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1918 fires relief program at Cloquet museum

The Carlton County Historical Society welcomes Camela Swanson Haase, who will present a program on 1918 fire relief workers at its museum Saturday, June 16, at 1 p.m.

Haase, originally from Moose Lake, began her career in teaching and research by starting out as a summer caretaker at the Moose Lake Depot and Fires of 1918 Museum. Recently, she wrote an article for the Minnesota Historical Society's Minnesota History magazine, “Early Social Workers as Disaster Relief Workers: The Minnesota Fires of 1918 and the Work of the Red Cross.” Her slide program explains how the field of social work was just developing, and the tireless work of relief helpers bringing aid and comfort to fire sufferers.

The program is part of a yearlong series of programs and events provided by CCHS in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the 1918 fires. Admission is $3 for adults; $1 for children under 12; and free for ages 4 and under and CCHS members. The museum is handicapped accessible. Call CCHS at 218-879-1938.