culturally appropriate clothing, as well as personal belongings are included in this exhibit.
Forest History Room
While one of our older exhibits, the J.C. Ryan Forest History room gives the viewer an idea of the evolution of logging in the Duluth area.
The Lake Superior Ojibwe Gallery contains original artworks by noted painter, Eastman Johnson, as well as artifacts and cultural items from the Ojibwe people.
In addition to broadly telling the Anishinabeg story, a museum safe wigwam was installed to discuss the cultural tradition of story telling. With stories told upon request and need.
For the Kids!!!
Stroll through shops that have been historically recreated, on a smaller scale, to give the viewer a look into old Duluth.
Located at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum.
Built on Iron
This exhibit focuses on the history of
St. Louis County and the impact of mining.
Located in our Fesler Gallery, the Melheim Collection features hand-carved furniture by Herman Melheim. Melheim explained that, "We had lots of good white pine on our property and I had lots of time."
In addition, we have two collections of carved figurines on display in tandem. The first is a collection called "Little Woman" which was curated by collector Joseph Priley. The other collection was carved by Oscar Sjogren, a Swedish immigrant who grew up in the Twin Ports.
For the Kids!!!
Experience life on a Finnish farmstead. Here, the kids can "help Eli" by picking vegetables, gathering eggs, picking apples, and much more.