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Beltrami County Historical Society

January 16, 2017
Gary Rozman will be the new Executive Director of the Beltrami County Historical Society. Rozman moved to Bemidji from New York City after working as an educator for the New York City Parks and Recreation Department for 16 years. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
Passion for the past: New historical society director hopes to bring in more visitors
January 16, 2017 - 6:02pm
December 29, 2016
Gary Rozman, (left) who will portray Joe Plumer, and Sasha Almendinger, who will portray Ethyl Blake, try on costumes for their characters. Both Rozman and Almendinger are volunteers who will portray suspects in the third annual Beltrami County Historical Society History Mystery program scheduled for Saturday afternoon. (Maggi Stivers | Bemidji Pioneer)
A century-old mystery show: Annual History Mystery program scheduled for Saturday
December 29, 2016 - 3:56pm
November 17, 2016
Night We Light Bonfire at History Center
November 17, 2016 - 8:35am
September 29, 2016
Volunteers and performers led a walk through Greenwood Cemetery telling stories about select individuals buried there Thursday during the Voices of the Past Cemetery Walk. Pictured is Patty Lester, who portrayed May Given, a county public health nurse. (Maggi Stivers | Bemidji Pioneer) play button
Historical society brings back cemetery walk
September 29, 2016 - 9:00pm
Veterans dinner set for Nov. 10
September 29, 2016 - 9:05am
June 27, 2016
‘Lost Towns’ presentation on July 9
June 27, 2016 - 7:35pm
May 14, 2016
Chloe Kirkpatrick completes a scavenger hunt while attending "Trains at the Depot" with her grandfather Tom Kirkpatrick on Saturday at the Beltrami County History Center. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)play button
History center hosts National Train Day event (video, photo gallery)
May 14, 2016 - 4:21pm
March 4, 2016
The series will feature six presentations starting with Brenda Child, a University of Minnesota historian, at 6 p.m. Monday at the Bemidji Public Library. Child will be discussing “Strong Women/Strong Nations: Ojibwe Women at Work,” based on her book, “My Grandfather’s Knocking Sticks: Ojibwe Family Life and Labor on the Reservation.”
The women of northwest Minnesota: Beltrami County Historical Society, Bemidji Public Library to host presentations for Women’s History Month
March 4, 2016 - 5:52pm
February 16, 2016
John Eggers gives a presentation on Giacomo Costantino Beltrami, the Italian explorer who Beltrami County is named after, on Tuesday at the Beltrami County Board meeting. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)play button
Celebrating 150 years: Beltrami County Board launches sesquicentennial Tuesday (w/ video)
February 16, 2016 - 6:58pm
January 21, 2016
Pictured is Giacomo Costantino Beltrami, the first European searcher in the area, who the county is named after. (
A birthday party for Beltrami County: Historical society preparing events year round to celebrate 150 years
January 21, 2016 - 6:36pm
October 16, 2015
"Ojibwe Imprints on Northern Minnesota" tells the history of Beltrami County in the 19th century.
Ojibwe fur trade history explored in reprinted book
October 16, 2015 - 8:26pm
September 30, 2015
BCHS Semi-Annual Meeting
September 30, 2015 - 6:57pm
August 24, 2015
"Free Friday" at the history center
August 24, 2015 - 6:46pm
July 23, 2015
History comes alive at Beltrami County Fair
July 23, 2015 - 7:17pm
June 16, 2015
Dan Karalus has been executive director of the Beltrami County Historical Society since July 2013.  (Maggi Stivers | Bemidji Pioneer) play button
VIDEO: A historical job: Beltrami County Historical Society executive director Dan Karalus wears many hats
June 16, 2015 - 6:20pm