The Lake Vermilion Cultural Center is dedicated to community enrichment through education and the arts by offering quality programming and providing opportunities to showcase the rich cultural heritage of the area.

Crystal Singing Bowl Concert with Sara Alexander

Join Sara Alexander for a peaceful, meditative experience in this Crystal Singing Bowl concert. Free will donation

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Lake Vermilion Cultural Center, 705 Main Street
Tower, MN 55790
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Songs of the Anishinaabeg with Ryan Bajan

History of ancient intertribal powwow songs and protocol, with drumming exhibition led by LVCC Board Member Ryan Bajan. Free Will Donation

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Lake Vermilion Cultural Center, 705 Main Street
Tower, MN 55790
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Wine and Watercolor 2024 with Linda Smith

Artist Linda Smith, will again lead a Wine and Watercolor class as a fundraiser for the Lake Vermilion Cultural Center. Smith is a part-time resident of Isle of Pines on […]

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Vermilion Park Inn, 30 Center Street
Soudan, MN United States
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The Sectionals

The Sectionals return to LVCC: A vocal octet featuring classic jazz and modern acapella favorites.

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Lake Vermilion Cultural Center, 705 Main Street
Tower, MN 55790
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President Mary Batinich presented outgoing board member Don Erickson with a thank you plaque for his service on the LVCC Board of Directors. Standing left to right are Mary Batinich, Secretary Shelby Vaske, Chair Elaine McGillivray, and new board member Dr. Amy Banks.

Board Bits

At the January annual board meeting, the directors of the Lake Vermilion Cultural Center (LVCC) bid farewell to Don Erickson upon his retirement, and welcomed Dr. Amy Banks to the board. Erickson served as chairman for two years and served on several committees...

Debbie Prutsman wins matching grant for LVCC
Gifts, LVCC News

LVCC Awarded a Matching Grant

Kudos to Debbie Prutsman for writing a grant application to the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board which resulted in a $25,000 matching grant award. The $50,000 will be put to good use as we sheetrock the interior...


Midsummer Silent Auction 2024

Make plans to attend this year's upcoming Midsummer on June 15 to bid on auction items including various activities. They provide a fun, memorable experience to share with your friends and family. In addition to the silent auction, every year amazing live auction...

In Memoriam, LVCC News

James Marttila – In Memoriam

James Marttila, PharmD (for Doctor of Pharmacy), was a Trustee of the Lake Vermilion Cultural Center for many years and held the offices of Treasurer and President. His organizational skills benefited us in many ways, and he will be greatly missed. He and his wife, Kathy Meyerle have participated in many of our events over the years and have been extremely generous patrons. We are touched that Kathy and family have chosen to have his memorials continue to benefit our organization and facility in Tower, MN.

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Please consider making a pledge or major gift to the LVCC. We have managed to progress as far as we have with the wonderful support of people in the community, the IRRRB, and some major grants from individuals. We have several proposals extended to other corporations and foundations and ask you to seriously consider talking to us about adding to the funds we still need to raise, which total approximately $600,000.

Each year at the Midsummer Benefit (see below) a Silent and Live Auction are held. This year we are excited to announce some of the Live Auction items ahead of time so guests can make plans for their bidding strategy.

Our capital campaign estimates that if we get three units of $150,000 each, we have an excellent chance of qualifying for a $150,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. One or more of these units can be made up of
smaller gifts and fundraising efforts as we have done in the past.

We Depend on Your Donations to complete our remaining projects – use the form to donate online or mail your check to:
PO Box 659, Tower, MN 55790

To our Friends of the Lake Vermilion Cultural Center

Dear Supporters of the LVCC,

As I look at the donor list in our latest newsletter, I feel very grateful to our supporters for contributing to the LVCC, especially when our programming was interrupted during the worst months of COVID. We continue to move forward with new programming in 2023 which is exciting now that we can use St. Mary’s Hall as a venue. However, St. Mary’s Hall and the rest of the LVCC building is still not complete. We will continue to rely on your generosity as we raise funds to complete the building.

Your invitation and response to “A Southern Slavic Midsummer” is featured below. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and we hope you can attend and bring friends and family. Another exciting silent and live auction are planned with unique items being offered.

If you cannot attend, please consider sending a donation and/or making a pledge for our continued growth. Thank you for your support of this great addition to our region!

Elaine McGillivray – LVCC Board Chair

About Us

Gifted to the LVCC by the Episcopal Church in Minnesota, we moved the grand old lady on November 1st, 2015, now known as St. Mary’s Hall (see video!), to her new home near the historic center of Tower near the harbor.

She is currently being restored and will be used for a wide variety of cultural and community activities.


Lake Vermilion Cultural Center
PO Box 659
Tower, MN 55790


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