PAST EVENTS AT THE CARLTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
CCHS 63rd ANNUAL MEETING FEATURES FLOOD PROGRAM
The CCHS Annual meeting and Christmas Party is coming soon! Mark your calendars for Sunday, December 2, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. This year our event will be at the Cloquet VFW, 210 Arch Street in Cloquet. We will have a silent auction, raffle, Christmas treats and refreshments. After a short business meeting, we will have a program.
Our program features Marci Moreland, Carlton County Assessor, who will show a dynamic power point presentation featuring photos of the June 2012 flood in Carlton County. Many of these outstanding views of the county-wide flood have never been seen publicly before. Following Moreland's presentation, the CCHS will show pictures of the flood damage at its buildings at the county fairgrounds.
The Annual Meeting and Christmas Party is free and open to the public. Bring your friends and relatives! No reservations needed.
For more information call 218-879-1938.
"BARNS OF MINNESOTA" PROGRAM AT CCHS MUSEUM
On Sunday, October 7, 2012, at 1 p.m. photographer Doug Ohman of New Hope, Minnesota, presented a slide program called "Barns of Minnesota" at the Carlton County Historical Society in Cloquet. This program was sponsored by Cloquet's Frandsen Bank & Trust, Lemon Tree Liquor and Nelson Funeral Care and Northview Bank of Willow River.
Ohman and author, Will Weaver, put together the first book in the Minnesota Byways series called "Barns of Minnesota". The idea for this book came from an editor at the Minnesota Historical Society to do a book about barns before they all fall down. Several more books have been published in the series, pairing Ohman's photos with some of the best writers in the state.
The book "Barns of Minnesota" features 85 color photos of real-life barns in 36 Minnesota counties. Photographer Ohman says some of those barns have fallen down since he took the pictures, but the images of the barns offer a glimpse of a by-gone era and the people who lived it.
This program complimented the current CCHS exhibit on "Barns of Carlton County" with photographs and farm tools on view. After the program, refreshments were served and visitors viewed the exhibit, which closes November 6th.
MUSEUM DAY LIVE! AT CCHS MUSEUM
On Saturday, September 29, 2012, the Carlton County Historical Society opened its doors free of charge to participate in the Smithsonian magazine's 8th Annual Museum Day Live!
Museum Day Live! fulfills the Smithsonian's mission to make cultural education accessible to everyone. For one day only, the CCHS granted free access to visitors who download a Museum Day Live! ticket at Smithsonian.com.
The CCHS museum offered free refreshments from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for visitors to enjoy while viewing exhibits on "Barns of Carlton County", "Fires of 1918", "A Model Logging Camp" and "The Puumala Clinic".
At 1 p.m. we had our monthly Movie Matinee featuring a 16 mm black and white film from the CCHS collection called "The Golden 20s". Popcorn and punch were served and a door prize drawing was held during intermission.
CARLTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MET IN CROMWELL
The Carlton County Historical Society held its quarterly Membership Meeting open to the public and hosted by the Cromwell Area Historical Club at Cardinal Court, 1200 Highway 73, in Cromwell, MN on Saturday , September 15 at 10:00 am.
PAUL FAHLSTROM BOOK SIGNING AT CCHS MUSEUM
The Carlton County Historical Society held a book signing and program by Paul Fahlstrom on Wednesday, September 12 at 1:00 pm at the CCHS museum in Cloquet.
Fahlstrom, born and raised in Cloquet, MN, just published a new book about Cloquet called, "Burnished By Fire: The Rebuilding of Cloquet, MN". This new publication covers the second phase of Cloquet's history, its rebirth after the 1918 fire.
This is one of several local history books Fahlstrom has written. Also available for sale at the CCHS museum are Fahlstrom's "A Short History of Old Cloquet, Minnesota: White Pine Capital of the World", "The Music of Louis D. Gerin, Director, Cloquet City Band, 1916 to 1943" with CD and "The Great Copper Boulder of Ontonagon". Fahlstrom discussed and signed his new book as well as his previous publications before returning to his farm in the Maryland countryside.
Coffee, lemonade and cookies were served after the program.
MOVIE MATINEE AT CCHS MUSEUM
The Carlton County Historical Society's monthly Movie Matinee, held on the last Saturday of each month, was Saturday, August 25 at 1 p.m. at its museum at 406 Cloquet Avenue in Cloquet.
We viewed two films from the CCHS collection. Both movies are black and white 16 millimeter films with sound. The first movie is called Willie Howard "The Smart Guy". The second film includes "Elephant 'Roundup" and "Fur and Feathers in Alaska". Both movies were shown on a screen using a vintage projector.
Popcorn and punch were served and a door prize drawing was held during intermission.
MOVIE MATINEE AT CCHS MUSEUM
The Carlton County Historical Society's monthly Movie Matinee, held on the last Saturday of the month, was Saturday, July 28 at 1 p.m. at its museum at 406 Cloquet Avenue in Cloquet.
We viewed two films from the CCHS collection. Both movies are black and white 16 millimeter films with sound. The first movie is called "Horsemen of the Western Trails". The second film is a mystery to us because we have no paperwork identifying what it is. It appears to begin with a woman on skis. We will all find out together when we have this previewing of our "Mystery Movie". Both movies will be shown on a screen using a vintage project.
Popcorn and punch were served and a door prize drawing will be held during intermission.
LORREN LINDEVIG DAY - July 4, 2012
Lorren Lindevig is well known in Carlton County and beyond as an accordionist who has given so much of his time and talents to the community. In addition to enriching people’s lives with music, Lorren has volunteered for numerous community organizations, including the Carlton County Historical Society. He served on the Board of Directors of the CCHS Foundation for many years, and was President of the Board for the last eight years.
He also served on the Board of Directors of the Harrington Arts Center, an accordion museum and teaching institution in Superior, Wisconsin. As a tribute to Lorren, the Harrington Arts Center accordion students performed a concert in his honor for the Lorren Lindevig Day event.
Cloquet Mayor Bruce Ahlgren declared the Fourth of July as Lorren Lindevig Day and presented a Proclamation to Lorren at the event at the CCHS museum.
Refreshments were served and visitors had a chance to view the museum’s new exhibit called “Barns of Carlton County”. Over 75 people attended and enjoyed the tribute to Lorren!
MOVIE MATINEE AT CCHS MUSEUM
The Carlton County Historical Society's monthly Movie Matinee, held on the last Saturday of the month, was Saturday, June 30 at 1 p.m. at its museum at 406 Cloquet Avenue in Cloquet.
We viewed two films from the CCHS collection. Both movies are black and white 16 millimeter films with sound. The first shorter movie is called "Fiddle De Dee" and includes the great adventures of the Three Little Bruins. The second longer film is called "Caged Fury", the story of a killer lion. Both movies were shown on a screen using a vintage projector.
Popcorn and punch was served and a door prize drawing was held during intermission.
Wednesday, June 13 - Creative Campfire Cooking
The Carlton County Historical Society hosted a program called "Creative Campfire Cooking" by Kristine Hiller, Jay Cooke State Park naturalist, on Wednesday, June 13 at 1 p.m. at the CCHS museum in Cloquet.
This program was the last in a series of programs interpreting the CCHS exhibit called "What's Cooking?" We joined Kristine outdoors as she showed us some creative methods and recipes to cook over the campfire. After twelve years as a naturalist at Jay Cooke, Kristine's experience is way beyond ordinary s'mores. She show us how to make creative s'mores with strawberries and pizza for kids made in a Dutch oven, plus we learned how to boil water in a paper cup. Visitors were invted to sample the results of this creative ccooking.
Saturday, May 26 at 1:00 pm - Movies at the Museum
Our second movie matinee of two old time movies from the CCHS collection was held on a rainy Saturday afternoon.. We saw an 8 millimeter home movie donated by a Scanlon resident who was present to see it for the first time. She thought the film might include local fishing trips or perhaps Christmas at home. The taped music selected to accompany this film was Swedish folk songs. The beautiful color film showed the donor's mother among palm trees and orchids, and the donor exclaimed, "That's my parent's trip to Hawaii!" We watched the hula girls dancing to the sounds of "Helsa Dem Der Hemme".
The second movie was a 16 millimeter sound film showing various Joe Louis fights from the 1930s. The first fight was with Max Behr. Unfortunately, the film was in poor condition causing it to jump on the screen. After two jumpy fights, we called an end to the Joe Lewis movie. Popcorn and punch were served and door prizes were announced during intermission.
Saturday, May 19 at 2:00 pm - Military Tea
We celebrated Armed Services Day with a Military Tea and chance to view our collection of military uniforms. We have uniforms from the Civil War to Vietnam representing all the branches of the military, except the U.S. Coast Guard. The Military Tea consisted of appetizers from the Armed Services Recipe book, which is part of our current exhibit called "What's Cooking?".
Saturday, April 28 at 1:00 pm - Movies at the Museum
Our first movie matinee featured two 1938 home movies from the CCHS collection. We showed the Cloquet Baseball Opener, with the hometown team playing the Kettle River team, Esko and the Wrenshall team. We also saw the parade up and down Cloquet Avenue with the Cloquet baseball team riding on a truck. The second film was a combination of riding in a car through the unpaved roads of Jay Cooke Park, then a wintertime ice and log jam on the St. Louis River, followed by a steam engine wreck and Christmas at home with dolly. Both 8 millimeter films were accompanied by taped music. Popcorn and punch was served.
We had nine people attend and offered six door prizes during intermission. Lucky winners received Frank Lloyd Wright coffee mugs, Frank Lloyd Wright T-shirts and a CD with historical pictures of Cloquet.
If you missed this event and would like to see these movies in digital format, please stop by the museum and ask for a private showing!
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - Woodstove Cooking
CCHS costumed interpreter and CCHS volunteer Tah'tini Ho'kam presented an excellent program about the trials and tribulations of cooking on a wood stove. She speaks from experience of preparing meals on the CCHS wood cook stove at the log cabin building at the Carlton County Fair grounds in Barnum. Tah'tini demonstrated the working parts of a woodstove on teh child's toy woodstove wwhich is part of our current exhibit "What's Cooking?"
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - Sausage Making Program
We heard Tom Bislow of TJ's Country Corner in Mahtowa give a program about his 30 years of experience as a sausage maker or Wurst Macher. This program was part of our new exhibit called "What's Cooking?" One person brought a recipe to share which you can find on Facebook. Tom treated us to a variety of sausages for refreshments after the program. We loved the jalepeno sausage best!
Saturday, March 24, 2012 - Membership Meeting in Esko
This year the Carlton County Historical Society plans to hold its quarterly Membership Meetings in locations throughout Carlton County. The first meeting of the year was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 24 at the Thomson Town Hall, 25 Harney Road East, just north of Esko.
The Esko Historical Society was our host. They discuss their new projects and spoke about plans to publish a new book on Esko history. Rachael Martin presented a power point program called "What's New at the CCHS Museum". Refreshments were served afterwards.
SANTA AT THE MUSEUM
The Carlton County Historical Society is happy to announce that Santa Claus visited the museum at 406 Cloquet Avenue in Cloquet on Saturday, December 17 from 1p.m. to 3 p.m.
The museum was decorated with a huge Christmas tree and decorations to make Santa feel welcome. We served Christmas cookies and punch and had Christmas storytelling for the young and young at heart. Photographer, George Siebold, took free 4x6 photos of children with Santa Claus.
Saturday was the museum's last day of its huge sale of museum books and other historical items before closing for the Holidays.
CARLTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY DUELING PISTOLS PROGRAM
The Carlton County Historical Society presented a historical program by Larry Luukkonen called "The Captain and the Marquis" on Wednesday, November 30, at 1 pm at the CCHS museum at 406 Cloquet Avenue in Cloquet.
The program was part of the CCHS exhibit called "Main Streets of Carlton County", which features historical photos and artifacts depicting the main streets of all the towns in Carlton County. Among the artifacts on exhibit from Wrenshall are dueling pistols given to Captain Charles C. Wrenshall by the Marquis de Mores.
Historian and author, Larry Luukkonen, explained how our local history is part of national and international history through the biographies of these two colorful men and the dueling pistols they shared. Luukkonen, a native of Cloquet, recently published an article for the Minnesota Archaeological Association on how to identify early weapons.
Refreshments, including coffee and cider were served after the program.
Donna Regis Accordion Concert - Monday, October 3, 2011 at 2 p.m.
Nationally recognized concert accordionist, Donna Regis, of New Hampshire presented a classical and popular concert to an audience of 28 people at the museum.
St. Patrick's Day Program - Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 1 p.m.
Our program featured a presentation by Seamas Cain and seven actors reading from Cain's script, "Irish Voices on the Minnesota Prairie" . We had an audience of 58 people, including 20 4th, 5th and 6th graders from Cloquet's Queen of Peace school.