Events & Programs

12/6/18: Veterans Remembrance Dinner Dedicated to the History of Armor in the U. S. Army

The St. Louis County Historical Society and its Veterans Memorial Hall program invites the public to the 14th Annual Veterans Remembrance Dinner on Thursday, December 6, 2018. The theme for this year’s event is The Evolution of Armor in the United States Army.

Our keynote speaker is Brig. General (Bvt) Ronald L. Hein (Ret) who will speak about the development of tanks in the United States Army from World War I to the present.  World War II was the turning point in understanding the value of the tank on the battlefield.  Hein was commissioned as an Armor Officer and served in all levels of command from tank platoon to an Infantry Brigade.  He served for thirty-seven years in the Minnesota Army National Guard.

The event begins with a social hour at 5:00 p.m. in the Great Hall of the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center (the Depot), and will end by 8:00 p.m. Proceeds from the event will help support the Veterans Memorial Hall Program of the St. Louis County Historical Society. This year there will be a Silent Auction with donations from local businesses.

Tickets are $35.00 and may be purchased at the office of Veterans Memorial Hall at the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center (the Depot), or be reserved by calling 218-733-7586.

This community-based event is sponsored by many leading local businesses. Arrowhead Professional Chefs Association will prepare the plated dinner and donate their services.  

Veterans Memorial Hall, established in 1909, is a program of the St. Louis County Historical Society. It is the mission of Veterans Memorial Hall to preserve and collect veterans’ stories and artifacts, and to educate the public about the history of veterans from northeastern Minnesota.

Contact:  Kathleen Cargill

Administrative Assistant, St. Louis County Historical Society

(218)733-7586

506 West Michigan Street

Duluth, MN 55802

kathleen@thehistorypeople.org

2018 Mike Colalillo Medal of Honor Scholarship

The 2018 application deadline is November 15, 2018.

For an application click APPLY.

 

 

Veterans Memorial Hall, a program of St. Louis County Historical Society, annually awards a scholarship in memory of Mike Colalillo, who was the last known surviving World War II Medal of Honor recipient in the state of Minnesota. To learn more about Mike Colalillo’s military service, visit our website at http://www.vets-hall.org/stories/world-war-ii/mike-colalillo.

The scholarship is funded by the Mike Colalillo Medal of Honor Scholarship Fund, which is fiscally administered by the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation. To make a donation to the scholarship fund, make your check payable to the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation.

Please specify that the funds are designated for the Mike Colalillo Scholarship Fund and mail to: Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation, 222 East Superior Street, Suite 302, Duluth, MN, 55802. Online donations may be made at http://www.dsacommunityfoundation.com/mike-colalillo-medal-of-honor-scholarship-fund.

In 2018, a scholarship award of $1,500 will be given to one student.

In order to be eligible, applicants need to be:

  1. A full-time student who is enrolled in a higher education institution in St. Louis County, or

  2. A resident of St. Louis County, Minnesota, who is a full-time student enrolled in a higher education institution outside of St. Louis County, Minnesota.

Scholarship applicants are required to submit a research paper on a topic relevant to veterans of St. Louis County, Minnesota. It should be a minimum of three (3) and a maximum of ten (10) double-spaced pages in length, including listed sources from the Albert J. Amatuzio Research Center, located in the Depot Building. Research papers must include a bibliography.

Research papers may address a historical event in St. Louis County, Minnesota, related to a conflict, a war, the home front or tell the story of a county veteran. We encourage applicants to contact us for possible project ideas at 218.576.3114 or 218.733.7500.

A minimum of one resource from the Albert J. Amatuzio Research Center must be referenced. Staff members are available to assist researchers, by appointment: Monday – Friday from 10 AM to 3 PM. Please call 218.576.3114 or 218.733.7500 for an appointment. If you have specific research questions, email them to: samantha@thehistorypeople.org or to jay@thehistorypeople.org.

For applications click APPLY.  Completed applications and research papers should be submitted to: Veterans Memorial Hall, 506 West Michigan Street, Duluth, MN, 55802. For further information, you may contact Kathleen Cargill at kathleen@thehistorypeople.org or 218.733.7586.

All submitted research papers will become the property of Veterans Memorial Hall/St. Louis County Historical Society.

The 2018 application deadline is November 15, 2018.

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