Two Girls Horse and Sleigh Women on Lighthouse Point Logging Canoe at Point July 4 Parade '17 Coast Guard Boat Native Americans
MUSEUM HOURS:
Friday 1-4 pm, 10 am - 2 pm 
RESEARCH: by appointment


 
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Bringing Cook County History to Life Since 1924

"Mostly Fiber Festival"
at the Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery December 18th - 23rd

 
Join us in the JHP turned Fiber Studio as we take you behind the scenes to see all that goes into
the creation of the warm woolies we love: cleaning and carding the raw fleece, blending exotic
fibers, spinning and dying, weaving and knitting, wet and dry felting we will demonstrate it all AND you can buy our creations.

Linda Bauer, Mary MacDonald, Julie Arthur, Jeff Morgan and others TBA.
Do you spin? Weave? Felt? Bring your project and join us for an hour or 2.


Demonstrations will be: Monday - Thursday 12 pm - 4 pm, Friday 10 am - 6 pm & Saturday 10 am - 4 pm.

Stop in and join us there will be coffee, cookies, and tea along with many beautifully crafted fiber items along with our spruced up gift shop!

Want to be a Board Member of this important community organization? Click Here for Application. 

MUSEUM MANAGER WANTED: 20-25 hr/week @ $14/hr. Send resume by November 27 to history@boreal.org. Click here to see job description.

Also seeking a Facility Caretaker 10 hrs/week @ $12/hr to conduct maintenance checks, identify repair projects, complete minor repairs, and serve as custodian for our five building sites.

Contact Carrie for more information.
218-387-2883
history@boreal.org


NEW EXHIBIT NOW OPEN!

ON THE LINE: A MILITARY HISTORY OF COOK COUNTY


 
NEW: HARBOR HISTORY TOUR VIDEO


CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO



Harbor History Tours are offered every Saturday at 1 pm at the Museum (Next to World's Best Donuts). Meet in front of the Museum to explore the harbor's history in a free walking tour!

 
PASSPORT TO THE PAST
Stop by any Heritage Center or Museum in Cook County to receive your free Passport Booklet. Collect stamps in your booklet by 
 
visiting the 18 sites listed. Learn about the rich history of Cook County while exploring the historic locations and Museums/Heritage Centers.​

                       To visit the sites virtually goto: passporttothepast.org
                        Stop by the Museum to pick up yours today! 

 
 

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!
 
 

     
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Click the link to join: http://cookcountyhistory.org/membership.php