Rachael Martin stepped up to the 100 year old desk in the museum to present a program about the Carlton County Historical Society. After finding out that 5 people were here for the first time today, she also learned that 2 people had been introduced to the museum in the past by coming to a Rotary lunch. 
We viewed the portraits of Henry Walters, a member of the Cloquet Rotary Club, who formed a Rotary committee to start the Carlton County Historical Society, and George S. Shaw, President of the Cloquet Lumber Company who started plans for the 1st library in Cloquet, and whose name is memorialized on the building the CCHS is now in, which was the former library building. Then we discussed the exhibits on view, the Ojibwe of Carlton County, The Logging Era, the newly opened Trains in the 1918 Fire, and the latest exhibit A Century Ago - The Great 1918 Fire. Getting carried away with the story of the fire in Cloquet, Rachael briefly noted the exhibit in the South Gallery called Barns of Carlton County before it was time to adjourn. PE Rich reminded us to get our March for Veterans tickets in by February 19th and concluded the meeting with the 4-Way Test.
Excerpts taken from the Cloquet Rotary log, edited by Rachael Martin