Upper Peninsula of Michigan

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EVENTS

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 October 5, 2018 | 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/.


Saturday, September 15—Monday, December 31, 2018 | The Changing Face of Medicine—A History of U.P. Healthcare |Marquette

The Marquette Regional History Center presents “The Changing Face of Medicine—A History of U.P. Healthcare.” See the evolution in the region’s medicine from the time of patent medicines, home visits, and the growing understanding of germs, to the St. Luke’s School of Nursing and beyond. Hear first-hand accounts from the people who have cared for this community’s health. Learn about the battles against epidemics, tuberculosis, polio, and an early case of kidney disease in which the community rallied to provide the financial support for dialysis. The exhibit is open on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 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/child (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/.


 

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