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By Timothy Soden-Groves
Pine Knot News 

Historical Society preserves past, and looks to the future

 

May 3, 2019

Photos by Timothy Soden-Groves / Pine Knot News

The 99-year-old Shaw Memorial Library Building opened in 1920 following a community-wide effort after the fire.

Gathered together for a moment of celebration, supporters of the Carlton County Historical Society did not try to conceal their enthusiasm last week. Carlton County had just signed over the deed to the 99-year-old Shaw Memorial Library Building in Cloquet.

Excited to take on a future filled with both big challenges and new possibilities, the group assembled in the museum's exhibit area on a late April afternoon.

Executive director Mark King summed things up.

"It has been a harrowing path for the Historical Society since last spring, when the county announced that the Shaw Memorial Library...



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