Events & Programs

History in a Pint

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 by Jay Hagen, Veterans Memorial Hall Program Assistant, is entitled “Finding the Fallen: History Flight’s Recovery of Marine Sergeant James Joseph Hubert,” will take place at Carmody Irish Pub and Brewing (308 East Superior Street, Duluth, Minnesota), and will begin at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, April 17th. The event is free and open to the public.

On November 21, 1943, United States Marine Corps Sergeant James Joseph Hubert was killed in the Battle of Tarawa. He, like over 1,100 of his fallen comrades, were hastily buried by fellow Marines to avoid a health crisis on the tiny island. The USMC moved on to the next island while the dead awaited repatriation once the war was over. As his family back home in Duluth anxiously awaited James’ holiday season return, they were instead visited by representatives from the USMC that delivered his parents the horrible news of his death.  After the war was over, more than 500 of the Marines were never located and ultimately designated as ‘non-recoverable’. More than 70 years had passed before a non-profit group History Flight took up the challenge. Years of research and determination led to the discovery of Cemetery 27- aka ‘The Lost Cemetery’. The story of James’ life, his sacrifice, his recovery and eventual return to Duluth nearly 75 years later will be the focus of this evening’s event.

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 6,000 veteran stories.

 

2018 VMH 5K Fun Run/Walk

 

Click VMH-5K to view and print the application.


Online registration: http://www.tempotickets.com/event/902Ven


 

Veterans Memorial Hall is again sponsoring the VMH 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, May 19. 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/event/902Ven.

Registration forms are also available at the administrative office of the St. Louis County Historical Society, 506 West Michigan Street, Duluth, Minnesota.  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.

Board and VMHAC Vacancies

NOTICE OF VACANCY ON THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS

AND VACANCY ON THE VETERANS MEMORIAL HALL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

St. Louis County Historical Society, 506 W. Michigan St., Duluth, Minnesota, announces two openings on its Board of Governors, and two openings on its Veterans Memorial Hall Advisory Committee.  The mission statement of the Society is as follows:

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.

The Society is seeking applicants for service on its Board of Governors from the Duluth area and from greater St. Louis County for election by the Membership at the April 24, 2018 Annual Meeting of the Membership.

An interest in history, familiarity with nonprofit governance and fundraising experience are highly desirable.  An ideal candidate would have time available to commit to preparing for and attending regular meetings, and otherwise effectively and consistently participate in governing the organization, as well as generally enhancing its operations and promoting its mission.  The ability to work constructively and cooperatively with Society staff and other members of the Board of Governors is essential.

 

Please call the Society administration at 218.733.7586 for further information and to have an application form mailed to you.  For more detailed information, you will be referred to Society Board President, Leone Graf.

 


 

Veterans Memorial Hall Program is a joint projects of the St. Louis County Historical Society and United States 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 through museum, archival and educational programs.

There are current two vacancies on the Veterans Memorial Hall Advisory Committee.  Both veterans and non-veterans are encouraged to apply.  For more information and to have an application form mailed to you, please contact the Society administration at 218.733.7586, or Committee Chair Dennis Hughes at 218.525.7272.

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