Tower Exhibit Project

The “Iron Stories” Tower Exhibit Project brought together students at Tower-Soudan School to capture older residents’ memories of the community they knew as youth in a panel exhibit at the school.

Tower Exhibit Project
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Photos by Ken Hupila, Finn Bay Photography.

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Photo by Ken Hupila, Finn Bay Photography. Photo by Ken Hupila, Finn Bay Photography. Photo by Ken Hupila, Finn Bay Photography. Photo by Ken Hupila, Finn Bay Photography. Photo by Ken Hupila, Finn Bay Photography.

See the exhibit curriculum that was developed.

Enjoy student-created exhibit panels that highlight the stories of senior residents of Tower!

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Youth Participants: The students of Erin Peito’s 6th grade class at Tower-Soudan School

Adult Participants: Phyllis Boshey, Ray Boshey, Gary Donald, John Korbi, Andy Larson, Francine Larson

For more information: Contact Project Manager Aleah Vinick at aleah.vinick@mnhs.org or 651-259-3417.

Background on Tower
Incorporated in 1889, Tower is the oldest city north of Duluth and the eastern gateway to beautiful Lake Vermilion. Along with the area's scenery visitors enjoy the region’s variety of outdoor activities, including fishing, water-skiing, hiking, biking, snowmobiling, ice-fishing and cross-country skiing in Tower and Lake Vermilion. Minnesota’s oldest iron ore mine, Soudan Underground Mine State Park, is located nearby.

City of Tower's official website

More information on Soudan Underground Mine State Park

 

Resources on Exhibit Development

The top 10 techniques to designing an effective exhibit.

Project Details

Date: March 2011 - May 2011
Partner(s): Erin Peitso, Tower-Soudan School; Rick Anderson, Project CBAI; Stefanie Carlson, Mai Vang, Minnesota Discovery Center; Aleah Vinick, Minnesota Historical Society, Project Manager
Location: Tower, MN

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