Upper Peninsula of Michigan

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EVENTS

7th Annual Whitefish Point Fundraising Run

When: Sat October 14 2017
Where: Paradise
The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum presents “7th Annual Whitefish Point: Run for the Light 5K/10K Walk/Run.” This annual fundraising event is a 5K/10K run (or walking) experience that takes place near the Whitefish Point Lighthouse. The Whitefish Point Lighthouse is the oldest fully-commissioned light on Lake Superior, and has been in continuous operation since 1861. This fundraising fitness event is hosted to promote ongoing historic preservation efforts for the lighthouse, and the shipwreck museum. More information for this event, and a registration form, can be found at www.shipwreckmuseum.com.

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

Inventing the Outdoors

When: Wed January 25 2017 - Sun October 15 2017
Where: Negaunee
The Michigan Iron Industry Museum presents "Investing the Outdoors." The exhibit celebrating Webster Marble and his Gladstone company has traveled from the Michigan History Museum in Lansing to the Upper Peninsula. Although Marble is not the household name, it was whe Theodore Roosevelt and Admiral Robert Peary carried Marble Arms products on their expeditions, outdoor enthusiasts still revere the name. "Inventing the Outdoors" explores Marble's genius for practical innovation, constant product improvement and marketing. Marble eventually owned more than 60 patents for outdoor products. His designs for knives compasses, matchboxes, axes, and gunsights set the standard for the 20th century. For more information, call (906) 475-7857 or visit michigan.gov/ironindustrymuseum.

Great Girls in Michigan History

When: Wed September 20 2017 - Wed October 18 2017
Where: Marquette
The Marquette Regional History Center presents “Great Girls in Michigan History.” This exhibit will be celebrating nine girls from across Michigan including a wrestler, an activist and a soldier who did great things before they turned twenty. Upper Peninsula girls Nancy Harkness Love, Copper Country aviator during World War II, and Jane Johnston Schoolcraft, Ojibwe creative writer and translator, are featured. This traveling exhibit was created by the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame. Sponsored by Zonta Club of Marquette. An opening reception is on September 21st from 6-8 p.m., $10/ adult. 18 and under free. The time for this event is 10-5 p.m., and it takes place at The Marquette Regional History Center. The cost is $7/adult, $6/senior, $3/student, $2/child 12 and under. For more information, call (906) 226-3571 or visit http://www.marquettehistory.org.
 

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