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Stories from the Scott Fish House

Aired on Thu, Jan 27 at 7:00pm

There was a time in Grand Marais when the local bank president was also a commercial fisherman. So it was for James (Jim) Scott in the early 20th century, when fish houses lined the western shore of the Grand Marais harbor. Today, few of these structures remain, bringing the question of how to steward those still in existence to the forefront. In 2018, North House Folk School acquired the Jim Scott Fish House with the purchase of the Dockside Fish Market. Since then, in cooperation with the Cook County Historical Society and Minnesota Historical Society, North House has been exploring how to preserve and interpret this historic structure. Along the way, some great stories have come to light. Join us to hear a few fish stories from the Historical Society’s Brian Tofte and a discussion of the findings of the Historic Structures Report. 


This project was made possible in part by the people of Minnesota through a grant funded by an appropriation to the Minnesota Historical Society from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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