Events

The Carlton County Historical Society hosts about two events per month. Members are admitted free of charge and receive advance notice of events by email. Notice is also sent to the local media, or you can check this website or our Facebook page or Twitter to see what is coming up next.




MUSEUM HOSTS ST. URHO'S DAY PARTY

 

The Carlton County Historical Society invites all Finns and non-Finns to attend a St. Urho's Day Party at its museum in Cloquet on Thursday, March 16, at 1 pm.  

 

Learn about the fictitious but beloved St. Urho, who reputedly chased all the grasshoppers out of Finland, saving the grape crops. Where did the celebration originate, how did St. Urho do it, and why do we celebrate on March 16? Find out the answers to these questions and more at the museum.

 

After the program, the Ode to St. Urho will be recited and St. Urho's Day treats and punch will be served. Wear your green and purple clothing for the festive occasion. Sisu bracelets will be available for purchase from the Jarvenpaa chapter of the Finnish American Historical Society.

 

Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12, and free admission for children under 5 and Carlton County Historical Society members . The museum is handicapped accessible.  For more information, call 218-879-1938.