Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Inventing the Outdoors
When: Wed January 25 2017 - Sun October 15 2017
Where: NegauneeThe Michigan Iron Industry Museum presents "Investing the Outdoors." The exhibit celebrating Webster Marble and his Gladstone company has traveled from the Michigan History Museum in Lansing to the Upper Peninsula. Although Marble is not the household name, it was whe Theodore Roosevelt and Admiral Robert Peary carried Marble Arms products on their expeditions, outdoor enthusiasts still revere the name. "Inventing the Outdoors" explores Marble's genius for practical innovation, constant product improvement and marketing. Marble eventually owned more than 60 patents for outdoor products. His designs for knives compasses, matchboxes, axes, and gunsights set the standard for the 20th century. For more information, call (906) 475-7857 or visit michigan.gov/ironindustrymuseum.
World War I in the Upper Peninsula
When: Wed January 25 2017 - Thu August 31 2017
Where: MarquetteThe Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center presents "World War I in the Upper Peninsula." This exhibition will bring alive the istory of World War I and its impact on our communities by bringing these stories, photographs, and material culture to the light of day. There will be interpretive exhibits at the museums throughout Marquette County, concerts, symposiums, art exhibitions, tours of historic sites and cemeteries, memorial services, film series and even the re-creation of a trench as an interpretive program for children to learn about the nature of battle conditions for these soldiers. For more information, call (906) 227-3212 or visit nmu.edu/beaumierheritagecenter.
Evening Under the Stars
When: Fri July 7 2017
Where: Drummond IslandThe Detour Reef Light Preservation Society presents "Evening Under the Stars." Every year since its founding in 1998, the DeTour Reef Light Preservation Society has sponsored a benefit dinner to raise funds to help with the preservation of the DeTour Reef Lighthouse. The full program includes cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, talented live music, and some unique auction items. The dress code is dressy resort wear (business casual) and reservations are requested. A portion of the ticket cost is tax deductible as allowed by law. The event will be held at the Drummond Island Resort and Conference Center. For reservations and more information, call (906) 493-6639 or e-mail email@example.com