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Mendota from Fort Snelling

Mendota from Fort Snelling

Oil-on-canvas painting by Seth Eastman depicting a view of Mendota from Fort Snelling, 1848.

Painting depicting Daniel Greysolon Sieur Dulhut at the Head of the Lakes in 1679.

"Daniel Greysolon Sieur Dulhut at the Head of the Lakes - 1679"

"Daniel Greysolon Sieur Dulhut at the Head of the Lakes - 1679." Painted by artist Francis Lee Jaques, c.1922.

Anton Armstrong

Anton Armstrong

St. Olaf alum and current festival director, Anton Armstrong.

Kenneth Jennings

Kenneth Jennings

Kenneth Jennings served as the festival director from 1968-1990.

Olaf Christiansen

Olaf Christiansen

Olaf Christiansen was the festival's director from 1943–1968 and was the son of F. Melius Christiansen.

F. Melius Christiansen

F. Melius Christiansen

F. Melius Christiansen, founder of the festival.

Hoyme Memorial Chapel

Hoyme Memorial Chapel

Hoyme Memorial Chapel was the location of the Christmas Festival for the first ten years.

St. Olaf Christmas Festival Performance

St. Olaf Christmas Festival Performance

St. Olaf Christmas Festival Performance

St. Olaf Christmas Festival

The St. Olaf Christmas Festival is an annual music celebration that began in 1912 and has been performed regularly since then by St. Olaf College students. Widely broadcast and telecast, it is regarded as one of the premier choral events in the world.

Watercolor of the Grand Marais Lighthouse.

Untitled (Grand Marais Lighthouse)

Watercolor of the Grand Marais Lighthouse by Mike Lynch,1984. Lynch was involved with the Grand Marais Art Colony.

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