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Lunch with the History People on August 15, 2019

If you missed this presentation or want to learn more about women on the Iron Range, please read the documents listed below.

Annotated Bibliography

Education and the Iron Range

Women on the Iron Range


When: Thursday, August 15, 2019, from noon – 1 PM

Who: Historian Pam Brunfelt earned her M.A. in History from Minnesota State University – Mankato. She was the archivist of Otter Tail County Historical Society for ten years. From 1989 - 1992, she served as the Executive Director of Crow Wing Historical Society in Brainerd. In May 2019, she retired after several years of teaching American History and Political Science at Vermilion Community College in Ely. Her previous lectures for the Society included Iron Range: Minnesota Building America (based on the documentary), "The Minnesota Commission of Public Safety in WWI: Suppression of Free Expression" and “Iron and Steel in WWII: the Arsenal of Democracy."

What: Pam examines the female influence on the Iron Range in her discussion “At the Center of It All: Women on the Iron Range.” Her lecture explains the critical function of women and their contributions to establishing the Iron Range. According to Pam, “All of the stories are vitally important, but so is the pivotal role that women played in developing the Iron Range -- in supporting their husbands and sons as they struck their workplaces in a vain attempt to win economic justice, and in creating the rich, cultural life that all Iron Rangers treasure.”

Where: The event will be held in the Great Hall on the third floor (main floor) of the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center (the Depot), at 506 West Michigan Street, Duluth, Minnesota.

There will be limited theater-style seating (no tables), but feel free to bring your own bag lunch. Seating is first-come, first-served (no reservations). Admittance to this event is free to the public. ARCO coffee is provided.

For more information contact: Julie Bolos


During any presentation, the views and findings expressed are solely that of the speaker and do not necessarily reflect the position or opinion of the St. Louis County Historical Society, its board or staff.

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