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Monday, April 29—Tuesday, September 26, 2019 | Special Exhibit: Changing Hands—A Heritage Crafts Exhibit & Opening | Marquette

The The Marquette Regional History Center presents “Special Exhibit: Changing Hands—A Heritage Crafts Exhibit & Opening.” Join us for the exhibit opening reception on Wednesday, May 1. Dan Truckey will speak about the folk traditions brought to our region by various ethnic groups at 5:30 p.m. Research Librarian Beth Gruber will present on genealogy sources available in our library. The opening is free to the public and will last from 5-7 p.m.

Along with a series of craft workshops throughout the year, this exhibit will showcase a variety of traditional crafts. The time for this event is Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit is open on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 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 www.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/.

Tuesday, September 3—Sunday, October 20, 2019 | Jacob A. Riis: How the Other Half Lives | Calumet

The National Park Service(NPS)/Keweenaw National Historical Park presents “Jacob A. Riis: How the Other Half Lives.” This exhibit features the photographs, journals, and personal correspondence of Jacob A. Riis, a pioneering photojournalist who illustrated living and working conditions in New York City’s slums. Made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Mid-American Arts Alliance, the exhibit was adapted from “Jacob A Riis: Revealing New York’s Other Half,” organized by the Museum of the City of New York. The exhibit is available 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Monday through Saturday during regular hours, and it takes place at the NPS Calumet Visitor Center, 98 Fifth Street. The cost is free. For more information, call (906) 337-3168 or visit www.nps.gov/kewe/jacob-a-riis-neh-traveling-exhibit.htm.


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