Past Events

PAST EVENTS AT THE CARLTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 

 



FUNDRAISING PAPER RUMMAGE SALE AT MUSEUM

 

The Carlton County Historical Society will hold a fundraising paper rummage sale event at its museum in Cloquet on Saturday, September 9 from 9 am to 4 pm.

 

Most of the items in the sale are paper duplicates of things already in the museum's collection, including historic newspapers, magazines, books, articles, photographs, maps, pamphlets, brochures, programs, sheet music, and posters. Also, a file cabinet, commemorative pieces, and odds and ends are included in the fundraising sale.

 

During the sale, coffee, punch and refreshments will be available. The museum is handicapped accessible. Regular admission is $3 for adults, $1 for children under 12, and free admission for children under 5, Carlton County Historical Society members, and active military personnel and their families. For more information contact the museum at 218-879-1938.

 



MUSEUM OFFERS BARN QUILT SQUARE CLASS

 

The Carlton County Historical Society will offer a Barn Quilt Square class on Sunday, August 20, from 1pm to 4pm at the Farm Machinery Building at the Carlton County Fairgrounds in Barnum during this year's County Fair.

 

The class will give participants a chance to make a wooden painted barn quilt square to take home, suitable for hanging indoors or outdoors on your barn. All supplies will be included in the $25 class fee. The class is limited to the first 8 people to sign up.

 

Help the Carlton County Historical Society's Barn Photo committee preserve the images and beauty of barns in Carlton county! To sign up for the Barn Quilt Square class call the Carlton County Historical Society at 218-879-1938.


NORTHERN STAR QUILT SQUARE

By Cynthia Johnson




SUMMERTIME MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM

 

The Carlton County Historical Society  continues  "Movies at the Museum" for the summer with a double feature on Wednesday, August 9 at 12 noon  at the museum at 406 Cloquet Avenue in Cloquet.

 

The featured films are two videotapes shown on the big screen from the museum's collection. One is "Celebrating 100 Years of Rural Free Delivery" and the other movie  is called "Agate County". Help us review these videotapes and find out what gems might be hiding in our collection.

 

During the program, popcorn and punch will be available and a door prize drawing will be held during intermission.

Visitors will be able to view the museum exhibits before and after the program. Regular admission is $3 for adults, $1 for children under 12, and free admission for children under 5, Carlton County Historical Society members, and active military personnel and their families. The museum is handicapped accessible and air conditioned. For more information call 218-879-1938.



MUSEUM  PRESENTS 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.



All 50 chairs filled with standing room only!



HISTORICAL RED CROSS PROGRAM

 

The Carlton County Historical Society  invites everyone to attend a program about the history of the Red Cross  to be held at its museum in Cloquet on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at 1 pm.

 

Guest speaker, Dan Williams, is the director of the Northern Minnesota Chapter of the American Red Cross, located in Duluth. This Chapter serves communities across Roseau, Lake of the Woods, Beltrami, Clearwater, Mahnomen, Hubbard, Wadena, Cass, Crow Wing, Aitkin, Itasca, Koochiching, Saint Louis, Carlton, Lake and Cook counties in Minnesota, and Douglas County in western Wisconsin.  Williams will explain how the Red Cross started and its role during wartime as well as emergencies at home.

 

This program compliments the museum's exhibit "A Call to Arms: Carlton County  in World War I". Many communities in Carlton County formed Red Cross groups for women during WWI to make bandages, knit socks, and send needed items to troops overseas. Also, the exhibit shows how the American Red Cross helped our troops fighting in France in 1918 and 1919 with hospitals and stations for recreation and letter writing.

 

Visitors will be able to view the WWI exhibit before and after the program. Refreshments will be served after the program. Regular admission is $3 for adults, $1 for children under 12, and free admission for children under 5, Carlton County Historical Society members, and active military personnel and their families. The museum is handicapped accessible and air conditioned. For more information call 218-879-1938.


Dan Williams



FLAG FOLDING CEREMONY TO BE HELD AT MUSEUM

 

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.

 


 

HISTORY CLASS OFFERED AT MUSEUM

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.



JEANNE DOTY TO PERFORM FOR CARLTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING

 

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.

 


Jeanne Doty on Viola's Accordion



WORLD WAR I EXHIBIT OPENING AND PROGRAM AT MUSEUM

 

The Carlton County Historical Society opens a new exhibit called "A Call to Arms: Carlton County in World War I" with a program by Dr. Alexis Pogorelskin at its museum in Cloquet on Saturday, April 8, at 1 pm.  

Since it was 100 years ago that the U.S. entered WWI on April 6, 1917, the exhibit opening and program commemorates that event. Pogorelskin, history professor and former head of UMD's history department, will discuss how WWI started in Europe in 1914, why the U.S. entered the war in 1917, and the consequences of the war after the armistice in 1918. Visitors will be able to view the new exhibit, which focuses on Carlton County's involvement in the war, before and after the 1pm program. 

After the program, 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.

 


Alexis Pogorelskin Program



BARN PHOTO EXHIBIT RECEPTION AND PROGRAM

 

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.




Johnnie Eargle's Barn, Mahtowa




MUSEUM HOSTS ST. URHO'S DAY PARTY

 

The Carlton County Historical Society invites all Finns and non-Finns to attend a St. Urho's Day Party at its museum in Cloquet on Thursday, March 16, at 1 pm.  

Learn about the fictitious but beloved St. Urho, who reputedly chased all the grasshoppers out of Finland, saving the grape crops. Where did the celebration originate, how did St. Urho do it, and why do we celebrate on March 16? Find out the answers to these questions and more at the museum.

After the program, the Ode to St. Urho will be recited and St. Urho's Day treats and punch will be served. Wear your green and purple clothing for the festive occasion. Sisu bracelets will be available for purchase from the Jarvenpaa chapter of the Finnish American Historical Society.

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.







"HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS" RECEPTION AT MUSEUM

 

The Carlton County Historical Society will host a "Home for the Holidays" reception at its museum in Cloquet on Saturday, December 3, 2016, from 1 pm to 3 pm.

 

The reception features the museum's seasonal exhibit "Katharine Dahlman, Cromwell Artist". Our new exhibit in the museum's South Gallery includes 19 original paintings by the late Katharine Dahlman from Cromwell, MN. The paintings and numerous photographs which accompany this exhibit were loaned to the historical society by Jennie K. Hanson, Katharine Dahlman's daughter, who will bring her family and visit with guests during the reception. Enjoy the winter and outdoors landscapes painted by Katharine Dahlman, whose specialty was birch trees, set among the holiday decorations at the museum.

 

Holiday refreshments will be served during the reception and live holiday music will accompany your visit to the museum. Regular 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.

 



 

Katharine Dahlman winter scene on exhibit


 

VETERANS DAY PROGRAM AT MUSEUM

 

The Carlton County Historical Society will hold a Veterans Day Program at its museum in Cloquet, MN, on Friday, November 11, at 1 pm.

 

The program features the six military personnel whose medals, service bars, and awards of achievement are included in the museum's current exhibit "The Power of Pins".  Learn more about J. C. Long, a Cloquet WWI veteran, Marvin Gleason, a Cloquet pilot during the Korean conflict, Louise Jewell Wimmer, a Carlton US Coast Guard WWII veteran, John H. Pigman, a Cloquet West Point graduate serving in the Korean theater, John Buytaert, a Cloquet US Army veteran and MN National Guard member, and Harold Michelson, a Carlton County WW II US Navy veteran serving in the Pacific. Visit with their relatives and help us commemorate their service on Veterans Day.

 

After the program, refreshments will be available. Regular 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.



 



YETKA AND HANSON VOTING PROGRAM AT MUSEUM

 

The Carlton County Historical Society welcomes Frank Yetka, Rolf Hanson and Norman Hanson, Jr. who will present a program about their fathers' election campaigns and the importance of voting on Friday, October 14, 2016, at 1 pm at its museum in Cloquet, MN.

 

Both their fathers, Lawrence Yetka and Norman Hanson, Sr., served as elected officials representing Carlton County. Yetka from Cloquet was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives from 1951 to 1961, and Hanson from Cromwell served as Minnesota State Senator from 1954 to 1972.  Find out more about these two influential and well known public figures from their sons' personal perspective. What were their campaigns like? How did they get people out to vote? What were their elections like for the family? How important is voting? See memorabilia about their campaigns and their voting pins on view in the museum's "Power of Pins" exhibit. Practice voting in the museum's post World War II voting booth.

 

After the program, refreshments will be served. Regular 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.



 


COLLECTIBLES SALE FOR MUSEUM DAY LIVE!

 

The Carlton County Historical Society will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, September 24, 2016 as part of the Smithsonian magazine's twelfth annual Museum Day Live! On this day only, participating museums across the United States offer special events and join the Smithsonian in offering free museum admission for those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket.

 

The special event planned by the Carlton County Historical Society for Museum Day Live! is a Collectibles Sale at the museum from 9 am to 4 pm. The sale includes duplicates from the museum's historical collection, such as Mountie calendars, posters, books, booklets, photos, historical articles, maps, clothing, glassware, household items, and odds and ends.

 

The Museum Day Live! ticket is available for download at Smithsonian.com/museumday. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will be able to visit two participating places on Saturday, September 24. One ticket per household is permitted.  For more information about Museum Day Live! 2016 and a full list of participating museums and cultural institutions, please visit Smithsonian.com/museumday.

 

Take advantage of this offer to visit the Carlton County Historical Society at 406 Cloquet Avenue in Cloquet, MN to browse the Collectables Sale and see the current exhibits on "The Power of Pins", "The Ojibwe of Carlton County", "The Logging Era", and "The Fires of 1918". Refreshments will be available throughout the day.

 

Without a Museum Day Live! ticket, regular 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.



 

 

MEET MELODY SWENSON AND COACH McDONALD AT MUSEUM

 

The Carlton County Historical Society welcomes author Melody Swenson and Coach Bob McDonald for a program on Friday, September 16, at 1 pm at the museum at 406 Cloquet Avenue in Cloquet, MN.

Author Melody Swenson's major interest in her writings focus on the value of community, athletics, and history in our area. Through research and interviews, she has chronicled the life and times of athletes from throughout northeastern Minnesota.  Her book Champions of Carlton County-State Tournament Teams (2008) focused on the towns and individuals of Carlton County who were State High School Champions or Runners-Up in boys and girls sports. Swenson furthered her research to include the remainder of Minnesota’s Arrowhead in her book Champions of Minnesota’s Arrowhead-Boys Basketball State Tournament Teams (2013).

During her research and interview process Swenson got to know legendary basketball coach Bob McDonald, the most winning coach in Minnesota history. His career spanned 59 years, including leading teams from McGregor, Barnum, and Chisholm.  Coach McDonald’s many accolades and accomplishments include  being a member of the Minnesota State High School League Hall of Fame, Minnesota Coaches Association Hall of Fame, and his 2014 induction into the National High School Hall of Fame. In his career, Coach McDonald and his teams compiled a record of 1,012-428, including eleven Minnesota State Tournament appearances and three State Championships.

In 2014, Coach McDonald and Swenson collaborated to tell his story in Travels and Tribulations-A Coach’s Journey. In this book Coach McDonald shares his own personal history, his thoughts on the game of basketball, and his beliefs in the value of community and family.

Please join Swenson and Coach McDonald for a program about the history of high school athletics in northeastern Minnesota and the timeless impact that sports has on individuals and communities. This program compliments the museum's current exhibit "The Power of Pins", featuring numerous school athletic pins.

After the program, books will be available for sale and autographing and refreshments will be served. Regular 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 and air conditioned. For more information, call 218-879-1938.

 

Swenson & Coach McDonald 




"40 YEARS IN THE BIRKEBEINER" PROGRAM AT MUSEUM

 

The Carlton County Historical Society presents a program by Allen Anway  called "40 Years in the Birkebeiner" at its museum in Cloquet on Friday, July 29 at 1 pm.

 

Anway, who grew up on Cloquet, is a physicist with his PhD from the University of Chicago, and man of many unique interests, ranging from amateur large format photography to cross country skiing. He started skiing in the annual American Birkebeiner cross country ski race in Hayward, WI,  just three years after it began in 1973. Every year since then, for 40 years, he has skied the Birkebeiner, now the largest and longest cross country ski race in North America. He competes with about 10,000 other skiers every February, this February 20th, 2016, completing his 40th race.

 

After Anway's presentation of  "40 Years in the Birkebeiner", he will autograph copies of his book of photographs called "Is That an Old Camera? 100 View Camera Photos of the North Country".  Refreshments will be served and visitors will be invited to view the museum's exhibits.

 

Regular admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12, and free admission for children under 5, Carlton County Historical Society members, and active military personnel and their families as a Blue Star Museum participant. The museum is handicapped accessible and air conditioned. For more information call 218-879-1938.


Allen Anway

ALLEN ANWAY




PROGRAM ABOUT MA AND PA KETTLE DAYS AT MUSEUM

 

The Carlton County Historical Society invites everyone to attend a program about Ma and Pa Kettle Days at their museum in Cloquet on Friday August 5, at 1 pm.

Dale Riihilouma, president of the Ma and Pa Kettle Days committee from Kettle River, will be the guest speaker for the program. He will talk about Kettle River's annual summer celebration coming up on August 12 and 13 this year and bring some memorabilia from previous Ma and  Pa Kettle Days celebrations. Buttons for this year's event will also be offered for sale.

This program complements the museum's current exhibit, "The Power of Pins", which includes a collection of pins and a history of Kettle River's Ma and Pa Kettle Days. After the program, refreshments will be available.

Regular admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12, and free admission for children under 5, Carlton County Historical Society members, and active military personnel and their families as a Blue Star Museum participant. The museum is handicapped accessible and air conditioned. For more information call 218-879-1938.

 

 

 

Ma and Pa Kettle Days Pins







PROGRAM ABOUT "WRONG DAYS AT WRIGHT" AT MUSEUM

 

The Carlton County Historical Society welcomes Jennie K. Hanson to present a program about "Wrong Days at Wright" on Sunday, July 10 at 1 pm at its museum in Cloquet, MN.

 

Since Jennie K. Hanson has been involved with the "Wrong Days at Wright" celebration from the start, she will give us a history of how this unique Carlton County community celebration came to be, as well as what is in store for this year's event. She will bring her complete collection of "Wrong Days at Wright"  pins as well as numerous T-shirts from the past for show and tell. This program complements the museum's current exhibit called the "Power of Pins", which includes pins celebrating "Wrong Days at Wright".

 

After the program, refreshments will be served. Regular admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12, and free admission for children under 5, Carlton County Historical Society members, and active military personnel and their families. The museum is handicapped accessible and air conditioned. For more information call 218-879-1938.

WRONG DAYS

JENNIE K. HANSON GIVES HISTORY OF WRONG DAYS



4TH OF JULY ACCORDION CONCERT AT MUSEUM

 

On Monday, July 4th, at 4:00 pm the Carlton County Historical Society hosts its 5th annual 4th of July Accordion Concert by students and faculty of the Harrington Arts Center in 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!

 

The concert takes place amid  the museum's current exhibit called the "Power of Pins", which includes pins celebrating Cloquet's 4th of July activities from Spanish American War celebrations and logrolling days to present times.

 

After the program, refreshments will be served. Regular admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12, and free admission for children under 5, Carlton County Historical Society members, and active military personnel and their families. The museum is handicapped accessible and air conditioned. For more information call 218-879-1938.


Loren & Florian

LOREN LINDEVIG & FLORIAN CHIMEILEWSKI GIVE AN ENCORE



PROGRAM ABOUT INDEPENDENCE DAY AT MUSEUM

 

The Carlton County Historical Society welcomes Larry Luukkonen and Allen Anway to present a program of "Reminiscences" about Cloquet's past Independence Days on Flag Day, Tuesday, June 14, at 2 pm at its museum in Cloquet.

 

Both Luukkonen and Anway grew up as friends in Cloquet and will share their childhood recollections of how the 4th of July was celebrated in the past. What was the parade route, who played music and had marching bands? These and other Independence Day activities of the past will be explored by the speakers. Luukkonen and Anway have written books of local interest, which they will sign and have available for sale.

 

This program enhances the museum's current exhibit called the "Power of Pins", which includes pins that celebrated Cloquet's 4th of July over the years. The program will conclude with a representative of Cloquet's 4th of July Planning Committee highlighting the activities planned for this year's Independence Day celebration in Cloquet.

 

After the program, refreshments will be served, the authors will sign their books for sale and visitors will have an opportunity to view the new exhibit. Regular admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12, and free admission for children under 5, Carlton County Historical Society members, and active military personnel and their families. The museum is handicapped accessible. For more information call 218-879-1938.



Larry Luukkonen & Allen Anway




"POWER OF PINS" EXHIBIT OPENS AT MUSEUM

 

Celebrate Memorial Day at the Carlton County Historical Society in Cloquet, MN by attending a new exhibit opening reception from 1pm to 3 pm on Monday, May 30.

 

Memorial Day also marks the opening day of the Blue Stars Museums program at the museum. For the fifth 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, and the Department of Defense.

 

All active duty military personnel, including National Guard and Reserve, are invited to bring their families to visit the CCHS museum in Cloquet free of charge from Memorial Day through Labor Day. This year museums in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and American Samoa are taking part in this initiative. 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.

 

The new exhibit opening for the summer is called the "Power of Pins". See how a variety of pins from Carlton County have the power to shape our lives. Pins fasten, show loyalty, identify, celebrate, decorate, persuade, and show achievement. Military personnel are honored in this exhibit with medals from the museum collection that tell the story of Carlton County service men and women's individual accomplishments.

 

Refreshments will be served during the Exhibit Reception. Regular admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12, and free admission for children under 5, Carlton County Historical Society members, active military personnel and their families. The museum is handicapped accessible. For more information call 218-879-1938.






CELEBRATE ARBOR DAY AT CARLTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY  

 

The Carlton County Historical Society invites everyone to celebrate Arbor Day on Friday, April 29 at 1 pm at their museum in Cloquet.

 

Learn about the history of Arbor Day from Olivia Rengo, Esko High School Senior, and Cloquet Jr. Rotarian. As her final speech at the Cloquet Rotary Club, Olivia prepared a Power Point slide show about Arbor Day, which she will share with us at the museum.

 

Next everyone is invited to bring a poem relating to Arbor Day, since April is National Poetry Month. Bring your favorite tree poem to read. Then free tree seedlings will be handed out for guests to go home and plant on Arbor Day.

 

This Arbor Day event is the last program complementing the museum's exhibit "Wood City Smokestacks", depicting the history of Cloquet's three big wood products industries, Sappi, Jarden Brands, and USG. The exhibit closes at 4 pm on April 30.

 

After the program, refreshments made from tree products will be served. Regular 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.



Olivia Rengo





WEYERHAEUSER BOOK TALK AND PROGRAM AT MUSEUM  

 

The Carlton County Historical Society and the Cloquet Public Library will co-sponsor a Book Talk and Program with Judith Koll Healey, author of  "Frederick Weyerhaeuser and the American West", and Ted Weyerhaeuser, great-grandson of Frederick Weyerhaeuser,  on Thursday, April 21, at 1 pm. at the CCHS museum at 406 Cloquet Avenue in Cloquet.

 

Healey's definitive biography chronicles the life of Frederick Weyerhaeuser (1834-1914) , the founder of what is now known as the Weyerhaeuser Company, a wood products industry with international reach. He came to Knife Falls (now Cloquet) in 1883, gained interests in all three major lumber companies, and developed the Northwest Paper Company and the idea for the Wood Conversion Company. He established his son, Rudolph Weyerhaeuser as manager of the Northern Lumber Company, and later president of the Northwest Paper Company. His youngest son, Frederick Edward Weyerhaeuser, continued  developing the Wood Conversion Company with his brothers, Rudolph and John Philip as vice presidents.

 

Later, his great-grandson, Frederick Theodore "Ted" Weyerhaeuser,  moved to Cloquet to join the Wood Conversion Company, later renamed Conwed. As former president and CEO of Conwed, Ted Weyerhaeuser will augment the book talk with personal family recollections.

 

This Book Talk and Program augments the museum's current exhibit "Wood City Smokestacks", highlighting the history of Cloquet's three big wood products industries, including Northwest Paper Company and the Wood Conversion Company.

 

After the program, refreshments will be served. Regular 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.

 




WEYERHAEUSER FAMILY FEATURED PROGRAM AT MUSEUM  

 

Come to the Carlton County Historical Society museum in Cloquet next Thursday, April 21 at 1 pm to meet Ted Weyerhaeuser and author Judith Koll Healey for a program about the Weyerhaeuser family.

 

This event, co-sponsored by the Carlton County Historical Society and the Cloquet Public Library, introduces Judy Healey, author of a recent biography of Frederick Weyerhaeuser, the man who started the Weyerhaeuser lumber empire in the 1800s, significantly shaping the American economy and landscape from Wisconsin westward. Healey graduated from high school in Winona, attended St. Benedict's, the College of St. Theresa and the University of Minnesota, studying continental literature. She taught at Our Lady of Peace High School, then traveled around the state teaching grassroots lobbying. She's worked with Minnesota's corporate, private and community foundations for 30 years and has authored resource material, a novel, and now a biography.

 

We will also welcome Cloquet's own, Frederick Theodore "Ted" Weyerhaeuser, great-grandson of Frederick Weyerhaeuser and former president and CEO of Conwed in Cloquet. Ted Weyerhaeuser will augment the book talk with personal family recollections.

 

This Book Talk and Program brings to life the museum's current exhibit "Wood City Smokestacks", highlighting the history of Cloquet's three big wood products industries, including Northwest Paper Company and the Wood Conversion Company, both Weyerhaeuser interests.

 

After the program, signed copies of the Weyerhaeuser book will be available for purchase. Refreshments will be served. Regular 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.


Judith Koll Healey



CARLTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY HOLDS 67TH ANNUAL MEETING  

 

The Carlton County Historical Society welcomes the Minnesota Historical Society's Manager of Local History Services, David Grabitske, to present a program for its 67th Annual Meeting at the Cloquet VFW at 201 Arch Street in Cloquet on Saturday, April 9, at 1 pm. This event is free and open to the public.

 

Grabitske will present a Power Point program called "100 Years of Growing History Together", which explains how the state of Minnesota developed history services for  county historical societies and museums like the Carlton County Historical Society.

 

The activities begin with a short business meeting and revue of the museum's 2015 activities, followed by Grabitske's program. A silent auction and book sale will take place, and refreshments will be available throughout the event. Bring your family and friends to this fun and informative event and this opportunity to meet our Minnesota Historical Society representative. For more information call 218-879-1938.



David Grabitske





NORTHWEST PAPER COMPANY MOVIES AT MUSEUM  

 

The Carlton County Historical Society presents Movies at the Museum on Thursday, March 31, 2016, at 1:00 pm at its museum in Cloquet.

 

The program features a movie and a slide show, both about the historic Northwest Paper Company plant in Cloquet. First we will view an 8 millimeter color silent movie, recently digitized from the museum's collection, showing employees at work at the paper mill in the 1940s. Look for the movie's introduction with the color image of the company's logo, the Mountie. The second part of the program is a slide show with historic  images of the plant through the years. This program is part of the museum's current exhibit "Wood City Smokestacks", including the histories of Cloquet's wood products industries, such as the Northwest Paper Company.

 

During the program, popcorn and punch will be available and a door prize drawing will be held during intermission. Regular 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.





POTLATCH PROGRAM AT MUSEUM RESCHEDULED

 

Due to the March 16 snowstorm, the Carlton County Historical Society is rescheduling the program about Potlatch Corporation for Friday, March 25, at 1 pm at the museum in Cloquet at 406 Cloquet Avenue.

 

The Potlatch program will be presented by Richard Schimenek, Engineering and Environmental Manager of Potlatch Wood Products Division in Cloquet, and Mike Mangan, retired Vice President of Engineering for Potlatch. Their program will include a Power Point presentation and slides about  Potlatch yesterday and today. When Potlatch sold its paper making plant in Cloquet to Sappi,  Potlatch remained in the community, continuing its work in forest lands through their office on Arch Street. This program complements the museum's current exhibit, "Wood City Smokestacks", featuring Cloquet's three big wood products industries, including Potlatch.

 

After the program, we will celebrate St. Urho's Day, which we missed on March 16. We will recite the Ode to St. Urho and toast the Finnish hero with St. Urho's Day pulla and grape punch. Wear your green and purple clothing for the festive occasion. Regular 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.



    Rich Schimenek

 


POTLATCH PROGRAM AT MUSEUM ON ST. URHO'S DAY

 

The Carlton County Historical Society welcomes Richard Schimenek who will present a program about Potlatch Corporation on Wednesday, March 16, at 1 pm at the museum in Cloquet at 406 Cloquet Avenue.

 

Schimenek, Engineering and Environmental Manager of Potlatch Wood Products Division in Cloquet, will show a Power Point presentation about  Potlatch yesterday and today. When Potlatch sold its paper making plant in Cloquet to Sappi,  Potlatch remained in the community, continuing its work in forest lands through their office on Arch Street. This program complements the museum's current exhibit, "Wood City Smokestacks", featuring Cloquet's three big wood products industries, including Potlatch.

 

After the program, the Ode to St. Urho will be recited and St. Urho's Day pulla and grape punch will be served. Wear your green and purple clothing for the festive occasion. Regular 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.




RUMMAGE SALE AT MUSEUM 

 

The Carlton County Historical Society will hold a fundraising Rummage Sale on Friday, March 4, and Saturday, March 5, from 9 am to 4 pm at its museum in Cloquet at 406 Cloquet Avenue.

 

Many duplicates from the museum's collection, including books, pamphlets, photos, dolls, antique and collectable tools, as well as household and office items will be for sale.

 

During the event, free refreshments will be available. Regular 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.

 


WOOD CONVERSION PLANT MOVIE AT MUSEUM  

 

The Carlton County Historical Society presents Movies at the Museum on Friday, February 26, 2016, at 1:00 pm at its museum in Cloquet.

 

Two 16 millimeter films with sound, recently digitized from the museum's collection, will be shown on the big screen. The first movie  shows operations at the Wood Conversion Company in Cloquet. Watch the assembly line production and visit the chemists' lab in this 1940s film. The second movie from the 1950s, entitled "Fire on the Land", shows precautions to prevent forest fires, such as the 1918 fire that destroyed Moose Lake, Kettle River, Cloquet, Hermantown and parts of Duluth. These movies bring an added dimension to the museum's current exhibit "Wood City Smokestacks" about the three big Cloquet wood products industries, including the Wood Conversion Company, built on the ruins of the 1918 fire and known today as USG.

 

During the program, popcorn and punch will be available and a door prize drawing will be held during intermission. Regular 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.


Audience Identifies Tinsmiths from Wood Conversion Company



MUSEUM PRESENTS DIAMOND MATCH TIMBER CRUISER PROGRAM  

 

The Carlton County Historical Society features a historic program about Cloquet's Diamond Match timber cruisers on Lincoln's birthday, Friday, February 12, 2016, at 1:00 pm at its museum in Cloquet.

 

President Lincoln, the  "Old Rail Splitter", might have learned a few tricks from two of our local lumbermen, Pete Trygg and Milo Stillwell. Join us at the museum to see a videotaped  interview made in 1994 by Milo Rasmussen of these two friends and employees of Diamond Match Company in Cloquet. Hear about their experiences in the woods of Northern Minnesota and their life in lumber camps. This videotape helps bring the museum's current exhibit "Wood City Smokestacks" to life. The exhibit shows the history of Diamond Match and Cloquet's other wood products industries and includes Pete Trygg's surveyor's notebook for Diamond Match forest lands and Milo Stillwell's photo delivering poplar logs to the plant in Cloquet. Trygg and Stillwell learned woodcarving after retirement and created a replica of Diamond Match lumber camps on exhibit at the museum.

 

After the program, refreshments will be served. Regular 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.

Milo Stillwell and Pete Trygg


CELEBRATE MARTIN LUTHER KING'S BIRTHDAY AT MUSEUM  

 

The Carlton County Historical Society celebrates the 87th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Friday, January 15, 2016, at 1:00 pm at its museum in Cloquet.

 

Join us for a remembrance of his life and achievements and his impact on the history of our culture. View videos, play a trivia game to learn more about his life and share your memories.

 

After the program, refreshments will be served. Regular 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.




SAPPI PROGRAM AT MUSEUM  

 

The Carlton County Historical Society welcomes Richard Bruns to present a program on Sappi Today on Friday, January 8, 2016, at 1:00 pm at its museum in Cloquet.

 

Bruns has been the Mill Procurement Manager at Sappi Fine Papers in Cloquet for more than two years. Originally from Emsel, MN, near Alexandria, Bruns graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in Engineering. He started working at Consolidated Papers, a competitor to Potlatch, as an electrical engineer. After working there 16 years, Bruns then moved to Wausau, WI, to work for Wausau Paper. After Wausau Paper was bought out, he started working at Sappi in Cloquet.

 

This program complements the historical society's current exhibit "Wood City Smokestacks", featuring the big three wood products industries in Cloquet, including the history of the Sappi plant. Visitors can view the history of the plant, which started out as Northwest Paper Company in 1898, then became Potlatch. Bruns' will bring us up to date with the current innovations at Sappi today.

 

After the program, refreshments will be served. Regular 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.






SANTA MOVIE AT THE MUSEUM  

 

The Carlton County Historical Society celebrates Boxing Day, the day after Christmas, on Saturday, December 26, 2015, with a Santa movie at 1:00 pm at its museum in Cloquet.

 

This old home movie from the 1940s features many local sights, including a driving tour of Jay Cooke Park before the roads were paved, an ice jam on the St. Louis River in Cloquet, a train engine derailment, and Christmas at home with a visit from Santa Claus. The silent movie will be shown on the big screen with taped music accompaniment. Popcorn and punch will be served during the movie and a door prize drawing will be held during intermission.

 

Regular 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.





HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS PARTY AT MUSEUM

 

            The Carlton County Historical Society hosts a "Home for the Holidays" party on Friday, December 4 at 1 pm at its museum at 406 Cloquet Avenue in Cloquet, MN.

            Visitors can view the newly opened exhibit "Home for the Holidays", featuring military uniforms and memorabilia from veterans who were employed at Northwest Paper Company, Diamond Match, and the Wood Conversion Company. The winter exhibit "Wood City Smokestacks" about the history of these three Cloquet wood products industries will also be on view.

            At 2:00 pm, students from the third, fourth, fifth and sixth grades of Cloquet's Queen of Peace school will entertain us with Christmas songs, led by the school's music director. After the musical program, guided tours of the basement area, not normally open to the public, will be offered. Holiday sale prices will be offered on gifts at the museum's store.

            Holiday refreshments will be served throughout the afternoon. Regular 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 the Carlton County Historical Society at 218-879-1938.







MUSEUM HOSTS PROGRAM BY SCOTT BAKKEN OF USG

 

            The Carlton County Historical Society welcomes Scott Bakken from Cloquet's USG Interiors to present a program on Friday, November 27, at 1 pm at its museum at 406 Cloquet Avenue in Cloquet, MN.

            Bakken, the Aura Tone department manager, has worked at USG since 1985, and at USG's predecessor, Conwed, from 1976 to 1985. He will talk about his 39 years of experience at the Cloquet plant as part of the reception for the museum's exhibit "Wood City Smokestacks". The exhibit includes the history of Cloquet's three big wood products industries, Sappi, Jarden and USG. Part 3 of the exhibit about USG and its predecessors, Conwed and the Wood Conversion Company, will open for the reception and program.      

            Refreshments will be served after the program. Regular 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 the Carlton County Historical Society at 218-879-1938.




MUSEUM HOSTS VETERAN'S DAY PROGRAM 

            On Veteran's Day, Wednesday, November 11, 2015, at 1 pm, the Carlton County Historical Society will present a program about Carlton County Veterans at its museum at 406 Cloquet Avenue in Cloquet, MN.

            Two historic Veteran's Memorial plaques will be on view and the museum's director, Rachael Martin, will discuss the veterans memorialized on these plaques. One plaque was recently donated from the Carlton County Courthouse and lists veterans who were employed by the county. Another plaque is part of the museum's current exhibit, Wood City Smokestacks, highlighting Cloquet's wood products industries. As part of the Northwest Paper Company history on exhibit is a World War II memorial plaque of the paper mill's employees.

            Refreshments will be served after the program. Veterans will be admitted free of charge for the program. Regular 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 the Carlton County Historical Society at 218-879-1938.




MOUNTIE POSTER SALE AT MUSEUM

 

            The Carlton County Historical Society plans a "Hunting Opener" sale of Mountie posters and calendars on Saturday, November 7, 2015, from 9 am to 4 pm at its museum at 406 Cloquet Avenue in Cloquet, MN.

            Over 50 Mountie posters and calendars that are duplicates of what is already in the museum's collection will be offered for sale at this fundraising event. A different Mountie calendar was produced each year by Northwest Paper Company and later by Potlatch as advertising for the company. Each calendar has the image of a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer, known as a "Mountie", wearing the traditional bright red jacket.

            Refreshments will be served throughout the day, as visitors browse the "Hunting Opener" sale. Regular 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 the Carlton County Historical Society at 218-879-1938.



Mountie with Fawn - Poster





MUSEUM HOSTS JARDEN HOME BRANDS PROGRAM AND EXHIBIT RECEPTION

 

            The Carlton County Historical Society welcomes Mary Andrae, plant manager for Jarden Home Brands in Cloquet, MN, to present a program about Jarden Today for an Exhibit Reception on Friday, October 23, 2015, at 1:00 pm at its museum at 406 Cloquet Avenue in Cloquet, MN.

        Mary Anrdrae, born and raised near Madison, WI, started working at Jarden Home Brands in Cloquet in 2013. Previously, she worked for Cummings Engine, spending 10 years in the corporate office, becoming plant manager and supervising 350 people. When she joined Jarden, it was a big leap working with a distribution based product. Since she's been at the Cloquet plant, changes to the old historic buildings are underway. Jarden has 17 acres of property and 300,000 square feet of work space.

        Andrae's program adds to the museum's current exhibit called "Wood City Smokestacks", referring to Cloquet's nickname and its three big wood products industries. An Exhibit Reception will follow Andrae's  program for the opening of Part Two of this exhibit on the predecessors of Jarden Home Brands, the Berst-Foster-Dixfield Company and Diamond Match. Part One of the exhibit opened in September, including the history of Sappi Fine Paper's Cloquet mill and its predecessors, Potlatch and the Northwest Paper Company.

       Regular admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12, and free admission for children under 5 and Carlton County Historical Society member. The museum is handicapped accessible. For more information call the Carlton County Historical Society at 218-879-1938.



Exhibit Reception October 23, 2015






HISTORICAL AGRICULTURAL TOUR OF CARLTON COUNTY

 

The Carlton County Historical Society is offering a tour of farming/agricultural sites in Carlton County on Saturday, October 10th, 2015, from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Carlton County has a rich history of farming and agriculture.  It helped shape the county we know today.  Join us as we visit several farms and areas that reflect that history.

With less than two percent of Americans living on a farm, the public is becoming more and more removed from farming practices and agricultural production.   We will see and learn how farming attracted immigrants to the area and provided a livelihood for generations.

We will travel by bus to five sites and learn the history of the location and see structures that have survived the years.  Lunch is included in the price and will be held at the Cloquet Forestry Center after a wagon tour through the woods.

The cost for this event is $32.00/person.  You can register by calling the Carlton County Historical Society at 218-879-1938, or stopping in at our museum, 406 Cloquet Avenue, Cloquet, MN.  The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9-4PM.  Payment is required in advance to hold a place for you.    Will we leave from and return to the Cloquet Super One rear parking lot.  PLEASE NOTE:  This event will require some walking and is not handicapped accessible.







MUSEUM DAY LIVE! AT CARLTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 

            The Carlton County Historical Society  is participating in the Smithsonian magazine's annual Museum Day Live! on Saturday, September 26, 2015, at its museum at 406 Cloquet Avenue in Cloquet, MN.

            Museum Day Live! gives visitors an opportunity to visit the CCHS museum free of charge by going online to www.Smithsonian.com/museumday and getting a free ticket.

            The CCHS museum is open from 9 am to 4 pm with a special Exhibit Opening at 1 pm. The new exhibit is called "Wood City Smokestacks", referring to Cloquet's nickname and its three big wood industries. Part one of the exhibit will open September 26, including the history of Sappi Fine Paper's Cloquet mill and its predecessors, Potlatch and the Northwest Paper Company.

            Refreshments will be served throughout the day for Museum Day Live! Regular admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12, and free admission for children under 5 and Carlton County Historical Society member. Or you can get free tickets by going online! The museum is handicapped accessible. For more information call the Carlton County Historical Society at 218-879-1938.



Northwest Paper Company Mill, Cloquet 1907


 




LABOR DAY MOVIES AT MUSEUM

 

            The Carlton County Historical Society will be open on Labor Day, Monday, September 7 from 9 am to 4 pm with a special movie at 1 pm.

            Labor Day is the last day of the summer exhibit "Stitchers and Weavers of Carlton County" featuring crocheting, knitting, embroidery, tatting, bobbin lace, huck toweling, weaving and quilts made by Carlton County women, whose biographies are featured.

            At 1 pm the movie "Lumber Jill" will be shown on the big screen. This movie was created in 2010 by Summer Hagen of Cloquet and features many local scenes and people from Cloquet. See how a young woman finds a finds a home in Cloquet, where hard labor and lumberjacks are welcomed.

            Popcorn and refreshments will be served. Regular admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12, and free admission for children under 5 and Carlton County Historical Society members. As a Blue Star Museum, all active U.S. military personnel and their families are offered free admission through Labor Day. The museum is handicapped accessible. For more information call the Carlton County Historical Society at 218-879-1938.




NANCY LEE GIVES BOOK TALK AT MUSEUM

 

            The Carlton County Historical Society welcomes Nancy Lee, author of the newly published novel "The Island" about Cloquet's Dunlap Island during the 1918 fire, on Friday, August 21 at 1 pm at its museum in Cloquet.

            Nancy is no stranger to Cloquet. She and her family lived in Cloquet from 1972 to 1981, when her husband, Gilbert Lee, was Pastor at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Three of her children graduated from Cloquet High School. A graduate of Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, Nancy raised six children before becoming a teacher of English Literature. She also wrote articles for Scope magazine, a women's periodical published by the American Lutheran Church, about her adventures as a mother. She traveled extensively as a speaker for church women's groups. "The Island" is Nancy's first novel, set in historic Cloquet.

            Nancy will present a slide show about her novel, giving us a peek into the story and its background in history. She will also tell us about her experience of publishing a book for the first time. After the program, refreshments will be served and autographed copies of her book will be available for sale.

            Regular admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12, and free admission for children under 5 and Carlton County Historical Society members. As a Blue Star Museum, all active U.S. military personnel and their families are offered free admission this summer. The museum is handicapped accessible. For more information call the Carlton County Historical Society at 218-879-1938.



Nancy Lee




ARROWHEAD HOOKCRAFTERS GUILD PRESENTS MUSEUM PROGRAM

 

            The Arrowhead Hookcrafters Guild will present a program on making hooked rugs for the Carlton County Historical Society on Tuesday, August 25 at 1 pm at its museum in Cloquet.

            Kay Despard of Aitkin, MN, and other members of the Arrowhead Hookcrafters Guild will explain and demonstrate how hooked rugs are made and their importance in our area's history. This program complements the museum's current exhibit "Stitchers and Weavers of Carlton County", which includes historic examples of locally made hooked rugs. One rug was made by Sadie Petite of Iverson, MN, in the 1930s and two other hooked rugs were made by Lillian Dodge of Cloquet in the 1920s.

            After the program, refreshments will be served. Regular admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12, and free admission for children under 5 and Carlton County Historical Society members. As a Blue Star Museum, all active U.S. military personnel and their families are offered free admission this summer. The museum is handicapped accessible. For more information call the Carlton County Historical Society at 218-879-1938.


Kay Despard Making Hooked Rugs




FRIDAY MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM  

 

The Carlton County Historical Society hosts Friday Movies at the Museum on  Friday, July 24 at 1:00 pm at its museum in Cloquet.

 

This month's matinee movie is called "Memories that began at Fond du Lac Hydro-Electric", a story of living in the Forbay community on the St. Louis River. Forbay is now a ghost town. Popcorn and lemonade will be served during the movies and a door prize drawing will be held during intermission.

 

Regular admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12, and free admission for children under 5 and Carlton County Historical Society members. As a Blue Star Museum, all active U.S. military personnel and their families are offered free admission this summer. The museum is handicapped accessible. For more information call 218-879-1938.



 


MERICAN QUILTING PROGRAM AT MUSEUM  

 

The Carlton County Historical Society presents a program on "American Quilting" by Marilyn Nelson on Saturday, April 11at 1 pm at its museum in Cloquet.

 

Nelson, who lives in Cloquet, has worked with the school district for many years and is an active member of the Humble Quilters of Carlton County. Her power point presentation shows the evolution of American quilters and their quilting styles throughout our country's history. This program gives visitors a context to learn more about the quilts on exhibit at the museum as part of the current exhibit "Stitchers and Weavers of Carlton County".

 

After the program, refreshments will be served. Regular 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.




MUSEUM  HOSTS MEETING ON BARN PHOTOGRAPHY

 

A meeting will be held at the Carlton County Historical Society museum at 406 Cloquet Avenue in Cloquet MN on Thursday, April 9 at 1 pm to discuss a project to photograph historic barns of Carlton County.

 

Representatives of the Aitkin County Historical Society will attend the meeting to share their experiences of doing a barn photo project that resulted in the publication of a book on Barns of Aitkin County. Anyone interested in learning more about this project or possibly volunteering to help with this project is invited to attend.

 

No admission is charged to attend this meeting. The museum is handicapped accessible. For more information call 218-879-1938.




TICKETS FOR SALE FOR PORT CITIES LUNCHEON


This year the Carlton County Historical Society is nominating our outstanding volunteer, Marcie Knase, as a candidate for the volunteer "Woman of the Year" award to be announced at the Port Cities Luncheon at the Radisson Hotel in Duluth on Wednesday, May 6 at 12 noon. We have reserved a table at the luncheon for the Carlton County Historical Society. Tickets are $20 each and include a delicious meal, plus a great speaker, Lucinda Amundsen, co-owner of Locally Laid, and a humorist and author for Reader's Digest. Help us support our nominee and join us for the Port Cities Luncheon. Just call us at 218-879-1938 for a ticket at our table.





FRIDAY MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM  

 

The Carlton County Historical Society hosts Friday Movies at the Museum on  Friday, June 26 at 1:00 pm at its museum in Cloquet.

 

This month's matinee movie features Part 3 of historic views of Cloquet's landmarks, then and now, shown on the big screen. Popcorn and punch will be served during the movies and a door prize drawing will be held during intermission.

 

Regular admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12, and free admission for children under 5 and Carlton County Historical Society members. As a Blue Star Museum, all active U.S. military personnel and their families are offered free admission this summer. The museum is handicapped accessible. For more information call 218-879-1938.






FOURTH OF JULY EVENTS AT MUSEUM  

 

            The Carlton County Historical Society presents two programs at its museum in Cloquet this weekend in celebration of Independence Day.

 

On Friday, July 3 at 1:00 pm, Biz Robbins will narrate a power point slide show about her newest book, Life Jacket: A Memoir of a Float Camp Teacher. Robbins is the former Elizabeth "Liz" Harmala, valedictorian of Cloquet High School class of 1959. She now lives in Alaska and published a book about living and working on an Alaskan floating lumber camp. After graduating from high school, she attended the U of M in Minneapolis and moved to Colorado to teach 5th grade. There she met her husband and they moved to Alaska to teach in logging camps. Find out more about her story of being a Float Camp teacher, and after her husband's death, "floating alone and finding a life jacket in community."

 


Biz Robbins with Classmate Allen Anway and his wife Dorothy







Lorren Lindevig and Florian Chmielewski at Concert

            On Saturday, July 4th, at 4:00 pm the Carlton County Historical Society hosts our 4th annual Accordion Concert by 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 both programs, refreshments will be served. Regular admission is $2 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. For more information call 218-879-1938.




CROCHETING PROGRAM AT MUSEUM  

 

The Carlton County Historical Society presents a Crocheting program by Bonnie Kloskowski of Cloquet on Saturday, June 13,  at 1 pm at its museum in Cloquet.

 

Kloskowski, who has been crocheting ever since she was nine years old during World War II, learned how to make her first chain from a neighbor. Her parents worked at a Navy supply depot in Utah, and her mom was too busy to teach her. She and her husband moved to Cloquet in 1957, where she worked at the old Raiter Clinic as an RN. She continued working as a nurse when the new hospital opened in Cloquet. Over the years she learned how to crochet almost anything by asking others and trying patterns in magazines. She demonstrates her talents at the County Fair in Barnum.

 

Kloskowski's program on Saturday includes demonstrations of making scrubbies and crocheted rugs from plastic bags, as well as showing her cat quilts that she makes for the humane society. Her program complements the museum's current exhibit, "Stitchers and Weavers of Carlton County", which features a variety of needlework including many crocheted items.

 

After the program, refreshments will be served. Regular admission is $2 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. For more information call 218-879-1938.




FRIDAY MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM  

 

The Carlton County Historical Society hosts Friday Movies at the Museum on  Friday, May 29 at 1:00 pm at its museum in Cloquet.

 

This month's program features the second part of historic views of Cloquet's landmarks, then and now, shown on the big screen. Popcorn and punch will be served during the movies and a door prize drawing will be held during intermission.

 

Regular 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.



A MOTHER'S DAY REMEMBRANCE AT MUSEUM  

 

The Carlton County Historical Society presents a program called "A Mother's Day Remembrance" by Carolyn Lehikoinen of Cloquet on Saturday, May 9,  at 1 pm at its museum in Cloquet.

 

Carolyn Lehikoinen's program is a reminiscence of her mother, Kate Woltjer Huisinger, whose handmade quilt is currently on view at the museum as part of the "Stitchers and Weavers of Carlton County" exhibit. Mrs. Huisinger, born in Ganzedijk, Netherlands, in 1890, came to America with her family when she was only two years old. She and her husband farmed in southern Minnesota and raised fourteen children. In 1952, she moved to Cloquet, where she died in 1977. Her daughter will show pictures, read a letter, discuss mementoes from their farm, and describe what life was like in the old days for our mothers. Guests will be invited to share memories of their mothers on this day before Mother's Day.

 

After the program, refreshments will be served. Regular 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.




Kate Woltjer Huisinger




FRIDAY MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM  

 

The Carlton County Historical Society hosts Friday Movies at the Museum on  Friday, April 24 at 1:00 pm at its museum in Cloquet.

 

This month's program features historic views of Cloquet's landmarks, then and now, shown on the big screen. Popcorn and punch will be served during the movies and a door prize drawing will be held during intermission.

 

Regular 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.




"FOUR DAYS BEFORE THE MAST" PROGRAM AT MUSEUM  

 

The Carlton County Historical Society welcomes guest speaker Allen Anway to present his program called "Four Days Before the Mast"  on Friday, March 27 at 1 pm at its museum in Cloquet.

 

Anway, born and raised in Cloquet and now living in Superior, WI, will present a power point program about the story of his family operating a canal boat in England last summer. The boat measured 70 feet in length, seven feet in width and weighed 25 tons. The photographs in the power point program are Anway's own creations. His photographs are well known throughout the area and copies of his photo book, "Is That An Old Camera?" will be available for sale and signing by the author the day of the program.

 

After the program, refreshments will be served. Regular 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.

 

 Allen Anway and his camera



ST. URHO'S DAY AT THE MUSEUM  

 

The Carlton County Historical Society celebrates St. Urho's Day on Monday, March 16, with a 1 pm program by Finnish weaver, Siiri Peterson, at its museum in Cloquet.

 

Siiri Peterson is a long time resident of Cromwell, MN, where she worked for the Cromwell Co-op for 30 years. She weaves rugs on her rug loom at home, first sewing the pieces of fabric she cuts for weaving with her old treadle Singer sewing machine. She will explain the rug weaving process, show examples of her work and demonstrate the use of the loom on the museum's working loom. This loom is part of the museum's current exhibit called "Stitchers and Weavers of Carlton County". Come and meet one of Carlton County's stitchers and weavers.

 

After the program, we will all recite the "Ode to St. Urho", toast St. Urho with grape juice and sample Finnish treats including Pulla. Regular 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.




Siiri  Peterson shows her handmade woven rugs



FRIDAY MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM  

 

The Carlton County Historical Society hosts Friday Movies at the Museum on  Friday, February 27 at 1:00 pm at its museum in Cloquet.

 

This month's program features the topic of Frank Lloyd Wright, the architect who designed a world-famous gas station in Cloquet, with DVDs and images shown on the big screen. Popcorn and punch will be served during the movies and a door prize drawing will be held during intermission.

 

Regular 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.



VALENTINES LACE AND TEA  

 

The Carlton County Historical Society welcomes fiber artist Tah'tini Ho'okan to present a program for the museum's "Valentines Lace and Tea" on  Saturday, February 14 at 1:00 pm at its museum in Cloquet.

 

Tah'tini lives in Kettle River and has a studio in Moose Lake, where she teaches and creates a variety of textile and needlework skills. Her Valentine's Day program features the lace making techniques of bobbin lace and tatting. This program compliments the museum's current exhibit "Stitchers and Weavers of Carlton County", which highlights individual women from Carlton County with examples of their handwork. Several examples of Tah'tini's creations are included in the exhibit.

 

After the program, tea, punch and Valentine's Day treats will be served. Regular 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.



Tah'tini presenting Program



STITCHERS AND WEAVERS EXHIBIT OPENING  

 

The Carlton County Historical Society will host an Exhibit Opening for its new exhibit  "Stitchers and Weavers of Carlton County" on Saturday, January 31 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at its museum in Cloquet.

 

The new exhibit highlights individual women from Carlton County with examples of their handwork. Items dating from the 1800s to present day include quilts, hooked and woven rugs, crocheting, embroidery, tatting, knitting, cutwork, pulled thread, huck toweling and bobbin lace. Learn more about the lives of the people who made these items by reading their biographies, viewing their photos and examining their handwork.

 

The Exhibit Opening includes demonstrations of weaving rag rugs on  a handmade loom recently donated to the museum.

Refreshments will be served throughout the afternoon. Regular 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.


                                                                                        
Chris Jenkins at Loom



HUGE RUMMAGE SALE AT MUSEUM  

 

The Carlton County Historical Society plans a huge Rummage Sale on Friday, January 2 and Saturday, January 3, from 9 am to 4 pm both days at its museum in Cloquet.

 

Even museums have to clean out their closets and part with duplicates. Items for sale include books, posters, jewelry, collectables, needlework, fabric, records, window blinds, curtain stretchers, antique clothing, photos, maps, old tools  and more.

 

Refreshments will be served throughout the day. No admission will be charged for the Rummage Sale, but donations are always welcome. The museum is handicapped accessible. For more information call 218-879-1938.




FRIDAY MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM  

 

Looking for something to do after Christmas? The Carlton County Historical Society hosts its December Friday Movies at the Museum on Friday, December 26 at 1 pm at its museum at 406 Cloquet Avenue in Cloquet, MN.

 

The featured presentation is a DVD called "Beyond the Prize" created by Cloquet native, Howard Lavick. It tells the story of the Cloquet High School 1963 basketball team's participation in the state basketball tournament. Shown on the big screen, this DVD includes interviews with the coach, Bennett Trochlil, and some team members as well as original film clips from the 1963 game. Popcorn and cold drinks will be served. During intermission door prize winners will be announced.

 

This event concludes the 2014 programs at the museum that help interpret the exhibit "65 Treasures", celebrating the 65th birthday of the CCHS with 65 items from the collection that are significant to Carlton County history. One of the items in the exhibit is the basketball trophy won in that 1963 state tournament game along with the net from the basketball hoop from the arena. The exhibit concludes at the end of 2014.

 

Admission to the museum is $2.00 for adults, $1.00 for children under 12 and free for children under 5 and CCHS members.  The museum is handicapped accessible. For more information call the CCHS at 218-879-1938.



1963 Basketball Trophy and Net



MICHELLE LEE PROGRAM AT MUSEUM  

 

The Carlton County Historical Society welcomes television anchor, Michelle Lee, to present a program on historic Nemadji Pottery on Saturday, December 6, at 1 pm at its museum at 406 Cloquet Avenue in Cloquet, MN.

 

Michelle Lee, who has been with Channel 6 in Duluth for many years, is also the author of a book about Nemadji Pottery, a unique style of pottery which was made locally in Carlton County and now known throughout the world.

 

This program complements the museum's exhibit called "65 Treasures", celebrating the 65th birthday of the Carlton County Historical Society with 65 significant items that make up the history of Carlton County. One of the 65 items is a Nemadji Pottery vase made in Kettle River, MN.

 

After the program,  refreshments will be served and autographed copies of Michelle Lee's book will be available for purchase. Admission to the museum is $2.00 for adults, $1.00 for children under 12 and free for children under 5 and CCHS members.  The museum is handicapped accessible. For more information call the CCHS at 218-879-1938.




SWINGING BRIDGE PROGRAM RESCHEDULED

 

Due to the snowstorm, the Carlton County Historical Society will reschedule its program about the Swinging Bridge planned for Veteran’s Day, Tuesday, November 11 at 1:00 pm to Tuesday, November 18 at 1:00 pm at its museum at 406 Cloquet Avenue in Cloquet.

 

Our presenter, Kris Hiller, park naturalist at Jay Cooke State Park, will show a slide program detailing the history of the park’s Swinging Bridge. Find out about all the floods and rebuilding over the years that are part of the bridge’s history.

 

This program helps interpret the museum’s current exhibit “65 Treasures”, celebrating the historical society’s 65th birthday with 65 unique items from its collection which tell the story of Carlton County’s history. One of these items is a set of historic postcards of the Swinging Bridge at Jay Cooke State Park, showing its changes through the years.

 

Refreshments will be served after the program. Regular museum admission is $2.00 for adults, $1.00 for children under 12, children under 5 and CCHS members admitted free. The CCHS museum is handicapped accessible. For more information call the CCHS museum as 218-879-1938.


SWINGING BRIDGE PROGRAM AT MUSEUM  


The Carlton County Historical Society welcomes Kristine Hiller, Park Naturalist from Jay Cooke State Park, to present a program about the Swinging Bridge on Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11 at 1 pm at its museum at 406 Cloquet Avenue in Cloquet, MN.

 

The program helps interpret the museum's current exhibit "65 Treasures", celebrating the historical society's 65th birthday with 65 items that are significant to the county's history. One of these items is a group of three historic postcards picturing Jay Cooke State Park's famous Swinging Bridge. Kristine Heller will present a slide show explaining the history of the bridge and the numerous floods that damaged the well-known Carlton County icon.

 

After the program, refreshments will be served. Admission to the museum is $2.00 for adults, $1.00 for children under 12 and free for children under 5 and CCHS members.  Veterans will be admitted free to commemorate Veterans Day. The museum is handicapped accessible. For more information call the CCHS at 218-879-1938.




HALLOWEEN MYSTERY MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM  

 

The Carlton County Historical Society hosts its October Friday Movies at the Museum on Friday, October 31 at 1 pm at its museum at 406 Cloquet Avenue in Cloquet, MN.

 

The featured presentation is a digitized 8 millimeter home movie of a family's Halloween party and numerous holiday and birthday parties. The mystery is - whose family is it? Does it take place in Cloquet or Carlton County? Can you find clues to its identity? Join us to help answer these questions and more at our Halloween Mystery Movies.

 

Feel free to join the staff and wear a Halloween costume for the event if you wish. Popcorn and cold drinks will be served. During intermission door prize winners will be announced.

 

Admission to the museum is $2.00 for adults, $1.00 for children under 12 and free for children under 5 and CCHS members.  The museum is handicapped accessible. For more information call the CCHS at 218-879-1938.





 MUSEUM PROGRAM REMEMBERS GORDON GULLION

 

The Carlton County Historical Society presents a program called "Remembering Gordon Gullion" on Saturday, October 11, at 1:00 pm at its museum in Cloquet, MN.

 

Affectionately known as "Mr. Ruffed Grouse", Gullion's career in wildlife behavior and management led him to move to Cloquet as director of the Cloquet Forestry Center in 1958. As a full professor for the University of Minnesota for 30 years, he gained a national reputation for his research, publications and teaching on the ruffed grouse before his death in October 1991.

 

This program helps interpret the museum's current exhibit "65 Treasures", which commemorates the 65th Anniversary of the Carlton County Historical Society with sixty-five unique and significant items from the museum's collection that tell about the history of Carlton County. One of the 65 treasures is Gordon Gullion's slide projector. He used the slide projector on exhibit at the museum for his numerous programs and talks on local wildlife, especially his research on the ruffed grouse.

 

We will watch a taped interview of Gullion conducted by Cloquet's Harry Newby, Sr. and view photos and articles provided by his family. Those who knew Gordy Gullion may share their reminiscences, including family members.

 

After the program, refreshments will be served.  Admission to the museum is $2.00 for adults, $1.00 for children under 12 and free for children under 5 and CCHS members.  The museum is handicapped accessible. For more information call the CCHS at 218-879-1938. 




 




PAUL FAHLSTROM FEATURED SPEAKER FOR MUSEUM DAY LIVE!

 

The Carlton County Historical Society welcomes Cloquet native, Paul Fahlstrom, as the guest speaker for the Smithsonian Magazine "Museum Day Live!" event on Saturday, September 27th.

 

"Museum Day Live!" is an annual event for participating museums throughout the country, where museum visitors are admitted free of charge with a ticket from the Smithsonian Magazine. Just contact their website www.Smithsonian.com/museumdaylive  to get a free ticket.

 

The CCHS museum will be open for "Museum Day Live!" from 9 am to 4 pm, with a special program at 1 pm by Paul Fahlstrom, who is visiting Cloquet from his home in Maryland. The author of several books on Cloquet and Carlton County history, Fahlstrom will speak about "The Fahlstrom-Gerin-Olesen Connection."

 

This program helps interpret the museum's current exhibit "65 Treasures", which commemorates the 65th Anniversary of the Carlton County Historical Society with sixty-five unique and significant items from the museum's collection that tell about the history of Carlton County. Three of the sixty-five items on exhibit include the music of Louis Gerin, the U.S. Navy dress uniform of Captain Marcel Gerin and Anna Dickey Olesen's velvet coat. Fahlstrom will explain how these personalities were connected and give his personal reminiscences.

 

After the program, Fahlstrom will autograph his local history books for sale and refreshments will be served.  Admission to the museum is normally $2.00 for adults, $1.00 for children under 12 and free for children under 5 and CCHS members.  Remember to get your Free Ticket at the Smithsonian Magazine website! The museum is handicapped accessible. For more information call the CCHS at 218-879-1938.



PAUL FAHLSTROM




FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT AND THE CLOQUET CONNECTION

 

The Carlton County Historical Society will be open on Labor Day, Monday, September 1, to present a special program by Byron Stadsvold called "Frank Lloyd Wright and the Cloquet Connection" at 1 pm.

 

Stadsvold, a retired architect, was born in Fergus Falls, MN, and now lives in Rochester, MN. He received his architectural training at North Dakota State University in Fargo and has worked in Northfield and Brainerd, MN, and Forest City, IA. His program focuses on the early start of the internationally known architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Wright's work in Minnesota with emphasis on the Cloquet connection.

 

This program helps interpret the new exhibit "65 Treasures", which commemorates the 65th Anniversary of the Carlton County Historical Society with sixty-five unique and significant items from the museum's collection that tell about the history of Carlton County. One of the sixty-five items on exhibit is a print of an original Frank Lloyd Wright architectural drawing of the Cloquet gas station Wright designed.

 

Refreshments will be served after the program. Admission is $2.00 for adults, $1.00 for children under 12 and free for children under 5 and CCHS members.  Active duty military personnel and their families are welcome free of charge through Labor Day. The museum is handicapped accessible and air conditioned. For more information call the CCHS at 218-879-1938.





Byron Stadsvold & Mike McKinney




MOUNTIE PROGRAM AT MUSEUM

 

The Carlton County Historical Society welcomes Peter Spooner, former curator at Tweed Museum of Art in Duluth, as he presents a power point program on "Mountie Poster Art and Artists" on Saturday, August 23 at 1 pm at the CCHS museum in Cloquet, MN.

 

This program helps interpret the new exhibit "65 Treasures", which commemorates the 65th Anniversary of the Carlton County Historical Society with sixty-five unique and significant items from the museum's collection that tell about the history of Carlton County. One of the sixty-five items is an original oil painting depicting a Canadian "Mountie" greeting a trader. These "Mountie" paintings were part of an advertising campaign of the Northwest Paper Company, which had its headquarters and a mill in Cloquet. Spooner's program will provide information about the artist of this painting, and tell us more about other "Mountie" artists.

 

Refreshments will be served after the program. Admission is $2.00 for adults, $1.00 for children under 12 and free for children under 5 and CCHS members.  Active duty military personnel and their families are welcome free of charge at the CCHS museum through Labor Day. The museum is handicapped accessible and air conditioned. For more information call the CCHS at 218-879-1938.

 

 


MOUNTIE PAINTING ATTRIBUTED TO HAROLD MICHAELSON




RHONDA FOCHS PROGRAM AT MUSEUM

 

The Carlton County Historical Society welcomes Rhonda Fochs, author of the book "Minnesota's Lost Towns", to present a program at its museum in Cloquet on Tuesday, July 22 at 1 pm.  

 

Fochs, a retired history teacher, says her "passion for history, especially local and regional history, has resulted in "Minnesota's Lost Towns" which chronicles over 100 northern Minnesota used-to-be towns and communities." Carlton County lost towns will be featured in her program, which connects to the museum's current exhibit "65 Treasures", including a banner about the lost town of Iverson.

 

As Fochs and her family, including her dog, travel the state, she is now gathering material for a second book in the Lost Towns Series about Central Minnesota. After her program, Fochs will autograph copies of her book for sale and refreshments will be served.

 

Regular admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12 and no charge for children under 5 and CCHS members. Active duty military personnel and their families are welcome free of charge at the CCHS museum through Labor Day. The museum is handicapped accessible and air conditioned. For more information call 218-879-1938.

 

 

Rhonda Fochs


 

LOCAL AUTHOR PRESENTS “MINNESOTA’S LOST TOWNS”

Regional History Book Features Several Area Locations

 

Minnesota Regional author, Rhonda Fochs, will be providing a historical presentation and an overview on “Minnesota’s Lost Towns” the newly released local history book published by North Star Press of St. Cloud, The book tells the tale of over 125 northern Minnesota lost locations.  Each town, once thriving and now no longer existing as a town, is covered in a short, fun-to-read narrative. Read how the towns were created, how they grew and prospered, why they died and what you will find there today. Filled with anecdotes, historical photos, current photos and the history of each community, the book appeals to historians, genealogists, tourists, travelers, area residents and anyone that enjoys a good story. 

 

The presentation will include a discussion of what makes a lost town, the life stages of lost communities, the different classes and categories of lost towns and features historical photos and fun anecdotes about the people and places. Several area locations will be included. The presentation will be held at the Carlton County Historical Society at 406 Cloquet Avenue in Cloquet, MN, on Tuesday, July 22 at 1:00 pm.

 

Regular admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12 and no charge for children under 5 and CCHS members. Active duty military personnel and their families are welcome free of charge at the CCHS museum through Labor Day. The museum is handicapped accessible and air conditioned. For more information call the museum at 218-879-1938.

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM

 

The Carlton County Historical Society hosts the July Friday Movies at the Museum on Friday, July 25 at 1:00 pm at its museum at 406 Cloquet Avenue in Cloquet.

 

This month features two home  movies from the museum's collection about Carlton County Dairy Days. The first is the first Dairy Days held in 1952 in Cloquet, and the second is the 1961 Dairy Days held in Pine City. You will see the 4-H students groom their cows for the competition, the awards ceremony, the Dairy Princess crowned by Princess Kay of the Milky Way and the concluding banquet.

 

Popcorn and lemonade will be served and a door prize drawing will be held during intermission. Regular museum admission is $2.00 for adults, $1.00 for children under 12, children under 5 and CCHS members admitted free. Active military personnel and their families are admitted free of charge at the museum through Labor Day. The CCHS museum is handicapped accessible. Call 218-879-1938 for questions. 

 




FOURTH OF JULY ACCORDION CONCERT AT MUSEUM

 

The Carlton County Historical Society will be open to visitors on Friday, July 4th, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Celebrate Independence Day at the museum by enjoying our three permanent exhibits, “The Fires of 1918”, “Carlton County Logging History” and our new "Ojibwe Culture in Carlton County". Our 2014 exhibit "65 Treasures", which celebrates our 65th Anniversary, features 65 items from our collection that tell the unique history of Carlton County.

 

A home movie showing the 1951 Cloquet 4th of July parade will be shown at 12 noon and 2 pm with popcorn.

 

A special 4th of July sale will include discounts on books, T-shirts and artwork. Free refreshments, including coffee and punch will also be available.

 

At 4 p.m. join us indoors for a concert of patriotic and traditional music presented by the Harrington Arts Center and Accordion Museum staff and students from Superior, WI.

 

Regular admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12 and no charge for children under 5 and CCHS members. Active duty military personnel and their families will be welcome free of charge at the CCHS museum through Labor Day. The museum is handicapped accessible and air conditioned. For more information call 218-879-1938.


Lorren Lindevig joins Helmi Harrington


 



FRIDAY MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM

 

The Carlton County Historical Society hosts the June Friday Movies at the Museum on Friday, June 27 at 1:00 pm at its museum at 406 Cloquet Avenue in Cloquet.

 

This month features two home  movies from the museum's collection. The first is a newly edited 1951 film of Cloquet's 4th of July parade, and the second is the Cloquet baseball opener from the 1930s. Both old 8 millimeter films are in color with no sound and have been digitized to be shown on the big screen.

 

Popcorn and lemonade will be served and a door prize drawing will be held during intermission. Regular museum admission is $2.00 for adults, $1.00 for children under 12, children under 5 and CCHS members admitted free. Active military personnel and their families are admitted free of charge at the museum through Labor Day. The CCHS museum is handicapped accessible. Call 218-879-1938 for questions.





 MICHAEL RESMAN SPEAKS AT MUSEUM

 

On Sunday, June 22 at 1:00 pm, author Michael Resman from Rochester, MN, will present a program at the Carlton County Historical Society at 406 Cloquet Avenue in Cloquet, MN.

 

Resman, a retired Occupational Therapist for the Rochester State Hospital, recently wrote a book called Asylums, Treatment Centers and Genetic Jails: A History of Minnesota's State Hospitals. His book includes information about the Moose Lake State Hospital, when it was a treatment center for the mentally ill in Carlton County. Resman will discuss the Moose Lake facility in the broader context of the comprehensive history of Minnesota's treatment of people with mental illness, including the good intentions and the unfortunate lack of dignity and respect for many patients. Resman's book will be available for sale the day of the program.

 

Resman's program enhances the museum's current exhibit called "65 Treasures of Carlton County", which includes photos and history of the Moose Lake State Hospital as a celebration of the Carlton County Historical Society's 65th birthday this year. Refreshments will be served after the program.

 

Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12 and no charge for children under 5 or CCHS members. As a Blue Star Museum, all active duty U.S. Military personnel and their families are offered free admission through Labor Day. The museum is handicapped accessible. For more information call 218-879-1938.







FRIDAY MOVIES AT MUSEUM

 

The Carlton County Historical Society hosts the May Friday Movies at the Museum on Friday, May 30 at 1:00 pm at its museum at 406 Cloquet Avenue in Cloquet.

 

This month’s selection is a triple-header with home movies of Cloquet's 4th of July Parade, the American Legion Parade of 1953 and an educational fire prevention movie called "Fire on the Land".

 

Popcorn and punch will be served and a door prize drawing will be held during intermission. Regular museum admission is $2.00 for adults, $1.00 for children under 12, children under 5 and CCHS members admitted free. The CCHS museum is handicapped accessible. Call 218-879-1938 for questions.




MEMORIAL DAY ACTIVITIES AT MUSEUM

 

Celebrate Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, at the Carlton County Historical Society, 406 Cloquet Avenue in Cloquet, MN, open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Memorial Day marks the start of the museum's third year participating in the Blue Star Museum program, offering free admission to all active duty U.S. Military personnel and their families Memorial Day through Labor Day.

 

View our exhibits on "65 Treasures of Carlton County", "The Ojibwe of Carlton County", "The Logging Era", "The 1918 Fire" and "Mountie Posters and Calendars" and enjoy refreshments. At 2:00 pm Allen R. Anway presents an encore performance of his new and revised program called "The Greatest Scientific Prize Ever Awarded in History".

 

Anway, retired physicist and Cloquet native, produced a power point presentation which he has researched and will narrate.  Come to the museum to learn about this prize, greater than $3,000,000 in today's money, given in 1714 to solve the most difficult navigation problem known to man - how to determine longitude while on a ship.

 

Regular admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12 and no charge for children under 5 or CCHS members. The museum is handicapped accessible. Remember, Military personnel are admitted free starting Memorial Day! For more information call 218-879-1938.

 

 

 

             

            LARRY LUUKKONEN PROGRAM AT MUSEUM

 

The Carlton County Historical Society welcomes guest speaker Larry Luukkonen presenting a program called "Mapping the St. Louis River"  on Saturday, May 17, Armed Forces Day,  at 1:00 pm at its museum in Cloquet, MN.

 

Luukkonen, born and raised in Cloquet, now lives in McGregor, MN. He received his M.A. degree in History at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and taught history at Bemidji State University. A prolific author of Northern Minnesota history, Luukkonen's three books available at the museum include A Hometown Album: Cloquet's Centennial StoryReuben B. Carlton: Frontier Blacksmith and Visionary, and Cloquet; the Story Behind the Name

 

Luukkonen's program, "Mapping the St. Louis River", complements the museum's current exhibit "65 Treasures", which celebrates the 65th anniversary of the Carlton County Historical Society.  Featured in the exhibit is a 1935 map of Carlton County and a map of the Northern Pacific Railroad.

 

Refreshments will be served following the program. Admission is $2.00 for adults, $1.00 for children under 12 and free for children under 5, CCHS members and past and present members of the U.S. Armed Forces. The museum is handicapped accessible. For more information call the CCHS at 218-879-1938.

 


Luukkonen discusses Mapping the St. Louis River


 




MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM

 

The Carlton County Historical Society hosts its April Movies at the Museum program on Friday, April 25 at 1 pm at its museum in Cloquet.

 

This month's movies include an 8 millimeter home movie which includes footage of the Swinging Bridge in Jay Cooke Park and a slide show about the city of Carlton, with photos from the 1950s to the early 2000s.

 

Popcorn and refreshments accompany the movies and a drawing for door prizes will take place during intermission. Tickets are free with the cost of admission, which is $2.00 for adults, $1.00 for children 5 to 12 and under 5 is free. The museum is handicapped accessible. For more information call the CCHS at 218-879-1938.





EXHIBIT OPENING AND PROGRAM

 

The Carlton County Historical Society announces the opening of its new exhibit "65 Treasures" on Saturday, April 26, with a special program at 1:00 pm at its museum in Cloquet, MN.

 

The new exhibit commemorates the 65th Anniversary of the Carlton County Historical Society, founded in 1949, with sixty-five unique and significant items from the museum's collection that tell about the history of Carlton County. One of the sixty-five items is an original oil painting depicting a Canadian "Mountie" greeting a trader. These "Mountie" paintings were part of an advertising campaign of the Northwest Paper Company, which had a mill in Cloquet.

 

The 1:00 pm program for the exhibit opening features a power point presentation by Peter Spooner, former curator at Tweed Museum of Art in Duluth,  about "Mountie" art and the artist attributed to the painting on exhibit.

 

Refreshments will be served from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm for the Exhibit Opening and Program. Admission is $2.00 for adults, $1.00 for children under 12 and free for children under 5 and CCHS members. The museum is handicapped accessible. For more information call the CCHS at 218-879-1938.






CARLTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY CELEBRATES 65TH ANNIVERSARY

 

Join the Carlton County Historical Society on Saturday, April 12, to celebrate their 65th Anniversary at the Annual Meeting and Spaghetti Dinner from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm at Atkins Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th Street in Cloquet.

 

The event begins with the CCHS 65th Annual Meeting election of officers at 4:30 pm, followed by spaghetti, salad and dessert. A Silent Auction with many Springtime items will be open for bidding and a Program at 6:00 pm will round out the activities. This celebration is open to the public.

 

Tickets are available in advance at the CCHS museum at 406 Cloquet Avenue in Cloquet, or at the Atkins Northland Funeral Home starting at 4:30 pm the day of the event. For more information call the CCHS at 218-879-1938.


The program featured Adam Karlstedt

 Barnum High School student & winner of National HIstory Day Regional Contest




FRIDAY MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM

 

The Carlton County Historical Society hosts the March Friday Movies at the Museum on Friday, March 28 at 1:00 p.m. at its museum at 406 Cloquet Avenue in Cloquet.

 

This month’s selection includes a tribute to the Norwegian heritage in Carlton County, since March 29th is the last day of the traveling exhibit "New Land, New Life! Norwegian Immigration in Minnesota: 1825-1925". We will start with a slide show of the Normanna and Viking Make Choirs and hear their music, then watch an interview with a Norwegian immigrant family.

 

Popcorn and hot cider will be served and a door prize drawing will be held during intermission. Regular museum admission is $2.00 for adults, $1.00 for children under 12, children under 5 and CCHS members admitted free. The CCHS museum is handicapped accessible.

            


ARNA RENNAN PERFORMS AT MUSEUM

 

On Saturday, March 15 at 11 am Arna Rennan will present a program on "Music of the Immigrants" at the Carlton County Historical Society museum in Cloquet.

 

Arna's lifelong interest in Norwegian folk music began with first learning from her mother and later studying at the Institute of Folk Culture in Rauland, Telemark. While there, she gained an understanding of the ancient roots of traditional singing based on the overtone flute. Arna creates an atmosphere of Nordic culture around her - be it in her log home in Normanna Township, Scandinavian cuisine, storytelling, painting, playing ancient instruments, singing or performing with her ensemble Nordic Angst.

 

Arna's program at the museum includes a variety of immigrant songs and also songs written and sung in Norway. Songs that were warnings, farewells or mocking the emigrants as well as the sentimental ones we know and love. Her program complements the museum's current exhibit, "New Land, New Life! Norwegian Immigration in Minnesota: 1825-1925", sponsored by the Cloquet Sons of Norway Lodge. After the program enjoy Norwegian refreshments provided by the Cloquet SON.

 

Regular admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12 and no charge for children under 5 or CCHS members. For more information call 218-879-1938.

 



Arna Singing Norwegian Folk Songs











MARK WICK PROGRAM AT MUSEUM

 

On Saturday, February 15 at 11 am Mark Wick will present a program on "The Steamer America" at the Carlton County Historical Society museum in Cloquet.

 

Wick, a retired police officer from Duluth, will show his power point presentation about the Steamer America, which sank off Isle Royale in 1928. Wick's uncle, John Wick, who immigrated to Duluth from Norway in the early 1920s, served as First Mate on the Steamer America the night it sank. Learn about the ship that was a lifeline for twenty-six years for North Shore settlers and fishermen before roads were built and how it is now a popular shipwreck among divers. Learn about the Wick family from Norway and their connection to this famous ship.

 

This program complements the museum's current exhibit, "New Land, New Life! Norwegian Immigration in Minnesota: 1825-1925", sponsored by the Cloquet Sons of Norway Lodge. After the program enjoy Norwegian refreshments provided by the Cloquet SON.

 

Regular admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12 and no charge for children under 5 or CCHS members. For more information call 218-879-1938.

 


Mark Wick holding John Wick's sextant




FRIDAY MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM

 

The Carlton County Historical Society will host its January Friday Movies at the Museum program on Friday, January 31 at 1:00 pm at its museum in Cloquet.

 

Take a break from the cold with hot cider, popcorn and old movies at the museum. We will test out a vintage 16 millimeter projector with two films, "The Secure World of Diamond Values" and "The Golden Twenties", Part II. Between films we will award door prizes.

 

Regular admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12 and no charge for children under 5 or CCHS members. For more information call 218-879-1938.

 

  




JANUARY RUMMAGE SALE AT MUSEUM

 

            On Friday, January 3, 2014, the Carlton County Historical Society will hold a Rummage Sale at its museum at 406 Cloquet Avenue in Cloquet from 9 am to 4 pm.

            Enjoy a cup of hot coffee and cookies while you browse through a variety of household items. Toys, books, magazines, old postcards, tools, vacuum cleaners, kitchen items and curtains are among the historical society's rummage for sale.

            Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12 and  $5 for families. Children under 5 and CCHS members admitted free of charge. The museum is handicapped accessible. For more information, call 218-879-1938.

           

 




LORREN LINDEVIG PROGRAM OPENS NEW EXHIBIT

 

            Lorren Lindevig presents a musical accordion program for the opening of the Carlton County Historical Society's new exhibit on Saturday, January 11 at 11:00 am at its museum in Cloquet.

            Lindevig's Norwegian background makes the perfect complement to the museum's new exhibit called "New Land, New Life! Norwegian Immigration in Minnesota: 1825-1925". Developed as a traveling exhibit for the Greater Minnesota Sons of Norway Lodges, this exhibit is hosted by the Cloquet Sons of Norway Lodge. It includes such topics as urban life, churches and congregations, folk art, fine art, farm settlements and homesteading. 

            Following Lindevig's musical program, refreshments and coffee will be served.

            Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12 and  $5 for families. Children under 5 and CCHS members admitted free of charge. The museum is handicapped accessible. For more information, call 218-879-1938.



Lorren Lindevig and Florian Chmielewski on Accordions




FRIDAY MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM 


The Carlton County Historical Society will host its December Friday Movies at the Museum program on Friday, December 27 at 1:00 pm at its museum in Cloquet.

 

Enjoy an after Christmas adventure at the museum watching original 16 millimeter films  on a reel to reel projector on the big screen. The audience will choose the movies - either "The Golden Twenties", Part I or II, or "Minuet Moonlight Sonata by Paderewski and Hymn of the Nations by Toscanini", or a series of Joe Louis boxing matches.  Fresh popcorn, refreshments and door prizes will be offered.

 

Regular admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12 and no charge for children under 5 or CCHS members. For more information call 218-879-1938.

 





ALLEN ANWAY PRESENTS MUSEUM PROGRAM

 

Because of the snowstorm, the Carlton County Historical Society has rescheduled the program by Allen R. Anway called "The Greatest Scientific Prize Ever Awarded in History" to Wednesday, December 18 at 1:00 pm.

 

Anway, retired physicist and Cloquet native, produced a power point presentation which he has researched and will narrate.  Come to the museum to learn about this prize, greater than $3,000,000 in today's money, given in 1714 to solve the most difficult navigation problem known to man. Coffee and refreshments will be served after the program.

 

Regular admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12 and no charge for children under 5 or CCHS members. For more information call 218-879-1938.

 

  

 

Allen R. Anway 



CARLTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY HOSTS CHRISTMAS PARTY AT MUSEUM

 

The Carlton County Historical Society's Christmas Party takes place on Friday, December 13 from 9 am to 4 pm at its museum in Cloquet.  

 

Events are scheduled all day long starting with a 9:30 am guided tour of the "Home for the Holidays" exhibit and behind the scenes tour of the lower level not usually open to the public. At 10:30 am Mary Hagen of Cloquet will play the harp followed by more guided tours. The 12:30 entertainment is the Cloquet High School Madrigal Singers led by music director, Chad Felton. After another guided tour, the 2:30  musical event is a Christmas Carol Sing-A-Long, led by Barry Bergquist of Cloquet, with Gretchen Chelseth on the keyboard. The final guided tour will begin at 3:30 pm. Coffee, punch and Christmas treats will be available all day, along with a silent auction and sale prices on museum store items.

 

Regular admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12 and no charge for children under 5 or CCHS members. For more information call 218-879-1938.

 




SING ALONG WITH GRETCHEN CHELSETH & BARRY BERGQUIST
 

 




MUSEUM REMEMBERS JFK

 

The Carlton County Historical Society will hold a remembrance for President John F. Kennedy on Friday, November 22 at 1 pm at its museum in Cloquet.

 

The JFK Remembrance will be an informal discussion of "Where Were You?" when you heard of Kennedy's assassination fifty years ago. Bring your stories and recollections as we commemorate the anniversary of this tragic event in our  nation's history. Coffee and refreshments will be served.

 

Regular admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12 and no charge for children under 5 or CCHS members. For more information call 218-879-1938.

 




AMBROSIA TRIO PERFORMS AT MUSEUM

 

The Carlton County Historical Society welcomes the Ambrosia Trio for a musical program on Wednesday, November 13 at 12 p.m. at its museum in Cloquet.

 

The Ambrosia Trio is made up of three women, Jane Wester and Barb Parks, both of Superior, WI, and Sandy Lemieux of Duluth. Their program features a traveling theme using songs from the 1930s and 1940s such as Chattanooga Choo Choo, Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe, A-Tisket A-Tasket, Lullaby of Broadway, Zing Went the Strings of My Heart, and more. Their Andrews Sisters style music ties in with the museum's "Home for the Holidays" exhibit, featuring twenty-one World War II uniforms. Refreshments will follow the program.

 

Regular admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12 and no charge for children under 5 or CCHS members. For more information call 218-879-1938.

 

 

Ambrosia

Ambrosia Trio performs at museum




   FRIDAY MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM

 

The Carlton County Historical Society will host its October Friday Movies at the Museum program on Friday, October 25 at 1:00 pm at its museum in Cloquet.

 

Two 16 millimeter movies will be shown in digitized format on the big screen. One is called "Wood Conversion Company" and the other includes highlights of two Cloquet High School football games from 1971, Cloquet v. Hibbing and Cloquet v. Proctor. Come see the movies on the big screen and enjoy fresh popcorn and refreshments. During intermission door prizes will be awarded.

 

Regular admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12 and no charge for children under 5 or CCHS members. For more information call 218-879-1938.

 

1918 FIRE PROGRAM AT CARLTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 

The Carlton County Historical Society commemorates the 95th Anniversary of the 1918 Fire with a program by author, Francis Carroll, on Sunday, October 13 at 1:00 p.m. at the CCHS museum in Cloquet.

 

Carroll, author of Fires of Autumn and other books on Carlton County history, grew up in Cloquet and worked at the Wood Conversion Company and Northwest Paper Company. He received his Ph.D. from Trinity College in Dublin and became Professor of History at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg.

 

Carroll's power point program will be shown in the "Fires of 1918" exhibit area and will include many more photos of the Cloquet portion of the fire. After the program Carroll will autograph books he has written for the CCHS and refreshments will be served.

 

 Also on view is the museum's newest exhibit "Home for the Holidays", which includes the museum's entire collection of World War II uniforms. The exhibit's theme shows how important it is for service men and women to come home for the holidays.

 

Regular admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12 and no charge for children under 5 and CCHS members. For more information call 218-879-1938.
 
 
 
 
 
Francis Carroll
 

 

CARLTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY CELEBRATES MUSEUM DAY LIVE!

 

The Carlton County Historical Society will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, September 28, 2013, as part of Smithsonian magazine's ninth annual Museum Day Live! A nationwide event, Museum Day Live! offers free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket at a participating museum or cultural institution.

 

The Museum Day Live! ticket can be downloaded at Smithsonian.com/museumday. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address. This event represents Smithsonian's commitment to make learning and the spread of knowledge accessible to everyone. Last year's event drew 400,000 participants nationwide.

 

This is the fourth year the Carlton County Historical Society has participated in this event. This year an indoor Rummage Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and historical movies will be shown at 1 p.m. Snacks and refreshments will be available all day.

 

Regular admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12 and no charge for children under 5 and CCHS members. For more information call 218-879-1938.

 

 

 

 

 

FATHER FISH PRESENTS PROGRAM AT MUSEUM

 

The Carlton County Historical Society welcomes Father Justin Fish of Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Cloquet as guest speaker for a program on Friday, September 13, at 12 noon at its museum in Cloquet.

 

Interpreting the museum's current exhibit "Dressed in White", Fr. Fish will talk about the use of the color white in the Catholic tradition. In addition to Christening dresses, First Communion dresses and Wedding dresses, which are on exhibit at the museum, Fr. Fish will discuss the church's white vestments and cloths, their use and meaning.

 

After the program, refreshments will be served. Regular admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12 and no charge for children under 5 and CCHS members. For more information call 218-879-1938.

 
 
Father Fish
           
FATHER FISH
 
 
 
 
FRIDAY MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM

 

The Carlton County Historical Society will host its August Friday Movies at the Museum program on Friday, August 23 at 1:00 pm at its museum in Cloquet.

 

Two 16 millimeter movies will be shown in digitized format on the big screen. One is called "Fire on the Land", a 1950s educational film about wildfire prevention using local examples of forest fires. The second movie is from the Carlton County Extension Office and is called "1962 Dairy Days in Grand Rapids". Come to see the movies and enjoy fresh popcorn and punch. During intermission door prizes will be awarded.

 

Regular admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12 and no charge for children under 5 and CCHS members. Active duty military personnel and their families will be welcome free of charge at the CCHS museum through Labor Day, September 2, 2013. For more information call 218-879-1938.

 

 

 

HARRIS STILLWELL PROGRAM AT MUSEUM

 
 

The Carlton County Historical Society welcomes Harris Stillwell, World War II U. S. Navy Veteran, as guest speaker for a program on Tuesday, August 13, at 12 noon at its museum in Cloquet.

 

Stillwell, a Cloquet native, will talk about his experiences serving as a Gunners Mate 1st Class in the Pacific on the ship USS Corvus (AKA 36). For his service, Stillwell was awarded the American Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Medal with one Battle Star (Okinawa), and the occupation Services Medal.

 

Stillwell's Navy white uniform, medals and photo of the ship he served on are part of the museum's summer exhibit "Dressed in White", which will be on view until mid-September.

 

After the program, refreshments will be served. Regular admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12 and no charge for children under 5 and CCHS members. Active duty military personnel and their families will be welcome free of charge at the CCHS museum through Labor Day, September 2, 2013. For more information call 218-879-1938.
 
 
 
Harris Stillwell
 
HARRIS STILLWELL
 
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FRIDAY MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM

 

The Carlton County Historical Society will host its July Friday Movies at the Museum program on Friday, July 26 at 1:00 pm at its museum in Cloquet.

 

Two 16 millimeter movies will be shown in digitized format on the big screen. One is called "Cloquet Parades" and includes historic footage of 4th of July, Labor Day and Fireman's parades. The second movie is  from the Carlton County Extension Office and is called "Carlton County's First Dairy Days 1952". Come to see how people enjoyed summers in the past. Popcorn and punch will be served and during intermission door prizes will be awarded.

 

Regular admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12 and no charge for children under 5 and CCHS members. Active duty military personnel and their families will be welcome free of charge at the CCHS museum through Labor Day, September 2, 2013. For more information call 218-879-1938.

 

 

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEDDING DRESS STYLE SHOW AT MUSEUM

 

The Carlton County Historical Society announces a Wedding Dress Style Show to be held at its museum in Cloquet on Saturday, July 13, at 1:00 p.m.

 

The style show will be made up of historic wedding dresses on loan from Carlton County residents and modeled by Cloquet students. This program is part of the museum's summer exhibit called "Dressed in White", featuring eight wedding dresses from the museum's collection as well as other white clothing.

 

Guests at this event will be welcomed by live wedding music, receive a brochure with photos of the dresses modeled and have a wedding dress photo opportunity, followed by a wedding cake and punch reception.

 

Regular admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12 and no charge for children under 5 and CCHS members. Active duty military personnel and their families will be welcome free of charge at the CCHS museum through Labor Day, September 2, 2013. For more information call 218-879-1938.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

FOURTH OF JULY ACCORDION CONCERT AT MUSEUM

 

The Carlton County Historical Society will be open to visitors on Thursday, July 4th, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Celebrate Independence Day at the museum by enjoying our three exhibits, “The Fires of 1918”, “Carlton County Logging History” and “Dressed in White”. The museum also offers ongoing video programs and movies about local history.

 

A special 4th of July sale will include discounts on books, T-shirts and artwork. Free refreshments, including coffee and punch will also be available.

 

At 4 p.m. join us indoors for a concert of patriotic and traditional music presented by the Harrington Arts Center and Accordion Museum staff and students.

 

Regular admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12 and no charge for children under 5 and CCHS members. Active duty military personnel and their families will be welcome free of charge at the CCHS museum through Labor Day, September 2, 2013. For more information call 218-879-1938.

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT OPENING AND PROGRAM

 

 

 

 

The Carlton County Historical Society in Cloquet will celebrate the opening of its new exhibit "Dressed in White" with a program on Thursday, June 13 at 12 noon.

 

The summer exhibit features all white clothing, including wedding dresses, christening dresses, first communion dresses, uniforms and historic summer fashions, with the symbolism of white explored.

 

The program on June 13 features Jack Soetebier, former owner and operator of the Patty Cake Bakery Shop in Duluth, who will narrate a historic movie showing the bakery's operations. See how the professionals decorated wedding cakes and made special occasion treats. Following the program, enjoy decorated cake, coffee and punch.

 

Regular admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12 and no charge for children under 5 and CCHS members. Active duty military personnel and their families will be welcome free of charge at the CCHS museum through Labor Day, September 2, 2013. For more information call 218-879-1938.

 

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY MOVIES AT MUSEUM

The Carlton County Historical Society's Movies at the Museum continues with the May program on Friday, May 24, at 1:00 pm.

The featured movie is called "The Golden 20s" part 2. This 1950 feature length compilation of 1920s newsreel footage includes commentary about news, sports, lifestyles and historic figures. If time permits, a second movie will be shown. The audience will select the second movie from the historical society's collection.

Popcorn and peach iced tea will be served and door prizes will be announced at intermission. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12 and $5 for families. Children under 5 and CCHS members admitted free of charge. The museum is handicapped accessible. For more information, call 218-879-1938.

  

 

 

 

BOOK MAKING PROGRAM AT MUSEUM

 

 

The Carlton County Historical Society presents a program by Michael Coughlin on historic book making at the museum at 406 Cloquet Avenue in Cloquet, MN, on Monday, May 13, at 12 noon.

Coughlin, a book publisher from Cornucopia, Wisconsin, will discuss letterpress printing and hand bookbinding techniques. According to Coughlin, his publishing business produces "limited edition books for discriminating readers." Learn about old time book making in the days before modern technology, such as cell phones, while viewing the museum's current exhibit, "Before Cell Phones".

After the program, refreshments will be served. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12 and $5 for families. Children under 5 and CCHS members admitted free of charge. The museum is handicapped accessible. For more information, call 218-879-1938.

 

 

 

 

 

JUDGE YETKA PROGRAM - Saturday, April 13 - 1 pm

Judge Lawrence R. Yetka of Cloquet will discuss his career as a lawyer, Minnesota State Representative, Municipal Judge, Cloquet City Attorney and Minnesota Supreme Court Justice all in the era before cell phones were used. Hear about his illustrious achievements while you ponder the past shown in the museum's current exhibit, "Before Cell Phones".

 

JUDGE LAWRENCE YETKA PROGRAM AT MUSEUM

 

The Carlton County Historical Society will host a program by Judge Lawrence Yetka called "A Career Before Cell Phones" on Saturday, April 13, at 1:00 pm.

Born in Cloquet in 1924, Yetka followed in his father's footsteps and became a lawyer. He served in the Minnesota House of Representatives, was a Carton County Special Municipal Judge, Cloquet City Attorney and served as a Minnesota Supreme Court Judge for twenty years. Judge Yetka worked on Hubert Humphrey's mayoral campaign in Minneapolis and helped welcome President Kennedy to Duluth in 1963.

Judge Yetka's program "A Career Before Cell Phones" complements the museum's current exhibit called "Before Cell Phones", depicting the tools we used at home and in the workplace that are now replaced by cell phones. Two items on exhibit were donated by Judge Yetka, a manual typewriter from his law office and an RCA Victor radio from the 1920s.

Yetka will be introduced by Phyllis Maher Markley, who worked in his law office in Cloquet and used the manual typewriter on exhibit.

Coffee and refreshments will be available after the program. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12 and $5 for families. Children under 5 and CCHS members admitted free of charge. The museum is handicapped accessible. For more information, call 218-879-1938.

 

 

FRIDAY MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM

The Carlton County Historical Society's Movies at the Museum series begins this spring with its first program on Friday, April 26, at 1:00 pm.

The first movie, "The Tale of the Redwoods", a black and white 16 millimeter film with sound, will take us on a journey to the Pacific Northwest. The second movie, also black and white with sound, features music conducted and performed by Toscanini and Paderewski. Arturo Toscanini, an Italian conductor, was one of the most acclaimed musicians of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Ignacy Jan Paderewski, a world famous Polish pianist and composer, died in New York City in 1941.

Popcorn and punch will be served and door prizes will be announced at intermission. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12 and $5 for families. Children under 5 and CCHS members admitted free of charge. The museum is handicapped accessible. For more information, call 218-879-1938.

 

 

 

HANDWRITING ANALYSIS PROGRAM AT MUSEUM

 

The Carlton County Historical Society will host a program by Ter Scott on Handwriting Analysis on Wednesday, March 13, at 12:00 pm.

Scott, a handwriting interpreter who studied handwriting analysis from national experts including Bart Baggett of the Handwriting University, has taught at the Duluth Business University and for Duluth Community Education. Learn how changing your handwriting can change your life and how handwriting reveals aspects of one's personality.

Handwriting is one of the many topics relating to the CCHS exhibit called "Before Cell Phones" currently on view at the museum. Before texting, people wrote messages, letters and whole books by hand. Examples of handwriting are on view in this exhibit.

Coffee and refreshments will be available after the program. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12 and $5 for families. Children under 5 and CCHS members admitted free of charge. The museum is handicapped accessible. For more information, call 218-879-1938.