Two Girls Horse and Sleigh Women on Lighthouse Point Logging Canoe at Point July 4 Parade '17 Coast Guard Boat Native Americans
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Bally Blacksmith Demo Days 
August 4th & 5th
 
That's right it's back for the season! Bally Blacksmith Demo Days will be going on during Fisherman's Picnic. The Historic building will be open for tours and the sites' collections will be available for viewing from 11 am - 4 pm Friday & Saturday. Additionally, blacksmiths will be on-site creating metal works. Stop by Friday and Saturday of Fisherman's Picnic to join us in celebrating this wonderful part of local history that made Cook County and Grand Marais what it is today.
Old Timer's Gathering
August 6th

Join us for the annual Old Timer's Gathering held at the Senior Center in downtown Grand Marais. We will be visiting and telling stories from 10 - 11:30 am. Don't miss the chance to share your stories and talk with old friends of the county!

 

Bridging the Gap: 100th Anniversary of the Outlaw Bridge Celebration

Join the Cook County Historical Society at the Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery on July 29 at 1 pm for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Outlaw Bridge over the Pigeon River.

Professor Beverly Soloway from Lakehead University will be giving a presentation on the history of the bridge along with Dan Helmerson.

Please join us for the afternoon!

 


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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