Upper Peninsula of Michigan

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EVENTS

Daniel J. Morrell 51st Anniversary Memorial Event

When: Wed November 29 2017
Where: Paradise
The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society and Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary presents the “Daniel J. Morrell 51st Anniversary Memorial Event.” Guests are invited to remember Dennis Hale—the sole survivor of the ship’s sinking and frequent visitor to Whitefish Point over the years—and his fellow crewmembers during this special program. The event will feature Ric Mixter, author and Great Lakes maritime historian, as keynote speaker. The time for this event is 6:30 p.m., and it will take place in a location yet to be determined. Admission is free. For more information, call (800) 635-1742 or visit shipwreckmuseum.com.

100 Years of Finnish Independence

When: Wed December 6 2017
Where: Marquette
The Marquette Regional History Center presents “100 Years of Finnish Independence.” Finland gained independence from Russia on December 6th, 1917. Independence Day is officially celebrated on this day in Finland. Join us as we experience the foods, music, artifacts, and arts of the Finnish culture. Special guest speaker Sharon Franklin-Rahkonen will be joining us for a special presentation. Sharon received her Ph.D. From Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, where she studied minority identity in Finland. The time for this event is 6-8 p.m., and it takes place at the Marquette Regional History Center. The cost is free to the public. For more information, call (906) 226-3571 or visit http://www.marquettehistory.org/.

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

The Marquette Regional History Center Special Exhibit: Logging Marks

When: Wed November 1 2017 - Sat December 30 2017
Where: Marquette
The Marquette Regional History Center presents “The Marquette Regional History Center Special Exhibit: Logging Marks.” Logging was a large and powerful industry that shaped the landscape of our backyards and forests. Michigan law required logs to be marked on both ends to reduce the theft of timber. Rod Smith, education coordinator with the Michigan DNR, collected many of these log marks. Study these logs from around the Upper Peninsula and learn about the logging companies they represent. This exhibit is sponsored in part by the Rod Smith Family. The time for this event is Open during regular Museum Hours and included with admission., and it takes place at The Marquette Regional History Center. The cost is $7 adults, $6 Seniors, $3 Students, $2 Children 12 and under. For more information, call (906) 226-3571 or visit www.marquettehistory.org.
 

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