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MHS Grants Workshop

The Minnesota Historical Society’s Grants Office is holding presentations around the state and are scheduled on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at St. Louis County Historical Society located in St. Louis County Culture & Heritage Center (the Depot), 506 W. Michigan Street.  These public presentations are to present an overview and information as well as updates about competitive grants available through the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants (MHCH) Program (Legacy Grant Proposal), which is supported by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Participants will learn the following: the purpose of the grants program; basic information on how to apply for a grant; MHCH manual changes as a new version is released at the beginning of each biennium; MHCH application changes for both the standard and structured forms; and be able to ask individual questions about applying for a grant at the end of the presentation. If you have or have not applied for a grant, please join us as there will be general information in the presentation. All are welcome!

Please RSVP to Kathleen Cargill by Friday, June 23 at 218.733.7586 or if you would like to attend this important training session.

Genealogy Workshop

9 AM – Noon, July 13, 2017

The St. Louis County Historical Society is hosting a workshop entitled Basic Genealogy:  How to Create a Working Binder on Thursday, July 13, from 9:30 AM to noon in the Ruth Maney Room on the ground floor of the Depot. 

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James Joseph Hubert - Reinterment

Saturday, July 15 at 11 AM - 1 PM

Calvary Cemetery
4820 Howard Gnesen Rd
Duluth, Minnesota

Per the
Duluth News Tribune: "For more information please contact Dougherty Funeral Home in Duluth, (218) 727-3555, Jay Hagen at, or Lou Schindler at"

To read about his story, visit the Duluth News Tribune at

Eastman Johnson’s Lake Superior Indians

The St. Louis County Historical Society - located in downtown Duluth - has a publication for sale that may be of interest to teachers or students of history, American Indian studies, anthropology or American Indian art.  Patricia Condon Johnston’s book Eastman Johnson’s Lake Superior Indians is now available for sale for ($10 tax included; cash or check only) in the Society’s offices located in the historic Depot.


Eastman Johnson was the most celebrated American genre painter of his era, especially for his sensitive paintings of country life.  Less well-know is this series of paintings and drawings made earlier in his career of the native Ojibwe at Lake Superior.  This book depicts his paintings, which are part of a permanent collection at the St. Louis County Historical Society.


Additionally, Patricia Condon has written frequently about her native Minnesota and authored Stillwater, Minnesota’s Birthplace, based on the John Runk collection of historic photographs.

Please contact Kathleen Cargill, 733.7586, if you would like to reserve a copy of Lake Superior Indians for pick up. 



In a partnership with the St. Louis County Historical Society - Veterans Memorial Hall, the USS Duluth Crewmembers Association is pleased to offer commemorative engraved bricks for purchase.

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Volunteer Gallery Attendants Needed

The St. Louis County Historical Society is seeking volunteer gallery attendants for its Lake Superior Ojibwe Gallery.


Training will be provided.  We seek volunteers for all days.

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