Jim Koski will be the tour guide. Hop on to time travel back and enjoy first person historical characters they really are characters! The Historical Marquette Bus Tours are a great way to see the town as it is today, while reflecting on the early days of bustling Marquette. Enjoy the ride and learn something along the way through an entertaining narrated tour. The History Center has been collecting stories for years! Hear about what life was like years ago in our lakeside town, as we celebrate our centennial.
Nine tours are available and advance purchase of tickets is highly recommended. Tickets go on sale June 1st and are available by calling , stopping by the Marquette Regional History Center during regular operating hours, or ordering below. Arrive ten minutes early to claim your seat. Sponsored by Checker Transport and Travel Marquette. Order tickets here by selecting your tour choice below. Please call for availability M-F pm, W pm, Sa pm. Nine tours are available through July and August and advance purchase of tickets is highly recommended.
Please call for availability. Call the MRHC to purchase, We are excited to be at the fair daily this year. Find us in the Antiques Division. A unique opportunity at a beautiful location. Tour the light, view historic memorabilia and Loren will be signing his book Death at the Lighthouse. Tickets are available now to MRHC members and include a bag lunch and ferry ticket to the island.
Call or stop on in for details! Tickets go on sale to the general public Monday, July 16th.
Hands on! We are offering two sessions this year, morning and afternoon. Explore local history through multi-media art projects, in theme with our summer special exhibit. Youth ages enjoy a special look into the History Center through this one week day camp. Epidemics September 26, pm Throughout history many epidemics have threatened our region including polio, tuberculosis, influenza and diphtheria. On the th anniversary of the Spanish Flu pandemic, learn about these diseases and how they affected our local communities. Lake Superior Fiber Festival October 6, am - pm Partnering with local guilds, the MRHC presents this 2nd Fiber Festival, featuring demonstration sessions including weaving, quilting, embroidery and knitting see schedule below.
Work from each guild will be on display with items for sale as well. Door prizes and a kids corner with hands-on make-and-take activities, too. Great for all ages! Included with regular admission. This session will inform and encourage any listener curious about the Day Projects. This "Show and tell" is for all fiber artists using every medium or material.
The three enthusiastic ladies had great success with this challenge and you can too. See examples from the MRHC permanent collection. Alice will explain some of the original construction techniques used in collection pieces, as well as how she repaired them. This session will demonstrate rug making and placemats. Illustrating steps in selecting material, making a warp and weaving. Learn the history of crochet and see examples of crocheted pieces and patterns, both old and new.
Includes demonstrations of basic and advanced techniques and optional hands-on for beginners. Dee will get you started with the quilt you always wanted to create. Dee will demonstrate the basics of planning, cutting and sewing your first quilt. Her tips can help even an advanced beginner. Ann Pillotte.
Learn how to create beautiful flowers out of silk ribbon using a chenille or crewel needle. Ann uses silk ribbon embroidery to embellish her beautiful quilts. Silk ribbon embroidery may also be used to embellish garments or other fine arts. A rigid heddle loom is portable and can be used to weave many techniques; tabby, twill, tapestry and others.
See what this portable loom can be used for. Several looms will be warped so you can try this technique. Learn the basics of cross-stitch to make small gifts for the holidays using simple Swedish patterns. Instructional kits will include materials and patterns for a hands-on experience. Recommended for ages 5 and up, kits limited to 15 students. Weaving , with members of the Yarnwinder Fiber Guild. Weave a bookmark on a portable cardboard loom using colorful yarns.
Feathers, beads, birch bark and other found objects can be woven in as well. Learn some basic skills of knit and purl to make bracelets, learn to braid, make pompoms or a variety of activities based on student ability. Hands-on activities geared by age, includes instructional information and supplies. Recommended for ages 5 and up and limited to 15 students. Beginning quilters will make a hot pad by sewing fabric squares together. Each quilter will learn how to operate the sewing machine and sew simple seems to complete this hands-on take home project.
NOVA featured his story as he developed and built a submarine with the world's largest acrylic windows for exploring shipwrecks. He also restored historic railroad cars and created his own train the Sierra Madre Express. You won't want to miss this fascinating program. This is a wonderful event for clubs, scouts, big-brothers big-sisters, families, and truly all ages! Archaeology is the study of people and artifacts from distant times. This family friendly event will help you learn how archaeologists take clues from the past to construct history.
Hands on activities, talks, demonstrations and interesting artifacts on display at multiple interactive booths throughout the building. Open house event; give yourself an hour to enjoy! If you have never been in our galleries, this is a great event with which to discover the whole museum. Included with admission , or museum membership at the Sponsor level or above. Seaverns November 7, pm In , the small wooden steamer J.
Seaverns called at the remote Lake Superior port of Michipicoten Harbor, carrying much-needed supplies for the workers building the Canadian Pacific Railroad along the North Shore. After the ship struck a rock and sank, the wreck was forgotten for more than a century. Discovered in , presenter Dan Fountain will tell the story of the sinking, the crew's stories and the search for the Seaverns through historic photos and underwater video. Along with a wine tasting and delicious hors d'oeuvres, guests will meet local authors Sonny Longtine and Tyler Tichelaar.
They will recite favorite excerpts from their books. Your ticket includes a commemorative wine glass and a chance to win a raffle prize! There will be bucket drawings and a silent auction. The History Center is a destination, providing holiday shoppers even more reason to attend. World class exhibits, an old-fashioned bake sale, educational toys in the History Center store, Dollhouse Days in the exhibit gallery and other surprises will keep shoppers in the holiday spirit. Enduring Christmas by Ragene Henry - A Holiday Read December 5, pm in when the first Christmas season approached in the small community of Marquette, citizens braced themselves for a severe winter storm that threatened their survival.
You will share the citizens' tenacious spirit and enjoy an evening of holiday fun. Refreshments and a taffy pull will follow. Free, donations appreciated. Join us and be entertained by Dr. The concert is approximately 60 minutes. There will be some seating and we ask able individuals to leave the seats for those who need it. Hit The Road With Jack Deo January 19, pm at Kaufman Auditorium Join us for an entertaining night of vintage automobiles, motorcycles, gas stations and dealerships. There will be amazing photographs, movie footage and hilarious stories by local legends.
Folks have asked for us to bring this event back so here it is. We will be getting out old favorite games! Come and play, the old fashioned way--unplugged, at our museum arcade. Bring your game face, there will be something for everyone. From pioneer games to table top hockey, a checker tournament, antique board games, floor games and more. A great family event! This event is included with admission or membership. Please call for more information. Free to members and the general public.
Learn about and meet some of our local sports figures who made sports history. Wear your favorite team jersey and get a dollar off admission. It also had a major impact on the members of this community as it was the first time large numbers of young men would leave this area to take part in a war. Attendees will have a better understanding of the war, its legacy and impact on the community and the world.
Presented by military historian John Moschetti. Longyear set out on his launch to tour Lake Superior and do a little fishing. Listen to this firsthand account of this adventure and see original photos taken on the trip. He presented his daughter Abbie with a bound book of this incredible trip and she will share her memories about her father and the boat which he named after her. If you'd like to hear the rest of the story, you'll have to come and learn what was discovered at this location. Perfect for home school families. Increase your understanding of stewardship. Make intentional choices about sharing, saving and spending.
Talk about money and values in your family. See an exciting runway show of U. Vendors will be set up to offer a unique variety of up-cycled merchandise. More details coming soon! Tickets will go on sale on March 6!
Please purchase your tickets at the History Center, W. Spring Street, downtown Marquette. Please call the History Center to make a ticket purchase over the phone. Discovering family histories. Learn about genealogy research at the Longyear Library. Contact the library for more information. Free program! Imagine the havoc this created in the s. The solution was a cow pound where troublemakers were rounded up and could only be released when a fine was paid.
Hear the humorous, exciting and dramatic incidents that eventually led to a mob attack on the cow pound. Meet at the 7th Street cemetery gate. To mark the anniversary of WWI, hear the compelling stories of men and women who served both at home and abroad. Their sacrifices will not be forgotten. Music of the period and taps will be heard as you are guided through the cemetery.
The Amazing Bike Path Tour 2. A group bike ride with Jim Koski around Marquette's bike path system, starting and ending at the History Center with over a dozen stops visiting everything from old lumber mills and railroad yards, to a one-time city dump. See clues to Marquette's history you may have ridden by and never noticed! Take an entertaining, narrated journey through Marquette. Our route takes you through the Historic District, down to the waterfront, and through the streets of Marquette.
You will learn interesting historical facts about the Queen City of the North as you hear a general history narration throughout the journey from your tour guide. Through colorful characters that hop on the bus to share their stories, you will learn how the people of Marquette were affected by the Great War, and also what everyday life was like here one hundred years ago. Eight tours are available through July and August.
Advance purchase of tickets is strongly recommended. Tickets are now on sale and are available by calling , here on our website below, or stopping by the Marquette Regional History Center during regular operating hours. We embark from the History Center. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable between tours. Travel in an air conditioned Checker Bus for the duration of the tour: 90 minutes. Sponsored by Checker Transport. Call now to reserve your tickets! July 25th and 26th have very limited tickets, please call for availability. Thank you for your interest in the tours! Front desk hours: Mon-Fri , Wed , Saturdays Ore docks, coal docks, freight docks - all crowded the lower harbor over the years.
Learn about what's left, as well as the many structures that have disappeared along with the stories that went with them. Presented by Jim Koski. August 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th have limited tickets remaining, please call for availability. Join us at the fair for daily activities and exhibits provided by the History Center.
Longyear Research Library. There are bound to be great stories. In case of rain, the program will be held indoors. Fly Tying and Casting Demo Day! Children are welcome as well as seasoned veterans.
This event is included with the price of admission. Demonstrators are Mike Stefanac tying and Herb Grenke casting. You will meet two female lighthouse keepers, as well as the Captain of the Lifesaving Station in Marquette, Henry Cleary. Order in the Court! You'll hear about the actual trial which was the basis for the film Anatomy of a Murder, Charlotte Kawbawgam vs. Jackson Iron Company and the Theodore Roosevelt vs. George Newett libel case. All three are fascinating stories you may never have heard.
See what's new and meet new presenters this year. Clues from the past help archeologists construct history. Come and see how they do that with hands on activities, talks, demonstrations and unique artifacts on display. Come any time, included with regular admission. This is a great event for the whole family.
Materials included in the workshop fee. Limited to 15 people, advance sign up only. Sign up starting on October 2. More information coming soon! Artist entry form. Please print and follow instructions to enter this juried show. Deadline is September 8. Artists will be notified of juried entry on September The show is now closed. See some of our incredible dollhouses decorated for the holidays, as well as toys from our collection.
If your child comes with their favorite doll or stuffed animal, they will get in free! Please bring your own bow. Space limited to 20 people, advance sign up only. Independence Day is officially celebrated on this day in Finland. Join us as we experience the foods, music, and arts of the Finnish culture. All ages welcome, while we enjoy the Holiday Season.
This solution worked for 20 years until counterfeiters began passing out forgeries. The counterfeiters were quickly apprehended and prosecuted, but their trial set in motion a chain of extraordinary events that brought an abrupt end to the use of iron money and threatened the solvency of every bank and mining company on the Range. Free to members. Try your hand at Tiddlywinks, marbles, and many more.
Saturday at the Center is the Third-Saturday Series at the History Center, an open house format activity day featuring a new theme each month through the winter. The History Center is open until pm for ticket sales call or purchase tickets at the door starting at pm. This research is the result of a partnership between the National Forest and Illinois State University and will highlight excavations from the Late Archaic to Woodland period and what future research might take place.
Join us for this unique opportunity to look at the fascinating early history of Grand Island. This month we will be hosting the Ishpeming Rock and Mineral Club. See impressive rock collections close up and try hands on activities. Find out how to get started rock collecting and how to identify rocks in our region. Presentations on rock collecting at and again at Enter your own design to win a fabulous prize.
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Tickets on sale now! Hear a bit of live music and enjoy displays out especially for today. Test your detective skills on an orchestra themed scavenger hunt through our exhibit gallery and try hands on activities such as making a simple instrument. This event day is great for all ages. Included with admission or membership at the Sponsor level or above.
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This is an opportunity to learn about "ghost towns" of Marquette County with names like Birch, Forestville, Morgan, mining locations and railroad spurs. These once booming areas are now just a footnote. Whether it be lantern slides, Child's Gallery glass negatives, 3-D stereographs, photo albums, vintage photographs, or postcards, the Library has it all--over 10, images! Hear about early photographers, learn about the collection, see images and be amazed at this unique "window to the past.
Come out to our popular Saturday at the Center, for a fun and educational event day in the museum galleries and throughout the Center. The museums will bring unique artifacts, photos and stories about each of their communities. Our county has a fascinating history, see what treasures you are missing and plan an extended visit to each of them to see more this summer.
Start at the UP Children's Museum with tasters and bar food. Move to the History Center for the Bartender Challenges.
Signature cocktails made by your favorite bartenders, judged by you with your cash tips! Mystery ingredient drink challenge! Speed Challenge! Who will come out on top? Music by Double Trouble DJs. Bring cash to vote in tips for your fan favorite bartender. Bucket Drawings. All proceeds benefit the two museums!
Tickets include 12 tasters and delicious food. Must be 21 to attend. Look who's participating Thank you to our sponsors Photo credit: John Case stands in front of the Stone House. The tour will be led by John Case, Longyear's great grandson. Visit the Stone House as well as other buildings and the grounds. Or you can choose to take a hike up "Breakfast Roll" to view the Huron Mountain scenery. Limited to attendees. If tickets remain, they will be available starting on May Don't miss out!
Become a member today! Directions and more details given at time of ticket purchase. A few tickets remain! Make your purchase in person or by calling the MRHC Marquette Nightlife 2. We'll be reminded of our favorite clubs, discos and college bars along with some other "colorful" examples of night life. Images will be projected on the side of the building. On these narrated tours you will meet some of Marquette's historical personalities and hear their stories. A chance to learn about local history and be entertained at the same time. Advance purchase of tickets is strongly suggested.
These tours sell out fast! Please call for availability or with questions See additional August tours below. At the conclusion, refreshments will be provided by Holy Cross Cemetery. August 2nd and 3rd have very limited tickets remaining.
August 9th and 10th are sold out. The stories of the people buried in the cemetery are fascinating and some will "come alive" to share theirs. Enjoy this active walk throughout the cemetery, great for all ages.
Teal Lake Hike 2. You will learn about the geology, archaeology and history of the lake. Follow the footpaths along the north lakeshore to the top of nearby bluffs for an amazing view. Sisu Stories - Free digitization of your family photos, papers, letters September 10 at the U. Let us digitize your old photographs, documents, letters and artifacts, free of charge. You receive a flash drive with the digital copies and keep your items while they are also preserved in a digital archive at the History Center. Call for reservations, The festival will include 10 demonstration sessions including weaving, quilting, embroidery and knitting.
The Center will show a selection of fiber artifacts from the permanent collection. Door prizes and a kid's corner with hands-on make-and-take activities, too. Normal business will resume on Saturday, October 8 at am. For questions referring to this closure call We apologize for any inconvenience. And yes, fires and floods, too. You'll see how archaeologists piece together history!
New booths and activities for Come any time, included with admission. A great event for families, scouts, clubs, and all ages. Tom Friggens, historian and author of the book on this tragedy, will remind us of the circumstances surrounding this historic event, the worst mining disaster in Michigan history. Funded by a grant from the Michigan Quilt Network, work was completed to photograph, extensively document and store each quilt.
Presented by Alice Johnson and Nancy Henderson, you will learn how many local women from prominent Marquette families contributed to the collection of quilts and why it is important that we preserve this important part of our history. Crazy Quilt, , donor E. Cooley, made by Margaret Childs Read. A great family event. Tickets: Learn hunting tips for finding agates. Book signing and specimen sale will follow the talk. Bring in your specimens for identification. Even more this year and some are decorated for the holidays.
Have your child bring their favorite doll or stuffed animal and they will get in free! Come and see these unique collections, visit with the collectors, have some holiday treats and share in the holiday spirit. Free to everyone, donations appreciated. By the late s his hunting instincts had been more and more replaced by the sympathetic desire of the naturalist to know more of the lives, habits, and mentality of the wild things he so often encountered.
Whatever that quality was, by , his 30th year, he largely lay gun and rod aside in favor of a more absorbing instrument: the camera. Shiras' own words: "Fairly within the realm of romance were my two days travel on foot, with an Indian guide, when I was twelve years old, through a pristine wilderness to a beautiful lake hidden in the forest about twenty miles east of Marquette. The lake had been discovered by my guide the year before. I named it Whitefish Lake because a small river of that name entered Lake Superior at a point that made probable its origin in this lake, although this connection was not verified until a few years later.
To this secluded place I have returned for more than sixty consecutive years, first as a boy and later often accompanied by relatives and friends. The natural beauties of this woodland haven and the interesting wildlife inhabiting the surrounding forest undoubtedly had a governing influence in developing my career as a sportsman-naturalist. It was there that, as a youthful hunter, I shot my first deer.
There I took my first daylight And flashlight photographs of wildlife, and there I became an observing field naturalist.
It was a place that would soon go down in the annals of photographic history as the location for Shiras' innovative and pioneering of wildlife photography. Wildlife photography barely existed: Cameras were cumbersome and primitive, wildlife was elusive and difficult to film. But Shiras's inventive genius contrived methods and devices that resulted, among other things, in the first flash photographs and the first trip-wire photography of animals at night.
Other photographers of the day had captured breathtaking scenes of landscapes and wars, portraits of people and individuals, but wildlife, it was unexplored territory. Shiras devised several methods of capturing wildlife on film. One, he would float quietly in a canoe after dark, his camera mounted on the front, intently listening until he heard noise or movement and then take a shot towards the source of the sound. Another was where he set up bait attached to trip wires where any animal taking the bait would also take its own picture. The results of some of these portrayed wildlife in never before seen images of the creatures of the wilderness going about their habits and routines.
The mysteries of wildlife was presented to the world. Shiras' pictures were breathtakingly dynamic, utterly unique for the times. Enlargements of some of them, the famous "Midnight Series" of deer at night, photographed entirely around Deerton, won the gold medal in the forestry division at the Paris Exposition of and then won top prize in the photographic division as well, without ever having been formally entered in that competition!
The series also received the grand prize at the St. Louis World's Fair in Perhaps inevitably, Shiras came to the attention of Gilbert H. Grosvenor printed 74 of Shiras's photographs accompanied by only a brief text, devoting nearly the entire issue to George 3d, a proportion unheard of in its day. The gamble was wildly successful, making this issue of the magazine one of the most significant ever published.
For Shiras, it meant wide dissemination of his pioneering work. For the National Geographic Society, it meant a gratifying surge in membership and the beginning of a close and renowned association with wildlife photography. But as he grew older and his eyesight began to dim, Shiras recalled Roosevelt's insistence and resolved to finally write his "big book.
After all, he had been a Society trustee since , and in he, in turn, entrusted 2, of his finest photographs to the Society for permanent retention in its files. Now he selected of these images for inclusion in a two-volume work comprising extensively revised versions of his many articles. Failing eyesight in his later years forced Shiras to set aside his camera. He ultimately produced a two-volume book about his wilderness photography titled Hunting Wild Game with Camera and Flashlight, the magnum opus was published in ,the first volume of which is almost entirely devoted to the images captured at Whitefish Lake and the Upper Peninsula.
Nearly 30 years had elapsed since Roosevelt had first urged him to compile it, and in belated recognition of this inspiration, Shiras dedicated the volumes to the memory of the late President. It was very warmly received. The prestigious British Journal of Nature echoed most reviews when it proclaimed the book "an outstanding work of its kind" that "must be looked upon as a classic in the history of wildlife photography.
Despite this reception, the exacting Shiras unhappily discovered that many minor errors had crept into the text.