Events & Programs

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2014 Mike Colalillo Medal of Honor Scholarship

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...

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. 

In 2014, a scholarship award of $1,000 will be given to one student. 

In order to be eligible, applicants need to be: 

1. a history major or minor who is enrolled in (or in the process of enrolling in) a higher education institution in St. Louis County, Minnesota, or 

2. a resident of St. Louis County, Minnesota, who is a history major or minor who is enrolled in (or in the process of enrolling 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 and must follow the Chicago Manual of Style. 

An example of a project would be a research paper on a historical event in St. Louis County, Minnesota, related to a conflict, a war, the homefront or a county veteran. We encourage applicants to contact us for possible project ideas at 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 218-733-7583 to make an appointment. If you have specific research questions, you can email them to: milissa@thehistorypeople.org.

Applications can be downloaded via the link below.  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 us at 218-733-7500 or vmh@vets-hall.org.

All submitted research papers will become the property of Veterans’ Memorial Hall/St. Louis County Historical Society. The 2014 application deadline is November 3, 2014. To view and print the application, go to http://www.thehistorypeople.org/data/docs/VMH-Scholarship-Application-11.3.2014.pdf.

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VMH 5K Fun Run

Saturday, May 17, 2014, at 9 AM

See our event listing at: http://www.northlandrunner.com/run?page=Race&raceId=2568.

 

The St. Louis County Historical Society invites the public to participate in the VMH 5K Fun Run, a fundraiser for its Veterans’ Memorial Hall Program.  The race begins at 9 AM on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at the Twig Bakery, 3930 East Calvary Road, Duluth, Minnesota.  Free parking is available for participants across the street in the Voyageur Bus Company lot. 

Registration fees are $20 by May 1, 2014, and $25 on May 2, 2014, or later.  Registration forms are available at the administrative office of the St. Louis County Historical Society, 506 West Michigan Street, Duluth, Minnesota or on the Society’s website at http://www.thehistorypeople.org/events.asp.  Completed forms may be returned with payments (cash or check) to the Society’s administrative office.  On-line registration with a credit card is also available at http://www.tempotickets.com/vmh5k.  Registration fees may apply for on-line registration. 

If registering a team, be sure to state the team name and register each member individually.  The registration fee includes a race t-shirt and refreshments.  Awards will be given to the top racers in each age group for males and females and teams of five members. 

Please direct questions to John Werner, Veterans’ Memorial Hall Advisory Committee Member, at 218-343-8849 or wernercsm@gmail.com. 

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, and archives feature more than 6,000 veteran stories.

 

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