Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant

In June of 2017 the Minnesota Historical Society awarded the Iron Range Historical Society a grant for $2623 to replace an intrepretive marker located above the cornerstone of the Resurrection Catholic Church. Resurrection Church is on the National Register of Historic Places and located at 301 Adams Avenue, in Eveleth, Minnesota. IRHS worked with the Eveleth Heritage Committee and church adminstrators to design a 17 inch by 36 inch cast bronze plaque. The marker is available to view at any time as it is located on the outside of the building. IRHS is committed to making all Iron Range history easily accessible to any and all persons who want to learn and this project works toward IRHS goals. The objectives of the project were to replace the text with text that is more concise and historicallly accurate, replace the cracked and faded vinyl marker with a bronze marker that would better hold up to the extreme weather of northeastern Minnesota, and to eliminate the mounting frame and brackets holding the vinyl marker, creating a better visual viewing experience. Because the new marker is bronze it is not expected to require maintenance for the foreseeable future. The material used in creating this marker will not rust but will naturally oxidize over time giving it a natural patina as seen on older copper objects.

An unvieling ceremony was held on January 21, 2018, celebrating the completion of the project. IRHS, Eveleth Heritage Committee, and Resurrection Church invite you to stop by any time to view this intrepretive marker.

Lake Country Operation Round-Up Grant

In the fall of 2016, Lake Country Power awarded the Iron Range Historical Society a $250.00 grant for the publishing of the book; The History of Eveleth: 1893-1947 originally written by Margaret More and reformatted with added photographs by IRHS volunteer Kathleen Bergan. The book speaks to events in early Eveleth in which the city was unclean and unsafe through its transformation to more sanitary and safer conditions. Miss More had access to all of her father’s notes and writings about Eveleth of which he was the town’s doctor for many years. This book will be available for purchase in late summer 2017. It is being released in commemoration and celebration of Eveleth’s 125th anniversary.

Lake Country Operation Round-Up Grant

Lake Country Power awarded the Iron Range Historical Society a $250.00 grant in 2015 for the creation and publication of the book Historic Slavic Music. Historic Slavic Music was compiled and written by Iron Range Historical Society Board member and office curator Kathleen Bergan. The book includes narration and 50 wonderful pictures depicting button box, accordion, and concertina players as well as tamburitzans with accompanying instruments.