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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 |2012-11-19T15:31:00-06:00June 29th, 2012|

Linda needs your help!

I have a project at ICHS that has me extremely muddled. UPM in 2001 gave ICHS a few thousand photographs of the Grand Rapids Paper Mill. The pictures date from the early 1900s through 1969 (Phase I.) Phase II will be the 1970s to the present. Many of the machines, buildings and people in the [...]

By |2017-10-24T15:47:53-05:00June 28th, 2012|

The Curran Family Collection Story

The John Curran family sports collection was donated to the Itasca County Historical Society Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 by Mrs. Sally Curran and her son Allen. The collection covers the years 1940 to 1980, when Mrs. Curran retired from teaching. The treasures

By |2012-11-19T15:31:21-06:00February 24th, 2012|

Report on Genealogy Class

Saturday October 15th, 2 classes were presented by Loid Mackin from the Minnesota Genealogy Society. The classes were sponsored by the Grand Rapids Library Speakers program and the Itasca County Historical Society. Both classes were well attended and even our own professional genealogists learned some really good research ideas. "Off to a Good Start" involved [...]

By |2011-10-17T20:59:09-05:00October 17th, 2011|

Lilah’s Back!

Like the staff and board members have said I could not fully take a 2 week vacation without visiting some museums! The first one was the Air Museum out at Tillamonk Oregon. This museum told the wonderful story of the building of helium balloons for war. It was huge!!! Wonderful stories were told and lots [...]

By |2011-08-12T17:29:30-05:00August 12th, 2011|

Warba!

WARBA CENTENNIAL JULY 2, 2011 By Dick Ojakangas Hi! I'm Dick Ojakangas. If you are a Finn and want to pronounce it the CORRECT way, it is ______________. Hyv

By |2011-07-18T14:22:44-05:00July 18th, 2011|