Carlton County Historical Society
We are dedicated to preserving the unique history of Carlton County. We not only collect artifacts and remember important events, we also gather the countless individual stories left behind by our ancestors and neighbors. We are proud to serve Carlton County in the collection, preservation and dissemination of the history of the county.
We are open Tuesday-Friday 9-3
What We Do
We collect, preserve, and share the history of Carlton County. We have documents, artifacts, maps, and photographs that are difficult to find anywhere else.
We are kid-tested and approved! Children are welcome at our museum.
Want to learn more about an ancestor, landmark, or your property? We find answers to your questions about Carlton County and its past inhabitants. If we can answer your question in 15 minutes or so there is no charge. For in-depth research we charge an hourly rate. See the "Research" tab for more information.
Our Facebook page showcases many historic photographs of our wonderful area and people.
The barns of Carlton County won't be with us forever. We are collecting information and photographs of all barns in the county, including old photos of barns no longer standing. More info in the "Barn Committee" tab under "About Us".
Come visit us!
406 Cloquet Avenue, Cloquet MN 55720
Support local history
Become a Member. Renew Your Membership. Give a Gift Membership.
The most important benefit of membership is that you are helping to keep Carlton County history alive! The important work of collecting, preserving, and sharing Carlton County's history depends on member support. Members also receive unlimited free admission to the museum, a free book , newsletters, and notices of events and activities.
Not ready to become a member? Consider donating! We appreciate your support.
If you have not received a copy of the recent edition of our "History Matters" newsletter here is a complimentary link.