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Duluth Armory-Cloquet Fire Program on Thursday

Mark Poirier, executive director of the Duluth Armory Arts and Music Center, will give a talk at the Carlton County Historical Society on Thursday, December 6, at 1 p.m. Mr. Poirier has led efforts to restore the historic Duluth Armory since 2015 when he was hired as project development consultant. He will speak on the Armory’s role in providing relief assistance to those displaced by the Cloquet-Moose Lake Fire of 1918. The Armory also provided assistance to local victims of the worldwide influenza epidemic during the same year.

 

Admission to the Carlton County Historical Society is $3 for adults, $1 for children under 12, and free for children under five and CCHS members. The museum is handicapped accessible. For more information, contact the museum at 218-879-1938.


RETIREMENT FAREWELL

Join us in celebrating Rachael Martin’s service to the Carlton County Historical Society with a special retirement party on Friday, December 7, at 11:30 a.m. at the museum. Rachael’s last day was November 21. Refreshments will be served courtesy of the Barn Committee and the Board of Directors

HOLIDAY MUSIC AT THE MUSEUM

The Carlton County Historical Society welcomes Howie Wilkes and Nathan Fraser from the AM Band to present a musical program on Friday, November 30, at 1 p.m.

Wilkes' and Fraser's guitar program of Americana music is part of the museum's "Home on the Farm for the Holidays," part of the City of Cloquet's "Santa's Home for the Holidays" weekend. In addition to the farm-themed musical event, visitors will be able to view the museum's  farm-themed holiday decorations and Christmas tree,  located in the "Barns of Carlton County III" exhibit.  Members of the museum's Barn Committee, organized four years ago by musician Howie Wilkes, have decorated our Christmas tree with handmade ornaments.

Refreshments will be served after the performance. 

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. For more information contact the museum at 218-879-1938. 


1918 FIRE

COMMUNITY  EVENTS

           

            * New Book Available - Fire Speaks Our Words by Carlton County Historical Society

            * New Book Available - Hellfire in Hermantown by Connie Jacobson

            * New Book Available - Thomson Township's Night of Terror by Esko Historical Society

Aug -  Sat 11 & Sun 12 - "A Time To Remember" 1918 Fire character re-enactment in Kettle River for  Ma & Pa Kettle Days, 1 pm

            Sat 25 - Railroads in the 1918 Fire by Tim Shandel, LSRM, at Carlton County Historical  Society, 1 pm

Sep -   Sun 9 - Hermantown Fire Program by Connie Jacobson, Carlton County Historical Society, 1pm

            Thu 13 - Anna Dickie Olesen Program at Hermantown Historical Society, 6:30 pm

            Sat 22 - "Women of 1918" Play by Dan Reed at Moose Lake School, Moose Lake Area  Historical Society, 7 pm

            Sat 29 - 1918 Fire program by Francis Carroll and Marlene Wisuri at Cloquet Public Library,   320 14 St., 11 am, with 1918 Fire Book                             author tables, 10 am

Oct -   Mon 1 - Fire, Flu & WWI by Dan Hartman, Duluth Public Library, Twin Ports Genealogy  Society, 6:20 pm

            Mon 1 - Fri 5 - CCHS 1918 Fire Traveling Exhibit at Cloquet Forestry Center, 8 am - 4:30 pm

            Sat 6 - Forest Fire Walking Tour by Lane Johnson at Cloquet Forestry Center, 9:30 am & 1:15pm

            Mon 8 - Fri 12 - CCHS 1918 Fire Traveling Exhibit at Cloquet Forestry Center, 8 am - 4:30 pm

            Thu 11 - Tony Tracy 1918 Fire Program at Hermantown High School, 4335 Hawk Circle Drive,  sponsored by Proctor, Esko, Hermantown,                     Canosia Historical Societies, 7 pm

            Fri 12 - St. Matthews Cemetery Esko, 1918 Fire Monument dedication, Phil Johnson speaker, 1 pm

            Fri 12 - 1918 Readers' Theater at County Seat Theater, Cloquet, Carlton County Historical  Society, 7 pm

            Sat 13 - 1918 Fire Commemoration, Moose Lake Area Historical Society, 10am bus tours &  noon lunch, 2pm - book program by Curt                         Brown & historic organ demonstration

            Sun 14 - Moose Lake Area Historical Society Bus Tours of Automba & coffee, 12:30 pm

            Sun 14 - Prudence Johnson Concert, Moose Lake High School, sponsored by Moose Lake Area  Historical Society,4 pm

            Sun 14 - Curt Brown book program at Carlton County Historical Society, 1 pm

            Thu 18 - "The Fires of 1918 in Duluth" by Barb Sommer at Duluth Depot , 12 pm 

Nov - Thu 8 - Superior WI 1918 Fire program by Dave Johnson at Carlton County Historical Society, 1 pm

Dec - Thu 6 - Duluth Armory Program at Carlton County Historical Society, 1 pm



TRAINS IN THE 1918 FIRE PROGRAM AT MUSEUM

 

The Carlton County Historical Society presents its August event about the Great 1918 Fire with a program by Tim Schandel called "Trains During the 1918 Fire" to be held on Saturday, August 25 at 1 pm at the CCHS museum in Cloquet.

Schandel has worked at Duluth's Lake Superior Railroad Museum for many years, becoming an expert on local railroad history. Learn how the trains evacuated thousands of fire refugees, suffered fire damage to their buildings, trestles, bridges and tracks, and were ultimately found to be responsible for causing the great 1918 fire. Visitors can view the museum's exhibit about "Trains During the 1918 Fire" before and after the program.

 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 museum is handicapped accessible and air conditioned. For more information, contact the Carlton County Historical Society at 218-879-1938.