Moments In Time

Artists Point, Grand Marais/ Photo by Sharon Mollerus via Flickr

The North  Shore is home to a rich history and diverse culture. In Moments in Time, we speak with community members about their memories from different periods of our region's past to help foster an appreciation and understanding of the community in which we find ourselves today.

Arts, cultural and history features on WTIP are made possible in part by funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Check out other programs and features funded in part with support from the Heritage Fund.

 


 
What's On:
Willard Nelson and WTIP's Carah Thomas at Hillhaven senior housing in Grand Marais, MN.

Moments in Time: Willard Nelson of Lutsen

In this edition of Moments in Time, we visit with Willard Nelson, grandson of the founders of Lutsen Resort, Swedish immigrants C.A.A.


Anne McKinsey (& Maggie)

Moments In Time: Cook County's first female judge

Anne McKinsey is a part time Lutsen resident.
In this edition of Moments in Time, she recalls the weeks during the fall of 1993 when she presided in Cook County.


 
Wild Rice harvest

Moments in Time: Ojibwe elder Billy Blackwell tells the story of wild rice

Wild rice was an important food source for early Native Americans in this region.  


Sudbury, Ontario, circa 1942 (F.C. Tyrell, National Film Board of Canada/Wikimedia Commons)

Moments in Time: Sudbury Meteorite

On March 9, 2013, the Cook County Historical Society held a storytelling event at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts in Grand Marais.


 
Henry Mayhew

Moments in Time: Early Commissioners

This “Moments in Time” features former Cook County commissioner Chet Lindskog.  He spoke at the Cook County Historical Society storytelling event "Stories You've Never Heard


Minnesota Fur-Trading Posts

Moments in Time: American Fur Co. in Grand Marais

This “Moments in Time” features author and ethno-historian Tim Cochrane.  He spoke at the Cook County


 
Magnetic Rock (kwpapke/Flickr)

Moments in Time: Magnetic Rock

This “Moments in Time” features longtime Gunflint Trail resident Sue Kerfoot.  She spoke at the Cook County Historical Society storytelling event "Stories You've Never Heard


Grindbygg timber frame at North House Folk School

Moments in Time: Historic Grindbygg timber frame built at North House

In this edition of Moments in Time, we hear about an ancient style of timber framing from southwest Norway called Grindbygg.


 
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Moments in Time: Adolph Ojard of Knife River

Adolph Ojard grew up in Knife River, Minnesota, on the North Shore of Lake Superior.  He's the grandson of two Norwegian fishing families, the Ojards and the Torgersons.  


Mildred, Honey, Pat, Marge and Merle Potter at the Pigeon River in 1947.

Moments in Time: Mildred Potter Thoreson and Honey Potter Eliasen

Sisters Mildred Potter Thoreson and Honey Potter Eliasen grew up with their three other siblings Marge, Pat and Merle in the Hovland and the Pigeon River area.  In this edition of Moments in Time