Upper Peninsula of Michigan

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EVENTS

Saturday, August 11, 2018 | Les Cheneaux Islands Antique Wooden Boat Show and Festival of Arts | Hessel

The Les Cheneaux Historical Association presents “Les Cheneaux Islands Antique Wooden Boat Show and Festival of Arts.” Come to the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan to view one of the largest antique boat shows in the nation. Restored boats dating back to the early 1900’s are registered and displayed in the water in this very unique show. This year Dodge Boats will be showcased. Held in conjunction with the Boat Show is the Festival of Arts. Around 65 of the Midwest’s finest artists display and sell a variety of artwork in this juried show. No dogs, alcohol, or smoking allowed inside gates. The time for this event is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and it takes place at the Hessel Marina. The cost is $8, children 12 and under are free. For more information, call (906) 484-2821 or visit lciboatshow.com.


Sunday, August 12, 2018 | Grand Island North Light Tour | Grand Island

The Marquette Regional History Center presents “Grand Island North Light Tour.” Meet Pat and Loren Graham and hear the incredible story of how they saved and restored this lighthouse, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. A unique opportunity at a beautiful location. Tour the light, view historic memorabilia and Loren will be signing his book “Death at the Lighthouse”. $125 per person. Limited tickets on sale now and available to MRHC members first then will open to the general public. Ferry ticket, bus ticket and bag lunch included. The time for this event is 1-4 p.m., and it takes place at Grand Island North Lighthouse. The cost is $125 per person. For more information, call (906) 226-3571 or visit marquettehistory.org.


Saturday, September 29, 2018 – Sunday, September 30, 2018 | WWI in the Copper Country: Armistice & Aftermath Symposium | Houghton

The Michigan Technological University presents “WWI in the Copper Country: Armistice & Aftermath Symposium.” Armistice Day 2018 marks the centennial of the end of World War I. This symposium explores the impact of the “Great War” and its aftermath, especially as experienced in the American Heartland. While the war took a tremendous human and economic toll, it also motivated diplomatic, constitutional, technological, and medical innovations and paved the way for social change in its aftermath, from Prohibition to Women’s Suffrage. This symposium is also part of a series of events in the Keweenaw for World War I in the Copper Country. This event takes place at the Michigan Technological University. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call (906) 487-3264 or visit ww1cc.mtu.edu.


EXHIBITS

Through September 1, 2018 | 100 Artifacts | Marquette

The Marquette Regional History Center presents “100 Artifacts.” As part of the History Center’s 100th birthday, explore 100 artifacts from our permanent collection–from an historic birch bark canoe model to a vintage hat or two, to a beautiful music box. We collect the whimsical, mundane, archaic and awe inspiring. Learn more about the permanent collection and some of the amazing donations we have received over the years. The time for this event is during regular museum hours, and it takes place at Marquette Regional History Center, 145 W Spring Street, Marquette, MI 49855. The cost is regular admission fees. For more information, call (906) 226-3571 or visit marquettehistory.org.

 

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