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Our 4 Elongated Coins

Here is a picture of all four. We designed our 4 pennies to represent our Itasca County in Minnesota. We have the picture GRACE; picture was taken here 100 years ago. Judy Garland Slippers; she was born here. Central School, historic building, and our own woolly mammoth original drawing; tusks were found here, furthest north [...]

By |2017-11-09T13:15:58-05:00November 9th, 2017|

Sweetgrass III

It was great attending the Chautauqua of the North concert at Sand Lake Township Hall. At first glance, the invitation said, we are holding our third concert this year, come, bring a dish to share and enjoy our music. Well, first we had to find out the time, then check our schedules. I emailed Richard [...]

By |2017-10-24T15:47:53-05:00August 10th, 2015|

August Genealogy Meeting

We had a good time on Thursday August 6th at the Itasca County Historical Society's Genealogy meeting. Nine of us reviewed new hand-outs Leona Litchke brought in on genealogy research sites on the internet. One had 75 genealogy websites focused on states across the USA, while the other was called Sweet 16: Discover the 101 [...]

By |2017-10-24T15:47:53-05:00August 7th, 2015|

ICHS Goes International!

TODAY WAS A FIRST! As you know Jeremy and I take a daily inventory of where our guests are from. This summer has been very interesting. A lot of guests from the southern states are here to escape the heat and drout. Our Canadian Friends have been great, and they still feel that the cost [...]

By |2015-08-05T10:43:21-05:00August 14th, 2012|

New today and update For Itasca County Historical Society

Another good week at the Historical Society! We survived the storm! and I'm sure that this storm will go down as one to remember! Some day years down the road some one will ask about information about the storm that hit Itasca County July 3rd and July 4th 2012. (that's what were about) History. First [...]

By |2012-11-19T15:30:43-05:00July 5th, 2012|

Itasca County Cemeteries

My name is Bruce. When I tell people a hobby of mine is photographing grave markers, I get some strange looks and questions like; Why? Well, I started doing it for my family history then I discovered www.findagrave.com and volunteered to fill photo requests from other genealogists. At Lilah's urging, two years, 11,159 graves and [...]

By |2012-11-19T15:30:49-05:00July 3rd, 2012|

Itasca County Historical Society

June was a great month for us here at the Itasca County Historical Society in Old Central School. We celebrated many new Exhibits. One was our new Judy Garland exhibit. It was just in time for the annual Judy Garland Festival. Many fans visited the exhibit from all over the world. Japan, England, Canada, and [...]

By |2012-11-19T15:30:53-05:00June 30th, 2012|

The Intimidator

My name is Luverne; I began working at the Itasca County Historical Society a couple of years ago. The first day I came to work our executive director Lilah, ask if I had ever been through the museum, and I told her no! So she said,

By |2012-11-19T15:31:00-05:00June 29th, 2012|