This month’s “Lunch with the History People, sponsored by the St. Louis County Historical Society Presents, will focus on the civilian war effort made by Western Lake Superior communities during the second world war.
Historian Pam Brunfelt will reveal the true meaning of the “arsenal of democracy” through her presentation entitled “Iron and Steel in WWII: the Arsenal of Democracy.” According to Brunfelt, “We all associate Rosie the Riveter, ship and airplane building, and soldiers with the term. They are all part of the story, but none would have occurred without the massive contributions made by iron miners and steel workers during the war. This program emphasizes the role of iron ore production and steel manufacturing in winning WWII and the enormous contribution that the Lend Lease program made to the eventual victory over the Axis powers.”
Thi free event will be held from noon to one p.m. in the Ruth Maney Room, on the first floor of the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center (the Depot), at 506 West Michigan Street, Duluth, Minnesota. There will be limited theater-style seating (no tables), but feel free to bring your own bag lunch.