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The 73rd Annual U.P. History Conference Explores Regional History Virtually June 24-25

Calling all historians, history buffs and Michigan residents interested in the Upper Peninsula's history and culture! The Historical Society of Michigan is hosting a one-of-a-kind virtual conference weekend celebrating the unique history of the Upper Peninsula on June 24-25, 2022.

The 73rd Annual U.P. History Conference Explores Regional History Virtually June 24-25

Upper Peninsula History Conference booklet cover 2022

7/1/22

Written By: Historical Society of Michigan

LANSING, Mich.—Calling all historians, history buffs and Michigan residents interested in the Upper Peninsula's history and culture! The Historical Society of Michigan (HSM) is hosting a one-of-a-kind virtual conference weekend celebrating the unique history of the Upper Peninsula on June 24-25, 2022.

The Upper Peninsula History Conference is one of HSM's more popular events and features exciting keynote presentations, content sessions, educational workshops, a virtual exhibit hall and more. The event, held virtually this year, includes keynotes on the wolf restoration efforts on Isle Royale, deadly lighthouses, gangsters, the archaeology around Goose Lake and the mystery of the missing Inkermann and Cerisoles ships in Lake Superior.

In addition to the keynotes, join HSM for content sessions on the history of Native-American boarding schools in the U.P., the Gossard Girls in Ishpeming, the mythical isle of Philippeaux, Lake Superior's first Jesuit, copper-mining communities, the origins of Mackinac National Park, the women of the early Sault Ste. Marie missions, geology and many other topics.

Pricing for the virtual Upper Peninsula History Conference starts at $69 for those who register in advance and is $79 for virtual "walk-in" registrations. For those unable to pre-register or who join mid-conference, almost all of the sessions will be recorded and available to watch even after the conference concludes. In addition, a video library of U.P. history topics will be accessible to registrants both during and after the event.

Registration details, the full conference itinerary and more are available on HSM's website.

The lead sponsor for the Upper Peninsula History Conference is The Meijer Foundation. Other major sponsors are the Michigan Arts and Culture Council, Library of Michigan and the radio stations of Sovereign Communications.

Additional sponsors are AARP Michigan, Dart Bank, Wayne State University Press, Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society, Michigan Technological University Department of Social Sciences, Michigan State University Press, Tourism Association of the Dickinson County Area, Iron Mountain Iron Mine, Upper Peninsula State Bank and Dickinson County Chamber of Commerce.

The Historical Society of Michigan is the state’s oldest cultural organization, founded in 1828. A nongovernmental nonprofit, the Society focuses on publications, conferences, education, awards and recognition programming, and support for local history organizations to preserve and promote Michigan’s rich history.