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History in a Pint - October 17, 5:30 PM

Veterans Memorial Hall, a program of the St. Louis County Historical Society, and the Lake Superior Railroad Museum announce their next event in the local history presentation series, History in a Pint.

Prominent Minnesota Historian Doug Ohman will be presenting “Saluting the Civil War – Minnesota’s Role” in the Lake Superior Railroad Museum at the DEPOT on Monday, October 17th at 5:30pm.

Doug is a popular speaker, historian, author and entertaining storyteller noted for bringing Minnesota’s history to life. The program will inform us about Minnesota's role in the Civil War-- the men who signed up to fight, what battles they fought in, and the effect it had on their families back in Minnesota.

Duluth’s own Albert Woolson, the last living Civil War soldier who died in 1956, will be just one of many Veterans spotlighted who left home to fight, and as a result changed the settlement of our state, and precipitated other events in our state as a result of the Civil War.

The History in a Pint program series is presented by Veterans Memorial Hall wherein a veteran, or a veteran’s story, is presented about their experiences serving in the military while enjoying a pint of beer or two from some of our local brewers, available for purchase. All are welcome to attend, ask questions and join in camaraderie. Attendance is free of charge, but donations are welcomed. Seating will be available.

PARKING: Parking is available around the back of The DEPOT complex. Follow signage to the North Shore Scenic Railway entry; parking accessible from 4th Ave. West.

Jay Hagen / Veterans Memorial Hall Program Manager

506 West Michigan St. / Duluth, MN 55802 / 218.733.7500 ../..

Veterans Memorial Hall was established in 1910 and is a joint program of the St. Louis County Historical Society and the military service veterans of northeastern Minnesota with a mission to gather, preserve, interpret, and promote the rich and diverse human experiences of veterans, their families and communities, through museum, archival and educational programs. Its website,, features more than 8,000 veteran stories.

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