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Antique Appraisal

Bring your antique/collectible item to the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center (the Depot) for a free appraisal on Wednesday, June 21, 2017!  The St. Louis County Historical Society has arranged for Dan Sershon of Northland Estate Services and Denny Mager of Northern Specialty, both experts in antique appraisal, to be at your service from noon until 3 PM in the Great HallPlease arrive no later than 2:30 PM to register in person.

You may bring up to two items per person for an informal oral identification and evaluation of each antique.  If the piece is too large or fragile to be hand-carried, clear photographs with a description of any marks and labels will be sufficient.  

Past participants have thoroughly enjoyed the appraiser’s comments on what is always an interesting assortment of antiques and collectibles.  ARCO coffee is available while you wait.                                                                  

This session is part of an on-going public education program offered by the St. Louis County Historical Society.  Sponsorship does not imply endorsement of this or any other estate/appraisal service, and museum staff is prohibited by professional ethics from making financial appraisals. 

Call (218) 733-7568 or e-mail for further information.


“Lunch with the History People”


When: Thursday, June 15, 2017, from noon – 1 PM


Who: Chad Lewis has written several books about the paranormal and strange happenings around the world.  His enticing presentations are filled with vivid details of his own unusual experiences and include mysterious stories that he has heard over the years.  Chad has been on several television shows, including Discovery Channel's A Haunting and ABC's World's Scariest Places.


What: Chad returns to share “Bizarre Burial Beliefs and Traditions - Nothing is as Strange as Death.”  He invites you to “Take a visual journey back to the days of cemetery bells, receiving vaults and funerals that took place in your own parlor.”  Hear the legends of how people were buried alive.  Find out what our ancestors did to ensure family members would not haunt them.  This is an adventure you do not want to miss!


Chad’s books will be available for purchase after his presentation. 


Where: The event will be held in the Ruth Maney Room on the first floor of the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center (the Depot), at 506 West Michigan Street, Duluth, Minnesota. 


There will be limited theater-style seating (no tables), but feel free to bring your own bag lunch.  Seating is first-come, first-served (no reservations).  Admittance to this event is free to the public.  ARCO coffee is provided.


For more information contact Julie Bolos at 218-733-7568 or



During any presentation, the views and findings expressed are solely that of the speaker and do not necessarily reflect the position or opinion of the St. Louis County Historical Society, its board or staff.


Upcoming 2017 Presentations

Ruth Maney Room

Noon – 1 PM

Free, seating: first-come, first-served

July 20, 2017, Brian McMahon: Ford Motor Company’s involvement in Duluth and the Iron Range

August 17, 2017, Chad Scott: The history of the docks in Canal Park and the surrounding area

September 21, 2017, Kristi Beaver of Safe Haven: The history of the battered women’s movement in St. Louis County

October 19, 2017, Michael Socha, Jr.: Vera


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