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.
Please visit the pages of this website to learn more about the Iron Range Historical Society.
Thank you for visiting and be sure to check out the IRHS page on Wikipedia and on Facebook, where we share newspaper articles, photos from our archives, and other items of historical interest.
Jill Johnson, author of the "Little Minnesota" books and IRHS member, will be the guest speaker. She will talk about little towns and the World War II soldiers of Minnesota's Iron Range.
Please visit 2 Rivers Auctions House online at 2 Rivers Auctions and view Online Auction #134. Items the IRHS has put up for public auction are lot numbers 53 through 88. The money raised will go toward purchasing storage supplies and general upkeep of our collections. IRHS thanks you for your support.