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Please donate to our new Military Exhibit
We need your support!
Take this unique opportunity to contribute to a new exhibit sharing Cook County’s military history.
On the Line: A Military History of Cook County is due to open in the early summer of 2017, and your generous donation will help tell the stories of our servicemen and women and their families at home.

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Your contribution will assist with:
 
  • Collecting new oral histories and historic artifacts and photos from all historic eras 
  • Creating archival displays for our collections of Civil War, WWI, and WWII objects 
  • Updating lighting and care for the 121 year old Lightkeeper’s House kitchen 
  • Building a new “Oral History corner” to share multimedia presentations with all generations
SEEKING MILITARY HISTORY STORIES AND OBJECTS
The Cook County Historical Society is pleased to share the news of an exciting new exhibit about Cook County’s military history. We are currently seeking oral histories, objects, correspondence, photographs, and uniforms from all historic eras through the present. Stories we hope to tell include those of Cook County servicemen and women, military families “on the homefront,” life in Cook County during wartime, and civilian programs such as the Red Cross or Skywatch program.

The exhibit is scheduled to remain open for several years


If you have donations or questions, please contact the Museum by calling (218) 387-2883 or emailing history@boreal.org

OR Click HERE to print a form to mail back to the Museum.

We request your submissions by March 30, 2017.
 
WE ALWAYS NEED VOLUNTEERS!   CAN YOU HELP?
 
  • Pick your schedule and time commitment
  • Volunteer seasonally  
  • Prefer working with people or alone
  • Inside or outside
  • Some projects can be done at home
  • Every level of computer skills
  • Every level of physical ability
  • A great way to learn more about our history
        CHECK OUT THE LIST OF OPPORTUNITIES BY CLICKING HERE

 
Thank you so much for considering volunteering for the Cook County Historical Society! If you are interested or have any questions, please give us a call at 218-387-2883 or send an email to historyinfo@boreal.org. We are always happy to discuss the opportunities and answer any questions you may have!
 
 
 

 
 Give the gift of a one-year membership to the Cook County Historical Society or to the JHP - call or email us for a form! 

Phone: 218-387-2883
Email: 
historyinfo@boreal.org
 
 
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We thank you and appreciate any donations that are given.

 

More tours available this summer!

      VISIT OUR LATEST EXHIBIT:
 
Music From the Tip O' The Arrowhead
Johnny Nelson, Joe Wischop, Emil Eliasen, Ben Seglem, and Floyd Moses
 
From the Town Hall polkas, through the bars and clubs, jazz, rock & country bands,
church choral groupsand so many others, we have gained a rich history of music over the years.


Johnny Nelson, Joe Wischop, Emil Eliasen, Ben Seglem, and Floyd Moses, c1920s







 

Like what you see?

Become a member TODAY!
 
Click the link to join: http://cookcountyhistory.org/membership.php
 

Support the Historic Preservation of 3 important landmarks of Cook County History! 


                   The St. Francis Xavier (Chippewa City) Church
                              - The Lighthouse Keeper's Residence (History Museum)
                                          - The Bally Blacksmith Shop