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Alex Helland, Director
Kacey Kujala, Curator
The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum is located in a former Christian Scientist Church building built in 1912.
The structure is a beautiful building with a large main floor exhibit hall. As the ceiling is high, the acoustics are excellent and the building is very suitable for musical concerts and other programs.
Over the years many concerts, recitals, school concerts and singing groups have performed at this museum.
"The Second Sunday Concert Series" performed here for over two years. This was a small group of artists from the Duluth Symphony Orchestra.
The John Duss Music Conservatory of Duluth is now planning a group of recitals for the next year here at the Karpeles.
Educational School and Library Programs
The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum in Duluth provides a School Outreach Program, where we provide reproductions of original documents in our special display cases located in area schools, colleges and libraries. These documents are changed every two months.
At the present time the museum supports seventeen elementary, junior and high schools in Duluth, the Twin Cities area and also now in Wisconsin and Canada.
The documents and manuscripts are specially chosen to supplement school curriculum and matters of topical interest.
Documents are also on display at two local colleges and three public libraries. We have just opened up a new exhibit in a school at our Sister City in Petrozavodsk, Russia.
School Lecture Programs
The Karpeles Museum gives lectures to schools in the Duluth area, also other locations in Minnesota and Wisconsin, on special topics related to the museum documents and manuscripts.
Groups Visiting the Karpeles Museum
Over the years the museum has had many groups (schools, senior citizen tours and organizations) that visit the museum, where we give special talks about the documents and manuscripts.
We were pleased to have Lydia Parkeršs Civil War, Hands on Time, a national touring photography exhibit, here in 1999.