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The Cook County Historical Society offers these wonderful publications.
( Available for purchase online or at the Museum )

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Downtown Grand Marais 2nd Edition


HOT OFF THE PRESS AND $1.00 OFF UNTIL DECEMBER 31st!
 
An Enlarged Edition of A Brief History of the Early Hotels, the Harbor and Wisconsin Street.

This 2nd Edition of Downtown Grand Marais contains about 50 additional pages about developments on the east and west sides of the harbor that were not included in the first edition.

Anyone interested in the history of Grand Marais will enjoy this book. It contains a well documented history of the town with many photos and maps.


This price includes shipping and handling inside the United States.

$25.00


2018 Cook County Historical Calendar

2018 Cook County Historical Calendar 

Just in time for the season- start organizing your year with this calendar filled with historic photographs from around the Cook County area and information about the photographs and happenings through time.

$13.00


**SALE** Cathy Wurzer's Northern MN - Highway 61 Note Cards


THESE NOTE CARDS WERE $14.00 - BUY NOW AND SAVE!!
 
Photos by Denny Behr. 

Beautiful note cards from Cathy Wurzer's book Tales of the Road-Highway 61.

Each set includes: 12 Note Cards and Envelopes, Blank Inside

Photos are of Northern MN - Highway 61  (3 each of 4 images shown in photo)

Note cards are 5" x 7"
 
Shipping and handling is included inside the United States.

 

$10.00


Harbor History Tour DVD


The "Harbor History Tour" DVD takes you on an informative tour of the harbor sharing the history of how it was made and how it has evolved over time.

This tour is a replica of the tour given at the Museum in the summer months to visitors. 

This price includes shipping and handling inside the United States.
$6.50


Pioneers in the Wilderness


by Willis H. Raff

This study "is a splendid addition to the history of Minnesota as well as to the history of the Great Lakes Area... Dr. Raff's story really is the intricate synchronization of many different tales of pioneer fortitude..."
-- Dr. Julius F. Wolff, Jr.

Price includes shipping and handling inside the United States.
$31.00


Fearless John, The Legend of John Beargrease


by Kelly Emerling Rauzi, illustrated by Mila Horak


A children’s book featuring beautiful original art that tells the story of the brave North Shore mail carrier, John Beargrease. Written and illustrated by local creative talent.

Price includes shipping and handling inside the United States.
$24.00


S.S. America - A Diver's Vision of the Past


by Stephen B. Daniel with the Ship's History by Thom Holden
- A Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society Project


This book features drawings by Steve Daniel that he drew underwater while scuba diving capturing details of the America that no one has ever seen before. It also includes vintage photographs of the ship and it's passengers and shares stories and details about the steamer's voyages.

Price includes shipping and handling inside the United States.
$12.50


Milford J. Humphrey Frozen Lighthouse Mug


This mug features a 1937 Milford J. Humphrey photograph of the "Frozen Lighthouse" in the Grand Marais, Minnesota harbor. 

This price includes shipping and handling inside the United States.
$15.00


Bally Blacksmith Shop Mug


This mug features two photographs of the Bally Blacksmith Shop. The first shown is an older photograph from the Maude Small Toftey glass negative collection. The second photograph is from the past 5 years showing what it appears like today.

Price includes shipping and handling inside the United States.
$15.00


The Steamer America Mug


This mug features a photograph of "The Steamer Easton" docking in the Grand Marais, Minnesota harbor.

Price includes shipping and handling inside the United States.
$15.00


Frozen Lighthouse Greeting Card


This blank greeting card features one of our favorite photographs by Milford J. Humphrey of the lighthouse in the Grand Marais, Minnesota harbor covered in ice.

Price includes shipping and handling inside the United States.
 
$2.50


Picnic on Lake Superior Blank Greeting Card


This blank greeting card features an old photograph of a group having a picnic on Lake Superior.

Price includes shipping and handling inside the United States.
$2.50


Grand Marais Double Bays by Heidi Sobanja - Greeting Card


This blank greeting card features beautiful artwork by local Heidi Sobanja showing the "Double Bays" in Grand Marais, Minnesota.

Price includes shipping and handling inside the United States.
$2.50


Gitchi Bitobig by David Hahn - Greeting Card


This blank greeting card features vibrant artwork created by David Hahn of what we know as Artist Point in Grand Marais, Minnesota. "Gitchi Bitobig" is native american for "double body of water."
$2.50


Visit the Point in Grand Marais Greeting Card

This blank greeting card features photographs from the Maude Small Toftey glass negative collection of 2 women at Artist Point.

Price includes shipping and handling inside the United States.
$2.50


Bally Blacksmith Shop 1911 Greeting Card


This blank greeting card features a photograph of the Bally Blacksmith shop in 1911.

Price includes shipping and handling inside the United States.
$2.50


Early Days in Grand Marais Greeting Card


This blank greeting card features an old photograph of the Grand Marais, Minnesota harbor and another photograph from Maude Small Toftey's glass negative collection of the downtown area.

Price includes shipping and handling inside the United States.
 

$2.50


Chippewa City Church Greeting Card


This blank greeting card features a drawing of the Chippewa City Church located just outside of Grand Marais, Minnesota. 

Price includes shipping and handling inside the United States.
$2.50


Jammin' On The Beach In The 1920's Postcard


This postcard features a photograph of 5 men "Jammin' on the Beach" in the 1920's on Lake Superior.

Price includes shipping and handling inside the United States.
$1.50


The America at Grand Marais, Minn. Postcard


This postcard features a photograph of the steamship "America" docking in the Grand Marais, Minnesota harbor.

Price includes shipping and handling inside the United States.
$1.50


​Historic Bally Blacksmith Shop Postcard


This postcard features a photograph of the Bally Blacksmith Shop from Maude Small Toftey's glass negative collection.

Price includes shipping and handling inside the United States.
$1.50


Commercial Fisherman Postcard


This postcard features a photograph of two commercial fisherman and their skiffs on Lake Superior. 

Price includes shipping and handling inside the United States.
$1.50


Vintage Grand Marais Lighthouse Postcard


This postcard features a photograph of the old wooden lighthouse in Grand Marais, Minnesota from 1885-1922.

Price includes shipping and handling inside the United States.
$1.50


Ladies on the Point Postcard


This postcard features a photograph of two "Lades on the Point" from Maude Small Toftey's glass negative collection.

Price includes shipping and handling inside the United States.
$1.50


Early Grand Marais Harbor Postcard



This postcard features an early photograph of the Grand Marais, Minnesota harbor.

Price includes shipping and handling inside the United States.
$1.50


1908 Grand Marais Forest Fire Postcard


This postcard features a photograph of the 1908 Forest Fire in Grand Marais, Minnesota from Maude Small Toftey's glass negative collection.

Price includes shipping and handling inside the United States.
$1.50


The America at Tobin Harbor, Isle Royale Postcard


This postcard features a photograph of the steamship "America" docking at Tobin Harbor on Isle Royale.

Price includes shipping and handling inside the United States.
$1.50


Olle i Skratthult Vintage Publication Postcard


This postcard is of a vintage publication featuring the famous Swedish comedian "Olle i Skratthult" on tour at the Trading Post in Grand Marais, Minnesota.

Price includes shipping and handling inside the United States.
$1.50


Sam Bally Vintage Publication Postcard


This postcard features a vintage ad from Sam Bally about his blacksmith work.

Price includes shipping and handling inside the United States.
$1.50


Early Grand Marais Harbor Postcard


This postcard features a photograph of the "Early Grand Marais Harbor" in downtown Grand Marais, Minnesota.

Price includes shipping and handling inside the United States.
$1.50


Vintage Publication Postcard


This postcard features an advertisement in the Cook County News-Herald from 1929 about the "Easter Monday Ball."

Price includes shipping and handling inside the United States.
$1.50


Greetings from the Tip 'o' the Arrowhead MUSIC - Enlarged Postcard


This 11" x 6" postcard features a photo from our Music Exhibit at the Cook County Historical Museum. It has vibrant colors and features animals of the north shore with a Lake Superior background.

Price includes shipping and handling inside the United States.
$3.00


"Village Smithy" Bally Blacksmith Shop Mug


This 11" x 6" postcard features the "Village Smithy" painting from 1947 by Keith Haven. 

Price includes shipping and handling inside the United States.
$3.00


John Beargrease, Legend of Minnesota's North Shore


(This book is currently sold out - we apologize for any inconvenience.)

by Daniel Lancaster

A biography of a local legend, John Beargrease rich in detail. This book gives an in-depth look at the life of the Ojibwe man who brought the mail and news to the isolated North Shore residents.
 
$0.00


Ingeborg's Isle Royale

by Ingeborg Holte
- NEW, Republished April 2012 -

A lovely telling of life on Isle Royale, Ingeborg shares memories from youth through old age. She remembers vividly wildlife encounters and the work and play of those early commercial fishing familes on the island. Price of paperback copy includes shipping and handling to address in the United States.

 
$15.00


Faces and Places II


by The Cook County Historical Society

Photos from the Historical Society and private family collections fill this book that pays tribute to the residents of Cook County between 1930 and 1960. This new edition has been enhanced with photos and context acquired since the original publication in 1985.

Price includes shipping and handling inside the United States.
$19.00


​The Story of Coast Guard Point


by Harry Drabik

The rich history of Grand Marias is due in part to its harbor, which is protected by the area known as Coast Guard Point. This book is full of antidotes of the important activities and mishaps on the lake.

Price includes shipping and handling inside the United States.
$11.00


Gunflint Trailblazers


by Beatrice Flaaten Ogren

This story of Charlie and Petra Boostrom describes the lives of one of the earliest Gunflint resort owners. Their love of the land inspired them to, first homestead and then, purchase a place on Clearwater Lake. Charlie’s skills as a trapper and builder are famous in the North Woods. He built the Clearwater Lodge and the resort’s many cabins as well as many other buildings.

Price includes shipping and handling inside the United States.
$11.00


Pioneer Faces and Places 1890-1930


by The Cook County Historical Society

Photos from the Historical Society and private family collections fill this book that pays tribute to the early pioneers of the Northeastern tip of Minnesota.

Price includes shipping and handling inside the United States.
$15.00


Hanging On


by Eleanor Stone

Homesteading in Cook County 
without roads was only for the hardy. Eleanor Stone describes her families 
experiences when they arrived in Colvill in 1907. Similar experiences occurred throughout the County.

Price includes shipping and handling inside the United States.
$11.00


Cook County Coloring Book


by the Cook County Historical Society 

54 drawings to color, 7 historical narratives, 5 maps.

Coloring book includes a box of 8 coloring crayons!

Price includes shipping and handling inside the United States.
$3.00


Early Grand Marais Harbor Magnet


Oval metal faced magnet with photo of the early Grand Marais harbor.

Price includes shipping and handling inside the United States.
$5.00


The Easton at Grand Marais, Minnesota Magnet


A rectangular metal faced magnet with a photograph of the steamer Easton in the Grand Marais harbor.

Price includes shipping and handling inside the United States.
$5.00


Historic Cook County Vinyl Sticker


4" x 4" White vinyl sticker for use indoor or outdoor. 


Price includes shipping and handling inside the United States.
$2.00


Maritime Retrospective Newspaper


Created by Drew Johnson

A Maritime retrospective newspaper that spans 100 years. The paper contains many historic articles from our local Cook County News-Herald and historic photographs from our own collection.

Free with any donation to the Museum located at 8 South Broadway, Grand Marais, MN 55604 (Next to World's Best Donuts).

Price includes shipping and handling inside the United States.
$2.00


Historic Cook County Cup - BPA Free


Plastic BPA free dishwasher safe cup in a teal color. It has our new logo placed on it with the words "Honor the Past Enrich the Future - Historic Cook County MN" and our web address. 

Price includes shipping and handling inside the United States.

 
$3.00


Faces and Places II The Third Edition

by The Cook County Historical Society

Photos from the Historical Society and private family collections fill this book that pays tribute to the residents of Cook County between 1930 and 1960. This new edition has been enhanced with photos and context acquired since the original publication in 1985. The third edition was edited and reformatted May 2017.

Price includes shipping and handling inside the United States.
$19.00

$19.00