Events & Programs

Rosie the Riveter Oral Histories Wanted

March 21 is National Rosie the Riveter Day established by the American Rosie the Riveter Association founded in 1998.  Their website is:  https://rosietheriveter.net/. To help celebrate the contributions made by thousands of American women during World War II, and to mark Women’s History Month, the St. Louis County Historical Society is gathering oral histories from women who were ‘Rosies.’  If you have a story to share, please contact Pippi Mayfield, Veterans Memorial Hall Program Assistant, pippi@thehistorypeople.org.

May 18, 2019: VMH 5K Fun Run/Walk

 

Select VMH 5K to view the registration form.

 


 

Honoring Afghanistan Veterans     

Veterans Memorial Hall is again sponsoring the VMH 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, May 18. The race begins at 9:00 AM. Join us for the race at The Other Place Bar and Grille, 3930 East Calvary Road in Duluth. Free parking is available for participants across the street in the Voyageur Bus Company lot. This annual event is open to all ages.

Runners may register ($25) on-line with a credit card at http://www.tempotickets.com/VMH5KRUN2019. Registration forms are also available at the administrative office of the St. Louis County Historical Society, 506 West Michigan Street, Duluth, Minnesota or by clicking on RUN. Completed forms may be returned with payments (cash or check) to the Society’s administrative office.

Please direct questions to John Werner, Veterans Memorial Hall Advisory Committee Member at wernercsm@gmail.com.

Veterans Memorial Hall was established in 1910 and is a joint program between the St. Louis County Historical Society and military service veterans of northeastern Minnesota. Its mission is to gather, preserve, interpret and promote the rich and diverse human experiences of veterans, their families and communities.  There are more than 7,500 veteran stories on the website www.vets-hall.org.

Businesses, please consider sponsoring this event.  Select sponsor form for details.

 
 
 
 
 

History in a Pint - March 26, 2019

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 “The Frozen Chosin” will take place at Carmody Irish Pub and Brewing, and will begin at 5:30 pm on Tuesday March 26th.

Robert “Bob” Johnson of Duluth will tell stories of his experiences in the Korean War, sometimes referred to as ‘The Forgotten War.’ As a member of ‘B’ Company Marines, 4th Infantry Battalion, Bob was activated to service, sent to Camp Pendleton and then assigned to the Korean conflict. Of the 227 men who were called up, 10 were Killed in Action (KIA) and the Company sustained 80% casualties in the Battle of Chosin Reservoir. The aptly named “Frozen Chosin” is for their heroic struggle against overwhelming numbers in the bitter cold of a North Korean winter. Surrounded on all sides by Chinese military, the Marines had to fight their way out inflicting heavy causalities on the enemy in the process.

The event is free and open to the public. We advise guests to park in the parking ramp behind and connected to the Sheraton, 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 7,000 veteran stories.

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