Join Us

You are welcome to join us in any way that fits your lifestyle. Become a member or volunteer! We have a lot of unique volunteer opportunities. There's something for everyone!

Become a Member

We invite you to become a member. The important work of collection, preservation, and dissemination of our history here in Carlton County requires your support.

To become a member, send your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address, along with payment to:

Carlton County Historical Society

406 Cloquet Avenue
Cloquet, MN 55720
Phone: 218-879-1938

OR sign up or renew online by clicking the 'Become a member' button to the right. 

Not ready to become a member? Consider donating! We appreciate your support!


Click here to view the membership payment page or the donation page. 


Volunteering at the Historical Society is a great way to meet other interesting people and further the important work of collecting, preserving and disseminating the history of Carlton County.

If you are interested in any of the following opportunities or would like to be added to our volunteer email list, please call 879-1938, email, or fill out the volunteer form below! 

All positions described below require a careful and mindful approach. We are handling irreplaceable objects and files that need to remain cared for and organized. 

Position descriptions:

Front desk manager/ Museum Hospitality:

The front desk manager would greet guests and show them around the museum, or help them find information by finding files, books, or photos. They would also sell books with the IPad using Square (or handle cash), answer phone calls, take messages, record research requests, and check in any business/service people. 

Inventory manager:

When we add an item to our collection, it needs to be added to the inventory lists on an EXCEL spreadsheet. This list constantly needs updates and reorganization. This position would also help with storing the items in boxes in our archives. 


Community members often send us Research Requests that require a quick response. This involves searching through files, biographies, books, microfilm, and photos to piece together the information for the client. (It makes you feel like Scooby-Doo!) 

Display Creator: 

Help us come up with new and exciting displays! You would help us put together items, information, and photos from our collection that tell a unique story. 

Special interest positions:

Something that may be a hobby to you, could be very valuable to us! These positions are available at the Carlton County Fair as well as here in our building. Your unique knowledge of a subject could be just what we need to identify objects or photos. 


Sewing labels on clothing

Photographer for local areas, streets, events, the fair, local barns, and more. Important for documenting the past and present!

Woodcarving, knitting, or playing an instrument at the fair.