Boy Scout Exhibit at Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum

The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum at 902 E. First Street in Duluth is one of 12 museums across the country which display the largest private manuscript collection in the world.  The museum is currently hosting an exhibit on Boy Scouts from now until the end of the year.  

The Boy Scout exhibit chronicles the founding and growth of the Boy Scouts in the United States and overseas.  Letters between people instrumental in the early days of the Boy Scouts can be seen.

A few of the documents are signed by very famous people.  John Wayne's signature can be clearly seen on a document titled, "A Tribute to the Boy Scouts Badge of Honesty."  The "Bill of Rights for Boys" is signed by President Herbert Hoover.  Finally, there is a letter signed by Lyndon B. Johnson, in which he praises the Boy Scouts.

The museum is open Tuesday - Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.