The Iron Range Historical Society (IRHS) is a historical society in northeastern Minnesota. Located on the Mesabi Range in Minnesota’s Arrowhead, it has offices in McKinley. The Society was founded in 1973. IRHS is a research library and archival house specializing in family and historical research. At present, the all-volunteer, nonprofit, charitable trust, is governed by a Board of Directors.
The Iron Range Historical Society is handicap-accessible, has photos and artifacts on display, does not charge admission, and serves the general public with moderate fees. All records and files are available for patrons to browse through. The Society holds information on all three of Minnesota’s Iron Ranges. Members receive free research time, but pay for copies of printed materials. Current hours for the research library and archival house are Mondays and Tuesdays from 10 am to 2 pm. Appointments may be made for other times.
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The Iron Range Historical Society has recently negotiated the opportunity to sell the book ‘Taconite - New Life for Minnesota’s Iron Range – The History of Erie Mining Company’ with the proceeds funding scholarships for local area students and a portion retained to support the IRHS and offset expenses.
To place an order for the book please stop in the IRHS office, call the IRHS at (218)749-3150, or send an email to email@example.com. Written requests should be sent to IRHS, 5454 Grand Avenue, McKinley, MN 55741. Be sure to list the title as ‘Erie’ book and note that payment, $45, must be received prior to shipping.