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Duluth Library Foundation hosts virtual history tour

Mariam Mackar
Created: September 18, 2020 07:36 AM

As the city of Duluth celebrates its 150 year founding, the Duluth Library Foundation is planning a special way to remember the city's past.
They are hosting a virtual "walk through history" featuring two authors who speak about Duluth from the perspective of the first settlers and the Ojibwe tribe.

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This virtual tour takes a look at the origination of Duluth through both the native and non-native perspective. The Ojibwe tribe history is narrated by local author Tom Peacock who grew up in Fond Du Lac and later earned his PH.D at Harvard.

Tony Dierckins, another local author and the publisher of Duluth's Zenith City Press, recounts the non-native side of Duluth's early story starting with its 1856 founding as a town.The event continues the library foundation's tradition of welcoming guests to learn something new in the company of knowledgeable speakers, just this time from the comfort of home!


In the "Learning & Libations: At-Home Edition" both Peacock and Dierckins virtually guide those in attendance through Duluth's deep local history— in hopes of opening eyes to the history all around us.

The event starts this Saturday the 19th and runs through the 30th. Registration ends the 18th and those interested can visit their website to sign up or for more information.

All proceeds will go toward the Library Resiliency Campaign.

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