Middle School Essay Contest Winners

Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center is proud to announce the winners of the 2016-17 Middle School Essay contest. Students were asked to answer the question “How do the new technologies and inventions created during World War II affect or shape our lives today?” “The response was overwhelming, all the students did a great job” said John Gidley, Education and Outreach Coordinator for the Center. “It was so hard to narrow it down to just more »

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World War II Shipbuilding in Duluth and Superior Book Signing and Program

On May 25th the Richard I Bong Veterans Historical Center will host local author Gerald Sandvick and his new book, World War II Shipbuilding in Duluth and Superior. It is the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series. World War II hinged on the Allies having enough ships to both fight the enemy and to carry millions of tons of war goods across the world’s oceans. Shipyards on the Atlantic, Gulf, and more »

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Richard I Bong Veterans Center to host World War I program and display

On April 13th, the Richard I Bong Veterans Center will host Clyde Annala, who will review World War One, its cause, the conflict, and consequences while providing a look at life in the Twin Ports during this tumultuous time. Clyde is a lifelong Northland resident, who joined the U.S. Army in 1968. He served with the 82nd Airborne Division, and a tour in Vietnam with the 25th Infantry Division and 247th “Dustoff” Air Ambulance Detachment. more »

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Bong Veterans Center announces new Executive Director

The Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center announces that Hayes Scriven has joined the Center as its new Executive Director. Scriven, a native of Nerstrand, Minnesota, started at the Center on March 6, replacing Robert Furhrman who had been at the reins for the last 10 years. Scriven, a 2005 University of Minnesota Duluth graduate, spent his senior year at the center as an intern. He assisted in the development of the “Holidays on the more »

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