Events & Programs

Give to the Max Day

For donations to the Veterans Memorial Hall Program, please note VMH under the dedication section.  Please donate now at


How does your $10 donation, become a $1,000 donation?

Your $10 or more on-line donation to the St. Louis County Historical Society made on November 16, 2017 at, qualifies the Society for a $1,000 hourly drawing. 

Every hour in which St. Louis County Historical Society receives at least one $10 on-line donation through “Give to the Max,” the Society qualifies for that $1,000 hourly drawing, also known as a “Golden Ticket.”

You may also donate anytime from November 1 – 15, 2017.

In lieu of one Super-Sized Golden Ticket for Scheduled Giving, daily $500 Golden Tickets will be awarded each day of Scheduled Giving from November 1 through November 15 to encourage donors to give early and often to support their favorite organizations.  Hourly $1,000 Golden Tickets will be awarded on Give to the Max Day, as well one $10,000 Super-Sized Golden Ticket for all gifts made during the Give to the Max period (November 1 – 16.)

To learn more about the 2017 prizes, visit

Please schedule November 16, 2017, as your donation day.  Make your yearly contribution to St. Louis County Historical Society at, during the 9th Annual “Give to the Max Day!”

Your donation facilitates the success and growth of the Society and projects, both present and future.  Help the Society to continue its mission: “The general nature and purpose of the Society shall be the discovery, preservation and dissemination of knowledge about the history and prehistory of St. Louis County and the State of Minnesota."  Thank you in advance for your support!

For more information about Give to the Max Day and its sponsors, go to  

13th Annual Veterans Remembrance Dinner

December 7, 2017

Doors open at 5 p.m.


“Finding Loren: Preserving the Legacy of 1st Lt. Loren E. Hintz”

The evening honors 1st Lt. Loren E. Hintz, an aviator in the Italian Campaign who made the ultimate sacrifice just days from victory in Europe {VE Day}.  Duluth native Hans Wronka, Lt. Hintz’s grandson, embarked on an epic journey with his family, as well as a team of Italian WWII aviation enthusiasts and archaeologists (Archeologi dell’Aria), to decipher military records, maps, and statements to confidently identify the crash site of Lt. Hintz’s P-47 Thunderbolt. Italian community members and landowners supported an excavation of Lt. Hintz’s crash site in late July 2016, 71 years after his death.  Wronka will be sharing his family story and will display historical artifacts relevant to the story of his grandfather, a true American hero. 

Tickets are $35 per person.  For dinner reservations, call 218.733.7586.

Held at the St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center {the Depot} 506 W. Michigan Street, Duluth, MN


Deadline Extended for 2017 Mike Colalillo Medal of Honor Scholarship

The 2017 application deadline has been extended to November 15, 2017.

For applications 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

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

In 2017, 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. 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 homefront or tell the story of a county veteran.  We encourage applicants to contact us for possible project ideas at 218.576.3114.

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 to make an appointment.  If you have specific research questions, you can email them to:

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 or 218.733.7586.

All submitted research papers will become the property of Veterans Memorial Hall/St. Louis County Historical Society.  he 2017 application deadline has been extended to November 15, 2017.

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