THIS CAMPAIGN IS NO LONGER ACTIVE.
Please consider donating to our Collections Accessibility Initiative Plan.
Since its inception in1922, the St. Louis County Historical Society has collected and preserved the vast history of St. Louis County. Through the preservation of artifacts and archival material, the St. Louis County Historical Society has been able to share the stories that make this region so special.
Our collection encompasses Ojibwe artifacts, military histories, mining tools, surveying equipment, fine art, and countless archival records highlighting the growth of the region. The cost of preserving such rich cultural and natural histories often surpasses the St. Louis County Historical Society’s budget. The Adopt an Object Campaign aims to raise funds for expert conservators and continued preservation.
Five objects have been selected that require specialized restoration and/or preservation equipment.
1.) Ojibwe Birch Bark Canoe
2.) Ojibwe Cradle-board
3.) Hunter and Hounds at Rest (n.d.), Peter Lund
4.) Large Ghost Sailboat Moving Towards Rocks (c. 1891), Peter Lund
5.) Walkure Doll (c. 1905)
Adoption/Donation Tier information as well as the donation form can be found here.
In person donations can be made to our Society main office. Our address is here.
If you wish to make a general donation to the campaign, you may do so under a 'general conservation' fund.
Keep an eye out as we will be posting updates, photos, and object specific information as this campaign continues.
For additional information, contact Interim Collections Manager and Exhibits Curator Charley Langowski.