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The Carlton County Historical Society will hold its 68th Annual Meeting on Saturday April 22, 2017, at 1:00 pm at the Moose Lake Area Historical Society's Fires of 1918 Museum at 900 Folz Boulevard in Moose Lake.

All CCHS members and the public are welcome to attend. The event is free, and includes refreshments, a short business meeting to vote for new board members, a silent auction, and a musical program by Jeanne Doty.      

Music has been in Jeanne Doty’s life since she was a young girl. Every family gathering included playing and singing – particularly Finnish folk music. Her family band, The Third Generation, recorded four albums, toured Finland three times, and even performed on Prairie Home Companion in its early days! Now that she has retired as Associate Professor of Music and chair of the keyboard area from UMD, Jeanne has made a commitment to renew her connection with her Finnish roots. Her newest program is entitled Viola Turpeinen – connecting the generations in the Upper Midwest & Carlton County, and Jeanne will actually perform on an instrument given to a 14-year-old Turpeinen. Jeanne also serves on the board of the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council.

Join us for this event and enjoy the music! For more information call the Carlton County Historical Society at 218-879-1938.




The Carlton County Historical Society announces the first publication by its Barn Photo Committee, a "Barns of Carlton County - 2017" calendar.

The Barn Calendar contains 13 images of existing barns in Carlton County. It represents the efforts of our volunteer Barn Photo Committee, which has been meeting for over a year to begin a long-term project of photographing all the barns of Carlton County before they cease to exist.

The committee shares the mission of the Carlton County Historical Society to "collect, preserve and disseminate the history of Carlton County". This project to collect the images of our county's barns ties into Governor Dayton's proclamation declaring the month of September 2016 as Local Heritage Preservation Month.

If you are interested in attending our monthly committee meetings, have a barn or know of a barn we could photograph, please call the museum at 218-879-1938. Our "Barns of Carlton County - 2017" calendar is available for sale at the CCHS museum at 406 Cloquet Avenue in Cloquet MN. The museum is open 5 days a week, Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 9 am to 4 pm. For more information, call 218-879-1938.