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 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.


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, 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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