Hibbing Historical Society

Hibbing Historical Society The Hibbing Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and an affiliate of the St. Louis County Historical Society.
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Hibbing Historical Society and Museum 400 East 23rd Street, Hibbing MN (Lower level of the Memorial Building) Open year-round from 10am - 2 pm (Tuesday-Friday), or anytime by appointment (218)263-8522

05/15/2019
Hibbing Daily Tribune
05/11/2019
Hibbing Daily Tribune

Hibbing Daily Tribune

When you find a stone castle that’s home to retired mining equipment and trains you’ll know you’ve reached a true treasure: the Minnesota Museum of Mining.

The museum sits on more than 15 acres and captures the spirit of early life on the Iron Range with a collection of many unique artifacts.

3rd Annual Burger Bash!
05/10/2019

3rd Annual Burger Bash!

Hibbing Daily Tribune
05/10/2019
Hibbing Daily Tribune

Hibbing Daily Tribune

The park is now offering new types of mine tours which are broadening the experience for newcomers to the historic site and those who have taken the original tour, perhaps many times already.

But the one thing everyone gets rather batty about is, well, bats.

Sunrise Bakery
05/09/2019

Sunrise Bakery

Great event for a great cause. May 23, 2019, 7-10 pm. Full menu, beer, wine. Proceeds will benefit the special Olympics. Sunrise Bakery, Hibbing, MN.

WDIO
05/09/2019
WDIO

WDIO

"We want everyone to welcome him home." The family of Dante Tini is so proud of their sailor, who died at Pearl Harbor. Memorial Day weekend, he will finally be buried near his parents.

‘Windows to the World’ to open
05/08/2019
‘Windows to the World’ to open

‘Windows to the World’ to open

Editor’s Note: Here, the Hibbing Daily Tribune and Mesabi Daily News offers part two of a six-part series celebrating National Travel and Tourism Week.

Yesterday marked the start of the 63rd Annual Last Chance Bonspiel here in the Memorial Building.  Good luck and good cu...
04/04/2019

Yesterday marked the start of the 63rd Annual Last Chance Bonspiel here in the Memorial Building. Good luck and good curling! Hibbing Curling Club

Fox 21 News
03/25/2019
Fox 21 News

Fox 21 News

The St. Louis County Historical Society has thousands of veterans' stories, but only a handful of 'Rosie the Riveters.'

It's that time again! We are looking for silent auction items for our Annual Spring Fundraiser (to be held May 3). If yo...
03/15/2019

It's that time again! We are looking for silent auction items for our Annual Spring Fundraiser (to be held May 3). If you or your business are interested in donating an item or monetary amount, please contact the historical society at (218)263-8522, or by private message. We appreciate ANY contribution you are able to make!

Antique Appraisal | St. Louis County Historical Society
03/14/2019
Antique Appraisal | St. Louis County Historical Society

Antique Appraisal | St. Louis County Historical Society

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Bring your antique/collectible item(s) to the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center (the Depot) for a free appraisal!The St. Lo

Governor Walz tours historic Hibbing High School.
03/08/2019
Walz hits ‘Castle in the Woods’ on tour

Governor Walz tours historic Hibbing High School.

HIBBING — A crowd of nearly two dozen educators, school board members and administrators huddled around Gov. Tim Walz as he addressed them Thursday morning from the front steps of

Hibbing Historical Society
03/01/2019

Hibbing Historical Society

Today in History... February 28, 1921

Warrants issued for arrests of one or more men who broke windows and torn down candidate signs at news stand in Great Northern Square. Registration day in all nine precincts tomorrow. Peat resources discussed.

(Excerpts from the Hibbing Daily Tribune)

*For the last day of our series, we'd like to pay tribute to the family that made this possible! Without Aubin Studios, we would not have the irreplaceable historical record that exists within these photos. We would like to thank the Aubin family for their decision to donate this collection to the historical society!

Hibbing Historical Society
02/27/2019

Hibbing Historical Society

Today in History... February 27, 1921

Tonnage tax vote to be held Thursday in the House of Representatives. Attention of women called to the fact that they must vote in two places; Ballot for village officials must be cast in their residing precinct, Township officials ballots must be voted for at the township hall the same day. Mesaba Transportation Company listens to appeal of Community Club; Uses more convenient route between Hibbing and South Hibbing.

(Excerpts from the Hibbing Daily Tribune)

Hibbing Historical Society
02/26/2019

Hibbing Historical Society

Today in History... February 26, 1921

Jones & Laughlin Co. announces pay cut of 20 per cent for all laborers, with company having mines in operation near Nashwauk and Keewatin. City baseball players to get in shape for season by doing road work between Hibbing and C.I.C. Springs. Forest ranger suggests trees be planted on iron ore dumps as beautification project.

(Excerpts from the Hibbing Daily Tribune)

Hibbing Historical Society
02/26/2019

Hibbing Historical Society

Today in History... February 25, 1921

Daylight savings time plan to be submitted to vote of Hibbing people. Set goal of $3,500 in Boy Scout fund drive. A.C. Schirmer Co. of Hibbing awarded contract for plumbing at new Coleraine high school on low bid of $45,000. No candidates in Buhl for position of mayor.

(Excerpts from the Hibbing Daily Tribune)

Hibbing Historical Society
02/26/2019

Hibbing Historical Society

Today in History... February 24, 1921

Hibbing offers 1,000 acre site south of the community for use by government as army balloon and airplane landing field. Alice Congdon wins first place among girls in high school declamatory contest. New scale of wages for building trades adopted for Range, 10 cents higher than rest of state, due to higher cost of living on Range.

(Excerpts from the Hibbing Daily Tribune)

Hibbing Historical Society
02/26/2019

Hibbing Historical Society

Today in History... February 23, 1921

About 25 bricklayers and carpenters working for Jacobson Brothers firm of St. Paul on new high school building in South Hibbing go out on strike protesting cut in wages from $1.30 to $1.10 per hour for bricklayers and from $1.10 to 90 cents from carpenters. Ed J. Kaiser announces opening of Kaiser's Grocery at 1903 Fourth Ave. on March 1. Minnesota governor and forest officials attend North Central States Forestry conference in Chicago; discuss increased facilities to fight forest fire menace.

(Excerpts from the Hibbing Daily Tribune)

Hibbing Historical Society
02/26/2019

Hibbing Historical Society

Today in History... February 22, 1921

Four file for mayor of Chisholm, including Joseph Austin, incumbent, Jalo J. Kikoni, Anton Mahne, and Dr. A.W. Graham. E.S. Woolfan files for justice of peace, Thomas Moore, Hans Hansen and Thomas Killorin for constable and T.J. Madden for three-year term of trustee. Blacksmith shop at Laura mine destroyed in fire.

(Excerpts from the Hibbing Daily Tribune)

Hibbing Historical Society
02/26/2019

Hibbing Historical Society

Today in History... February 21, 1921

Sartell, Brainerd, and Cloquet paper mills closed down due to over-supply of stock. Mayor Victor Power explains proposed city charter in address to Italian-Americanization club. Confirmation classes at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament to begin February 26.

(Excerpts from the Hibbing Daily Tribune)

Hibbing Historical Society
02/20/2019

Hibbing Historical Society

Today in History... February 20, 1921

Range Librarians' Association attends Canadian Soo versus Eveleth hockey game. Petition circulates among Hibbing sportsmen to alternate deer and partridge seasons - partridge season being open even years and deer season odd years. Ladies at Methodist church to host candy booth; funds to go toward building of new church.

(Excerpts from Hibbing Daily Tribune)

Hibbing Historical Society
02/19/2019

Hibbing Historical Society

Today in History... February 19, 1921

John Bumpas named president of newly organized Hotel and Restaurant employees union. Hibbing Concert Band to offer third concert of winter series on Sunday afternoon. John Eastman, present Stuntz Township supervisor may oppose Power as candidate for mayor.

(Excerpts from the Hibbing Daily Tribune)

Hibbing Historical Society
02/19/2019

Hibbing Historical Society

Today in History... February 18, 1921

L.M. Forsythe appointed to Nashwauk Water and Light Commission. Grand Rapids seeks establishment at Grand Rapids of agricultural school. Island Farm Creamery offers tutti frutti ice cream as special.

(Excerpts from the Hibbing Daily Tribune)

Hibbing Historical Society
02/19/2019

Hibbing Historical Society

Today in History... February 17, 1921

Hibbing ranks fourth in state behind Minneapolis, St. Paul and Duluth in postal savings the past year. C.V. Chance, manager of Northern Lumber Co. in Hibbing past four years, accepts position as manager of large lumber and fuel company at Casper, Wyo. Held grand opening of new pool hall at 1928 Fourth Ave., South Hibbing.

(Excerpts from the Hibbing Daily Tribune)

Hibbing Historical Society
02/19/2019

Hibbing Historical Society

Today in History... February 16, 1921

John Ryan elected president of Hibbing Junior College sophomore class. L.J. Micka and A.M. Schrum purchase Ward Confectionary store on Third Avenue from M.P. Ward. Herman Antonelli sells Italian Mercantile store on Pine street to Thomas Bartoletti who plans to open a modern grocery store in South Hibbing.

(Excerpts from the Hibbing Daily Tribune)

Hibbing Historical Society
02/15/2019

Hibbing Historical Society

FEBRUARY 23 (Saturday): 1st Annual Hibbing Historical Society Movie Matinee & Potluck!

Join us for a trip down memory lane!

The Hibbing Historical Society will be hosting a movie matinee featuring 3 half-hour movies spanning from 1950 to 1952. What could be better? Most of the movies are done in color! Take a look at the list of topics below, and we know you’ll want to attend our movie matinee in the Little Theater at the Hibbing Memorial Building. We will be starting our event at noon with a Potluck lunch; please bring something to share! The movies will start at 1:00pm, running a total of 1.5 hours.

This event is free and open to the public, but you need to reserve a seat in the Little Theater! Hibbing Historical Society Board member Mike Hukka will be handling reservations for this event. You can call and leave a message with him (651-717-8366), or message him on Facebook.

A freewill donation will be collected and put towards the digital conversion of movies for the 2nd Annual Movie Matinee - We hope to have a full house!

Hibbing Historical Society
02/15/2019

Hibbing Historical Society

Today in History... February 15, 1921

More than 6,000 people inspect new Bennett Park greenhouse during past month. Two arrests made in holdup of Hibbing businessman, with third man involved in robbery still being sought. John Demgen becomes 19th candidate for Stuntz supervisor.

(Excerpts from the Hibbing Daily Tribune)

Hibbing Historical Society
02/15/2019

Hibbing Historical Society

Today in History... February 14, 1921

The committee for the Engineer Club of Northern Minnesota announces special car will take members back from banquet in Eveleth. Hibbing's first annual three day mid-winter Carnival proves tremendous success with thousands in attendance; Hibbing concert band performs. Jurors chosen in Kames murder trial - 3 Hibbing men selected.

(Excerpts from the Hibbing Daily Tribune)

Hibbing Historical Society
02/13/2019

Hibbing Historical Society

Today in History... February 13, 1921

Fire at E.W. Coons garage causes considerable damage, there being two trucks, Cleveland tractor and touring car in garage. A.G. Hoel, deputy sheriff, assigned to Hibbing as special investigator for assistant county attorney. Hibbing pioneer D.A. McLeod passes away; funeral service to be held at Barrett's.

(Excerpts from the Hibbing Daily Tribune)

Hibbing Historical Society
02/13/2019

Hibbing Historical Society

Today in History... February 12, 1921

Hibbing Tribune marching club wins first prize for best marching unit in Carnival parade; Jazz club, Ostdiek's "tramps," and Melody Mart girls shine. Sure sign of spring - boys now playing marbles on school grounds.

(Excerpts from the Hibbing Daily Tribune)

Hibbing Historical Society
02/13/2019

Hibbing Historical Society

Today in History... February 11, 1921

School Board orders contractors to rush work on new high school building in South Hibbing as classrooms will be needed. Daniel Sullivan crowned king of winter carnival. Dog races announced to be conducted along Third Avenue.

(Excerpts from the Hibbing Daily Tribune)

Hibbing Historical Society
02/13/2019

Hibbing Historical Society

Today in History... February 10, 1921

Carnival parade ushers in first mid-winter Frolic. Valentine's Day party announced at Y.W.C.A. clubhouse. U.S. Steel and Carnegie pension funds announce large disbursements on Mesabi Range.

(Excerpts from the Hibbing Daily Tribune)

Hibbing Historical Society
02/13/2019

Hibbing Historical Society

Today in History... February 9, 1921

Androy Hotel, a $500,000 building constructed by Oliver Mining Co., and having 162 rooms and 100 private baths, to be opened in June by Quigley-Doran Hotel Co., which has a long term lease on the building according to Roy Quigley, president of the company.

(Excerpts from the Hibbing Daily Tribune)

Hibbing Historical Society
02/08/2019

Hibbing Historical Society

Today in History... February 8, 1921

Miner killed in accident at Hull-Rust mine. B.M. Conklin, Arthur Iron Mining Co., elected secretary-treasurer of Northern Minnesota Division of American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers. $1,500 loss in fire at Oscar Olson residence in Pool Location.

(Excerpts from the Hibbing Daily Tribune)

Hibbing Historical Society
02/07/2019

Hibbing Historical Society

Today in History...February 7, 1921

School board discusses completion of Junior College wing at new high school with architect W.T. Bray at regular meeting. 19 Minnesota wholesale liquor distributors to go out of business by March 1st, according to state prohibition director. Pioneer J.C. Brown passes away.

(Excerpts from the Hibbing Daily Tribune)

Hibbing Historical Society
02/06/2019

Hibbing Historical Society

Today in History... February 6, 1921
Samuel Thetos and Frank DiMarco open new Delmonico Lunch opposite public library. Shubat Transportation Co. files articles of incorporation being capitalized at $50,000. Santi Valeri becomes 17th candidate for Town of Stuntz supervisor.

(Excerpts from the Hibbing Daily Tribune)

Hibbing Historical Society
02/05/2019

Hibbing Historical Society

Today in History... February 4, 1921

John Perfetti elected president of Hibbing Radio Club. G.E. Judy resigns as postmaster of South Hibbing branch. Theodor Kents named to new post of village meat inspector.

(Excerpts from the Hibbing Daily Tribune)

Hibbing Historical Society
02/05/2019

Hibbing Historical Society

Today in History... February 3, 1921

Hibbing Standard Oil stations announce 1 9/10ths cents per gallon cut in gasoline price to 27 2/10ths cents. Large crowds attend formal opening of Victory Theater on First Avenue in South Hibbing reports Harry Anderson, manager. J.J. Cox Jr. files for Town of Stuntz supervisor, becoming 16th candidate.

(Excerpts from the Hibbing Daily Tribune)

Hibbing Historical Society
02/05/2019

Hibbing Historical Society

Today in History... February 2, 1921

Half holiday announced for Hibbing school children to attend Winter Carnival parade. C.E. Wickman of Hibbing elected president of the State Automobile Association. Public Affairs committee asked to investigate if films shown at local theaters will corrupt young minds in the village.

(Excerpts from the Hibbing Daily Tribune)

Hibbing Historical Society
02/05/2019

Hibbing Historical Society

Hello everyone! For the month of February, we will be releasing daily doses of history. Each day will feature select news from front page of the Hibbing Daily Tribune in 1921. A sneak peak of the Aubin collection will accompany each of these posts! See below for the first installment of "Today in History."

Today in History... February 1, 1921

Fire causes considerable damage to the Chisholm Produce Co. building. C.W. Ostdiek announces plans for construction of two-story, modern fireproof garage and flat building on Howard Street in South Hibbing, cost to be $70,000. Wolf hunts suggested to save big game populations in northern Minnesota.

(Excerpts from the Hibbing Daily Tribune)

Hibbing Historical Society
02/05/2019

Hibbing Historical Society

Today in History... February 5, 1921

Hibbing High School Alumni Association proposes that gym in new school building be extensive enough to provide large seating capacity. Oliver Iron Mining Company to build ice palace on Great Northern Square for Hibbing winter carnival.

(Excerpts from the Hibbing Daily Tribune)

FEBRUARY 23 (Saturday):  1st Annual Hibbing Historical Society Movie Matinee & Potluck! Join us for a trip down memory l...
01/17/2019

FEBRUARY 23 (Saturday): 1st Annual Hibbing Historical Society Movie Matinee & Potluck!

Join us for a trip down memory lane!

The Hibbing Historical Society will be hosting a movie matinee featuring 3 half-hour movies spanning from 1950 to 1952. What could be better? Most of the movies are done in color! Take a look at the list of topics below, and we know you’ll want to attend our movie matinee in the Little Theater at the Hibbing Memorial Building. We will be starting our event at noon with a Potluck lunch; please bring something to share! The movies will start at 1:00pm, running a total of 1.5 hours.

This event is free and open to the public, but you need to reserve a seat in the Little Theater! Hibbing Historical Society Board member Mike Hukka will be handling reservations for this event. You can call and leave a message with him (651-717-8366), or message him on Facebook.

A freewill donation will be collected and put towards the digital conversion of movies for the 2nd Annual Movie Matinee - We hope to have a full house!

Address

400 E 23rd St
Hibbing, MN
55746

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 14:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 14:00
Thursday 10:00 - 14:00
Friday 10:00 - 14:00

Telephone

(218) 263-8522

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