Events & Programs

July 7: Minnesota Remembers Vietnam Event on Bois Forte Reservation

RSVP AT 218-733-7586.


The St. Louis County Historical Society is inviting veterans, especially Vietnam veterans, to share in a meal and conversation.

The Society received a grant through the Minnesota Humanities Center for focused programming on Vietnam veterans and those the war affected. The programming is centered on the PBS documentary “The Vietnam War” by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.

Join us on July 7 from 1 PM - 3 PM at the Vermilion Wellness Center,  1615 Farm Road South, Tower, Minnesota.

St. Louis County Historical Society Call for Donations of Military Maps

The St. Louis County Historical Society’s Veterans Memorial Hall Program is asking veterans, their families, or members of the public to donate military maps for the Albert J. Amatuzio Research Center, located at the Depot. The VMH mission is to gather, preserve, interpret, and promote the rich and diverse human experiences of veterans, their families and communities, through museum, archival and educational programs.

We welcome maps from all conflicts faced by military servicemen and women from St. Louis County and the Arrowhead Region to expand the research capacity, and to tie each map to the story of a local veteran. Maps sought include those from the Civil War, the War of 1812, World Wars I & II, Korea, Vietnam, the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the War on Terror.

Maps may be brought to the Society’s main office on Thursday, June 21, 2018, between 10 AM and 3:30 PM. 

 

History in a Pint - June 19, 2018

Veterans Memorial Hall, a program of the St. Louis County Historical Society, announces its next event in the local history discussion series, “History in a Pint.”  The presentation entitled “Finding Loren: Preserving the Legacy of 1st Lt. Loren E. Hintz,” will take place at Carmody Irish Pub and Brewing, and will begin at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, June 19th. The event is free and open to the public.

This month’s story of 1st Lt. Loren E. Hintz, will be told by his grandson, Duluth native Hans Wronka. A true American hero, Loren was an aviator in the Italian theater of WWII and was killed in the crash of his P-47 Thunderbolt.  Hans will tell about how he embarked on an the epic journey with his family, as well as a team of Italian WWII aviation enthusiasts and archeologists, to decipher military records, maps and statements to confidently identify the crash site of grandfather’s aircraft.  Wronka will be sharing his family story of how he worked with the Italian community members and landowners to support the excavation of Lt. Hintz’s crash site in July of 2016, some 70+ years after his death that tragically came just days before the end of the war in the Europe.

We advise guests to park in the ramp behind and connected to the Sheraton Hotel, which is across the street from Carmody’s.

Veterans Memorial Hall was established in 1910 and is a joint program of the St. Louis County Historical Society and the military service veterans of northeastern Minnesota with a mission to gather, preserve, interpret, and promote the rich and diverse human experiences of veterans, their families and communities, through museum, archival and educational programs. Its website, www.vets-hall.org, features more than 6,000 veteran stories.

For questions contact:

Jay Hagen

Veterans Memorial Hall Program Assistant

St. Louis Co. Historical Society

506 West Michigan St

Duluth, MN 55802

218.733.7500

E-mail:  jay@thehistorypeople.org

www.Vets-hall.org

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