Upper Peninsula of Michigan

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Friday, December 21, 2018 | The Red Jacket Jamboree, an Old-Time Radio Variety Show | Calumet

The Real People Media presents “The Red Jacket Jamboree, an Old-Time Radio Variety Show.” The Red Jacket Jamboree is a new old-time radio variety show featuring music, songs, stories, and history from Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula. The show is performed and recorded in front of a live audience at the historic Calumet Theatre in downtown Calumet. The two hourlong radio episodes recorded during this performance celebrate Winter Solstice and Christmas.

Special Guests include singer-songwriter Robin Lee Berry and the extraordinary musical stylings of the Younce Guitar Duo! The time for this event is 7-9:15 p.m., and it takes place at the Calumet Theatre, 340 Sixth Street. Tickets can be purchased at www.calumettheatre.com. For more information, call (906) 337-2610 or visit www.redjacketjamboree.org/.


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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