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Minnesota archaeology celebrated this week

Image: Minnesota Office of the State Archaeologist

Minnesota Archaeology Week is an annual event to celebrate and promote the archaeological interpretation of Minnesota's past. Archaeology Week events are held all over the state. This year, the St. Louis County Historical Society, in partnership with the Forest Service serving the Superior National Forest, will host an event that will detail Minnesota’s archaeological past at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14 in the Great Hall of the St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center (the Depot), 506 W. Michigan St.

Guest speaker is Lee Johnson, Forest Service archaeologist. The Society will display some of its archaeological artifacts as well as allow free admission to the Lake Superior Ojibwe Gallery, which features artwork by Eastman Johnson depicting Ojibwe people, as well as Ojibwe artifacts. This is a free event with sitting and standing room available. Refreshments will be provided. For more information call  (218) 576-3114.