Chambers, historical societies find strength in collaboration


August 26, 2021

Tom LaVenture/Daily Globe

JoAnn Fleming, a board member with the Ironwood Area Historical Society, staffs the booth representing the various historical societies and museums of Gogebic County at the county fair in Ironwood on Aug. 13. She is standing amongst items from the Wakefield Museum including the U.S. Navy uniform of Elizabeth Cort Haglund, a Wakefield native who rose to the rank of rear admiral and assistant U.S. Surgeon General, and on the right a set of traditional Yugoslavian men's clothing.


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IRONWOOD - Area businesses and historical societies found there is a shared interest for collaboration of people and resources.

Nonprofit museums and historical societies act to preserve and interpret the heritage of the respective communities and instill an appreciation for learning local history. Area chambers of commerce found that combined efforts with printing costs and shared materials help small budgets have a larger impact.

This year's collaboration of the Ironwood Area Chamber of Commerce, Wakefield Chamber of Commerce, and the Lake Go...

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