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FOURTH OF JULY ACCORDION CONCERT AT MUSEUM  

 

            The Carlton County Historical Society presents its 6th Annual Accordion Concert at its museum in Cloquet on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at 4 pm.

 

            The Accordion Concert features students and faculty of the Harrington Arts Center from Superior, WI. Helmi Harrington, director of the arts center and accordion museum, has a patriotic program lined up for us, plus many old time favorites. If you are an accordion player, bring your musical instrument along for show, tell and play!

 

            After the program, refreshments will be served. Regular admission is $3 for adults, $1 for children under 12, and free admission for children under 5 and Carlton County Historical Society members. The Carlton County Historical Society is a Blue Star Museum, offering free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families through Labor Day. The museum is handicapped accessible and air conditioned. For more information call 218-879-1938.



Lorren & Florian do an encore!


CARLTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY PARTICIPATES AS BLUE STAR MUSEUM  

 

For the 6th year, the Carlton County Historical Society  joins more than 2,000 museums across America designated as Blue Star Museums, offering free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and museums across America. All active duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, are invited to visit the CCHS museum in Cloquet free of charge from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

 

This summer, visitors at the Carlton County Historical Society museum can enjoy two exhibits, "A Call to Arms: Carlton County in World War I" and "Barns of Carlton County". The WWI exhibit showcases many 100 year old uniforms, artifacts and photos belonging to Carlton County residents who served overseas and at home during the Great War from 1917 to 1919. The Barn exhibit features recent color photos of our county's barns photographed by the CCHS Barn Photo committee, as well as historic black and white photos of barns from our county's past.

 

If you are an active duty military family, or know of a family that can benefit from this initiative, spread the word about this unique opportunity. Blue Star Museums was created to show support for military families who have faced multiple deployments and the challenges of integration. This program offers these families a chance to visit museums this summer when many will have limited resources and limited time to be together. Have a fun family time together at the CCHS museum.

 

Regular admission is $3 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 and air conditioned. For more information call 218-879-1938.




BARN CALENDAR AVAILABLE AT MUSEUM

 

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.