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:
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


Part of the shipwrecked Madeira (Todd Murray/Flickr)

Moments in Time: Mataafa Storm of 1905

When you think of Lake Superior shipwrecks, probably the Edmund Fitzgerald comes to mind. But there was another storm, one that was much more devastating, that took place 70 years earlier.


 
Beaver House customer with t-shirt.

Moments in Time: The Beaver House

In this edition of WTIP's ongoing historical series, Moments in Time, we hear the story of The Beaver House, a mom and pop bait and tackle shop that's been a fixture on the corner of Broadway


Lumberjacks circa 1900.

Moments in Time: Schroeder's logging legacy

At the turn of the 20th century, northeastern Minnesota was teeming with lumberjacks, drawn by virgin forests of pine, fir, spruce, birch, aspen, and cedar.