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The Carlton County Historical Society invites everyone to attend a reception and program for its new photo exhibit called "Barns of Carlton County" at its museum in Cloquet on Wednesday, March 1 at 12:30 pm.  


The exhibit features historic photos of Carlton County barns, many now gone, as well as current barn photos taken by the Carlton County Historical Society Barn Photo committee volunteers. Committee members will be present to discuss the progress of the committee and its goal to photograph all the barns of Carlton County before they deteriorate. A power point program will be shown at 1 pm to give background on  forming a committee, and show additional images of Carlton County barns recently photographed.


Refreshments will be served. 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.



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.