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The Carlton County Historical Society will present a program including a flag folding ceremony at their museum in Cloquet on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at 1 pm.

The Cloquet Combined Honor Guard will begin the program, demonstrating how to fold the U.S. flag and explaining what each of the thirteen folds represents. This ceremony shows the respect for the flag that can be seen in the museum's current exhibit "A Call to Arms: Carlton County in World War I". After the ceremony, the flags shown in the exhibit will be identified and brief biographies of the men whose WWI uniforms are on exhibit will be given. Learning more about our flag will prepare everyone for Flag Day coming up in June.

After the program, refreshments will be available and visitors will have a chance to view the entire World War I exhibit. The museum is handicapped accessible. For more information contact the Carlton County Historical Society at 218-879-1938.






The Carlton County Historical Society will offer a five week class on Carlton County history at their museum in Cloquet on Tuesday mornings from 9am to 11am starting May 30 and continuing until June 27. The museum's address is 406 Cloquet Avenue, Cloquet, MN.

Museum director, Rachael Martin, will conduct the classes based on archival materials from the historical society's collection. This class includes no tests, no homework, no grades, just an interest in learning more about the county's people and places and a willingness to share. Refreshments will be served. The museum is handicapped accessible.

The course fee is $25 for all five classes. Register by calling the Carlton County Historical Society at 218-879-1938. Class size is limited, so please make reservations by Friday, May 26, 2017.




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.