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EVENTS

Winter Outreach Series

When: Wed April 26 2017
Where: Escanaba
The Delta County Historical Society presents “Winter Outreach Series.” Jeanne Rose will present a history of Lakeview Cemetery. The program will be well attended, so you will want to arrive early to be guaranteed a seat. The program is presented in partnership with the Escanaba Public Library. The time for this event is 7pm, and it takes place at Council of Chambers of the Escanaba City Hall. The cost is free to the public. For more information, visit www.deltahistorical.org.

Trouble at the Cow Pound

When: Wed May 10 2017
Where: Marquette
The Marquette Regional History Center presents “Trouble at the Cow Pound.” Presented by MRHC member, Bill Van Kosky, come hear the humorous, exciting, and dramatic incidents that eventually lead to a mob attack on the cow pound. Background: In the 1880s, unattended cows running the streets and grazing in the yards of Marquette homes caused the creation of the cow pound. This cow pound was where troublemakers were rounded up and could only be released when a fine was paid. The time for this event is 6:30pm, and it takes place at Marquette Regional History Center, 145 W Spring Rd. For more information, visit: www.marquettehistory.org.

Titanic on the Grand

When: Fri June 2 2017 - Sun June 4 2017
Where: Mackinac Island
The Grand Hotel Mackinac Island presents “Titanic on the Grand.” Pack your trunk for a First Class Experience and set sail in April 1912 as you relive the tragedy and intrigue of the RMS Titanic. Experience First Class Fashion Show featuring vintage 1912 fashions and see what passengers wore to that fateful dinner. Also enjoy a special presentation by Titanic historian David Kaplan, costume contest and interactive dinner theatre, "Last Night on the Titanic." For more information, call 1-800-33GRAND or visit grandhotel.com.

68th Annual Upper Peninsula History Conference

When: Fri June 23 2017 - Tue April 25 2017
Where: Munising
The annual Upper Peninsula History Conference pays particular attention to U.P. history topics and themes. This conference moves to a different location in the Upper Peninsula each year to also explore that area’s heritage. In addition, the annual Upper Peninsula History Awards are presented at this conference. The Upper Peninsula History Conference offers… 3 Keynotes 14 “breakout” sessions that address local and U.P. history U.P. History Awards Banquet Tours Workshops Exhibitors/vendors for attendees to visit Three days of “meet and greets” Come see what all the excitement is about! For more information call 517-324-1828 or visit hsmichigan.org

150th Anniversary of the Sand Point Lighthouse

When: Mon July 3 2017
Where: Escanaba
The Delta County Historical Society presents “150th Anniversary of the Sand Point Lighthouse.” A ceremony recognizing the 150th anniversary of the building of the Sand Point Lighthouse and to acknowledge those who have contributed to the life of this lighthouse will be held on the lighthouse grounds in Ludington Park in Escanaba on July 3, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. Other events scheduled include wine tasting for a local wine created in honor of the lighthouse, a special lighthouse lager brewed locally to honor the event. There will be an art exhibit, an art class in creating a lighthouse painting, and exhibits at the Escanaba Public Library. The time for this event is 1:30 p.m., and it takes place at Lighthouse grounds, Ludington Park, Escanaba. Admission to the Lighthouse and Delta County Historical Museum will be free on July 3rd. For more information, call 906-789-6790 or visit: www.deltahistorical.org or www.facebook.com/deltahistorical.org.

Evening Under the Stars

When: Fri July 7 2017
Where: Drummond Island
The 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 starsevent@drlps.com

History Weekend

When: Fri September 15 2017 - Sun September 17 2017
Where: Mackinac Island
The Grand Hotel Mackinac Island presents “History Weekend.” Experience fall on Mackinac Island and our 9th annual History Weekend. Grand storyteller Bob Tagatz, Grand Hotel Historian and Concierge, leads a fascinating journey through the hotel's 130-year history. Includes the Grand Luncheon Buffet on Saturday, evening receptions, lectures and a special presentation about the history of shipwrecks in the Straits of Mackinac and surrounding area. For more information, call 1-800-33GRAND or visit grandhotel.com.

69th Annual Upper Peninsula History Conference

When: Fri June 22 2018 - Sun June 24 2018
Where: St. Ignace
The annual Upper Peninsula History Conference pays particular attention to U.P. history topics and themes. This conference moves to a different location in the Upper Peninsula each year to also explore that area’s heritage. In addition, the annual Upper Peninsula History Awards are presented at this conference. The Upper Peninsula History Conference offers… 3 Keynotes 14 “breakout” sessions that address local and U.P. history U.P. History Awards Banquet Tours Workshops Exhibitors/vendors for attendees to visit Three days of “meet and greets” Come see what all the excitement is about! For more information call 517-324-1828 or visit hsmichigan.org

70th Annual Upper Peninsula History Conference

When: Fri June 28 2019 - Sun June 30 2019
Where: Escanaba
The annual Upper Peninsula History Conference pays particular attention to U.P. history topics and themes. This conference moves to a different location in the Upper Peninsula each year to also explore that area’s heritage. In addition, the annual Upper Peninsula History Awards are presented at this conference. The Upper Peninsula History Conference offers… 3 Keynotes 14 “breakout” sessions that address local and U.P. history U.P. History Awards Banquet Tours Workshops Exhibitors/vendors for attendees to visit Three days of “meet and greets” Come see what all the excitement is about! For more information call 517-324-1828 or visit hsmichigan.org

EXHIBITS

Inventing the Outdoors

When: Wed January 25 2017 - Sun October 15 2017
Where: Negaunee
The 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: Marquette
The 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.
 

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