The Iron Range Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable trust. Donations to the Society are tax deductible. On behalf of Society members, the Board of Directors thanks you for your donation.

If not for dues and donations from members and local businesses, the Iron Range Historical Society would not have the funds to operate. With dues and donations received by the Society, books written by Society volunteers are published, the Society's annual meeting is funded, rent and utilities are paid, the quarterly newsletter is printed and mailed, and supplies for the office and research library are purchased.

There are several ways for the Society to receive donations:

Mail or drop off a check

Iron Range Historical Society
5454 Grand Avenue
McKinley, MN 55741

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Donations made through this form are processed through If you would like to donate directly on their site you can visit the IRHS donation page by clicking here.


Every year, items are donated to the Iron Range Historical Society with archeological, geological, or historical significance. Each item is tagged and numbered and documented describing the item(s) and who donated it. IRHS is always happy to accept donated items that fit within the Society’s mission. Please contact the office if you have items to donate; (218)749-3150 or


Volunteers are always welcome at the offices of the Iron Range Historical Society. In fact, volunteers are the life blood of the organization. IRHS has no paid employees. Office workers and the Board of Directors are volunteers. The Society’s volunteers hold a special devotion to history, and particularly, Iron Range history.

Currently, volunteers are scanning thousands of photographs held by IRHS into electronic files. The goal is to completely digitize the photo library, which will preserve the photographic history of Minnesota’s Iron Ranges. This in turn will make it easier for researchers to locate photos held by IRHS.

Other work being done by volunteers includes; updating the vertical file inventory, inventorying school annuals, maintaining the obituary files, organizing recent acquisitions, and completing general office duties.

Please call (218)749-3150 or email to sign up to volunteer!