Lightkeeper's House Museum Exhibits

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DOG SLEDS, SNOWSHOES, WINTER WORK & PLAY

  • Dog sleds built by Hovland trapper Mike West
  • Trapping artifacts
  • Snowshoes built by John Beargrease and the history of this legendary mail-carrier
  • Dog sled racing memorabilia
  • Learn how Devil Track got its name

Click here to view the Cook County Historical Society Photo Gallery.


BY WAY OF WATER:

OUR HISTORY WITH LAKE SUPERIOR

Before a highway made the North Shore accessible to automobiles, people came to Cook County by boat. “By Way of Water: Our History with Lake Superior” is the latest exhibit at the Cook County Historical Museum. It shares the story of how the lake shaped the people and communities of this region. Come to the Museum to learn about: Grand Marais Harbor and East Bay as ideal locations for settlement, the docks that steamships visited regularly, the shipwrecks America and Stranger, the United States Coast Guard, and the people and boats that passed through Cook County! Featured in the exhibit are the Fresnel Lens from the Grand Marais Lighthouse; the wheel from the S.S. America; multimedia stories about Isle Royale, heroic fishermen, and the lighthouse keeper’s family; and wonderful local art depicting a time when life depended on the Big Lake. 

To Learn more: 
http://www.wtip.org/drupal/content/new-way-water-exhibit-cook-county-historical-museum-features-artifacts-multimedia-displays-a


THe Civilian Conservation Corps

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                   Colonel william colvill

Colonel William Colvill
April 5th, 1830 to June 13th 1905
Civil War Hero
Cook County Resident 1896 to 1905

 

William Colvill was a Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. He served as Colonel and commander of the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry.