Events & Programs

Two Vacancies on the Veterans’ Memorial Hall Advisory Committee

Veterans’ Memorial Hall, a program of the St. Louis County Historical Society, is requesting applications for two vacancies on the Veterans’ Memorial Hall Advisory Committee.

Veterans’ Memorial Hall’s mission is to gather, preserve, interpret, and promote the rich and diverse human experiences of veterans, their families and communities, through museum, archival and educational programs. 

The purpose of the Advisory Committee is to work as advisors to the St. Louis County Historical Society Board and staff for the purpose of funding, planning, locating, developing and maintaining the Veterans’ Memorial Hall program.

The following criteria will be considered when selecting committee members from the applicant pool:

1)      Military and/or home-front experience (an applicant does not need to be a Veteran)

2)      Representative of an organized veterans’ group

3)      Interest and/or experience in military history, education, and museum interpretation

4)      Strategic planning skills

5)      Ability to understand and interpret the work of the committee to the community

6)      Ability and willingness to raise funds for the program

7)      Leadership experience

Please send a letter of application describing your interest in the Veterans’ Memorial Hall Advisory Committee and addressing the criteria for committee member selection stated above.  The letter of application must be received by September 12, 2014.   If you have questions please contact Alex Helland, Veterans’ Memorial Hall Program Manager, 218-733-7500.

Please send you letter of application to:

Alex Helland, Program Manager

Veterans’ Memorial Hall

506 West Michigan Street

Duluth MN 55802

or

alex@thehistorypeople.org

 

 

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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. Online donations may be made directly at http://www.dsacommunityfoundation.com/mike-colalillo-medal-of-honor-scholarship-fund.  

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 Alex Helland, Veterans' Memorial Hall Program Manager, at 218-733-7500 or alex@thehistorypeople.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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