MAKING HISTORY: St. Louis County Historical Society celebrates 100 years with new artifacts

An American flag artifact showcased at the Duluth Depot to celebrate 100 years of the...
An American flag artifact showcased at the Duluth Depot to celebrate 100 years of the historical society.((KBJR/CBS 3))
Published: Sep. 16, 2022 at 5:53 PM CDT
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DULUTH, MN. (KBJR) - The St. Louis County Historical Society is hosting a festival to celebrate a huge milestone.

Happening at the Depot, the St. Louis County Historical Society is celebrating 100 years with a free festival in the Great Hall.

For the festivities, the society has brought out exclusive new displays that have never been shown to the public.

Galleries range from Objiwee displays to war artifacts going back to the Civil War and even a Miss Minnesota dress.

Officials said they will showcase a special military award to commemorate those who served.

“We are working to redo the medal of honor role. If you come tonight, you can see two original Medals of Honor, one belonging to Henry Courtney World War II era and the other is 1910 awarded in peacetime, Oscar Nelson,” said executive director of the St. Louis Historical Society, Joanne Coombe.

According to the historical society, St. Louis County has 5 recipients of the Medal of Honor.

Guests will also receive a free book from author Alan Anderson about the displays in the Depot.