Upper Peninsula of Michigan

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EVENTS

Miner’s Labor Day Picnic

When: Sat September 2 2017
Where: Caspian
The Iron County Historical Society presents “Miner’s Labor Day Picnic.” This yearly event in Caspian, MI is a local favorite. Join the Iron County Historical Society and Museum as they celebrate the national holiday with the local community. This year’s picnic is free of charge and open to the public. Picnic food sales will be available all day long. The timing for this event can be found on their website or Facebook page. For more information, call (906) 265-2617 or visit www.ironcountyhistoricalmuseum.org.

7th Annual Whitefish Point Fundraising Run

When: Sat October 14 2017
Where: Paradise
The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum presents “7th Annual Whitefish Point: Run for the Light 5K/10K Walk/Run.” This annual fundraising event is a 5K/10K run (or walking) experience that takes place near the Whitefish Point Lighthouse. The Whitefish Point Lighthouse is the oldest fully-commissioned light on Lake Superior, and has been in continuous operation since 1861. This fundraising fitness event is hosted to promote ongoing historic preservation efforts for the lighthouse, and the shipwreck museum. More information for this event, and a registration form, can be found at www.shipwreckmuseum.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.

Kissing the Water: The Lure

When: Sat June 24 2017 - Sat September 16 2017
Where: Marquette
The Marquette Regional History Center presents “The Marquette Regional History Center presents the Special Exhibit— Kissing the Water: The Lure and the Lore of Fly Fishing.” There is magic involved in fly fishing. See how this sport captures art, philosophy, literature and environmental concerns. From handmade rods and flies, to the work of John Voelker, fly fishing has a rich history in this region. There will be numerous special events relating to this Special Exhibition. An opening reception will be held on Thursday June 29th, 5:00-7:00 p.m. The time for this event is 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and it takes place at The Marquette Regional History Center. The cost is regular museum admission. For more information, call 906.226.3571. or visit http://marquettehistory.org.
 

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