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Monday, January 14, 2019—Saturday, April 13, 2019 | “Women’s Work is Never Done” | Marquette

The Marquette Regional History Center presents the special exhibit “Women’s Work is Never Done.” This exhibit looks at specific women in our community from the past and present, both housewives and servants, telling their tales in their own words. It explores a pioneer in the mid-1800s, a Victorian in Marquette in the late 1880s, a farmer’s wife during the Depression, and more. Artifacts on display include a variety of household appliances and tools as well as elegant and everyday handwork from the 1850s to the 1970s. The exhibit is open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. -5 p.m., Wednesdays from 10 a.m. -8 p.m., and it takes place at the Marquette Regional History Center, 145 W. Spring Street. The cost is $7/adult, $6/senior, $3/student, $2/children (12 and under). For more information, call (906) 226-3571 or visit marquettehistory.org.

Saturday, June 15—Saturday, October 5, 2019 | Italian Hall Tragedy | Calumet

The Copper Country Firefighters History Museum presents “Italian Hall Tragedy.” Join us for a new exhibit featuring the Italian Hall Tragedy, one of Calumet’s worst disasters. A false alarm was raised during a Christmas Eve party for the children of miners participating in the Copper Mine Strike of 1913-1914. The result was the death of 73 people, many of whom were children. The exhibit includes the double doors at the bottom of the stairway that blocked people from exiting the building during the panic caused by the false alarm. The time for this event is Monday through Saturday, 1 – 4:30 p.m., and it takes place at Copper Country Firefighters History Museum, 326 Sixth Street. The cost is $3 per person, children are free. For more information, call (906) 523-5228 or visit www.coppercountryfirefightershistorymuseum.com/.


Historical Society of Michigan 5815 Executive Drive Lansing, MI 48911
Email hsm@hsmichigan.org | Phone (517) 324-1828 | Fax (517) 324-4370

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