MRHC Hosts Pyrography: A Woodburning Workshop September 14th

September 7, 2019

Marquette, MI – Marquette Regional History Center (MRHC) presents Pyrography: Woodburning Workshop Saturday, September 14th from 9:30 am-3:00 pm.

Instructor: Liz Roberts. Using her craft of pyrography, Roberts creates historical work. With few extant examples, use of an art style of a chosen time period inspire pieces that would have existed then. Participants will hear a brief history of pyrography, see examples of tools and creations, and make their own craft piece. As Liz likes to put it, if you know how to use a pencil, you can woodburn.

Pre-registration required. Fee: $45. Call 906.226.3571 to register today, or visit marquettehistory.org for more info.

MRHC Presents Brewing History Program September 4th

August 28, 2019

Marquette, MI – Brewing History takes place Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 at the Marquette Regional History Center.

National Prohibition became law in 1919. One hundred years later, Michigan boasts an impressive craft brewing scene. Celebrate this centennial at the History Center by sampling beers from the newly revived Upper Peninsula Brewing Company.

This year the Marquette Regional History Center (MRHC) is adding a historical dimension to Marquette Craft Beer Week. Brewing History, on Wednesday, September 4th from 7-9 PM, is a $35 per ticket fundraiser to support the History Center.

Come be among the first to try beers from the Upper Peninsula Brewing Company. Meet the brewer and discuss his plans to open a new brewery in Negaunee that revives this historically important name.
Hear about the history of brewing and prohibition from noted local historian Russ Magnaghi. The author of Prohibition in the Upper Peninsula and Upper Peninsula Beer, Dr. Magnaghi will share insights from his research and be available to answer questions about drinking traditions in the U.P.

Listen to stories about bars and nightlife in Marquette’s past from Jim Koski. Noted local radio personality and host of popular History Center walking tours, Jim Koski will tell fascinating and sordid tales of what people did for nocturnal entertainment in Marquette in past generations.

Learn about the hobby of bottle collecting from Bill Van Kosky. He has been scouring the Upper Peninsula for bottles for decades, and has amassed a large bottle collection as well as an impressive knowledge of local brewing history.

Enjoy images of bars and breweries from the Upper Peninsula’s past, meet some of the region’s top experts on brewing and nightlife history, and get a first taste of some of Marquette County’s newest beers.

Call (906) 226-3571, visit the History Center at 145 W. Spring Street in Marquette, or go online to www.marquettehistory.org to get your tickets to this unforgettable evening of beer and history.

2019 HarborFest August 23 and 24

August 22, 2019

Marquette, MI – The Marquette West Rotary’s HarborFest will take over the Lower Harbor in Downtown Marquette August 23rd and 24th. Enjoy live music, food, and fun activities by beautiful Lake Superior. Take a look at the website for more information about this event.

Dungeons and Dragons Meeting at Negaunee Public Library August 23rd

August 21, 2019

Negaunee, MI – Are you a young person interested in playing Dungeons & Dragons (D&D)? There will be an interest meeting at 4 pm on Friday, August 23rd, at the Negaunee Public Library. The meeting is for children ages 10 years and older, teens, and young adults. Pizza and refreshments will be provided.

For more information, call the library at (906) 475-7700, ext. 18, find it on Facebook, or visit the website at http://joomla.uproc.lib.mi.us/Negaunee/.

The MRHC Presents A South Marquette Walking Tour August 21st

August 20, 2019

Marquette, MI – The Marquette Regional History Center (MRHC) presents: South Marquette Walking Tour on Wednesday, August 21st at 6:30 pm.

Back by popular demand, join Jim Koski for a walking tour of one of Marquette’s first neighborhoods, and hear stories about the working class immigrants and colorful characters that helped build the Marquette we know today. Meet at the Mares-Z-Doats parking lot.

$5 suggested donation. Visit marquettehistory.org or call 906.226.3571 for more info.

MIPARACON: 2019 Michigan Paranormal Convention

August 19, 2019

Sault Ste. Marie, MI – The MIPARACON 2019 Michigan Paranormal Convention will take place August 22nd – 24th at the Kewadin Casino in Sault Ste. Marie, MI. The event is presented by Sault Events Inc. Celebrate the 10th anniversary of MIPARACON this year! Visit the website for more details.

Third Annual Classic Cars on Third August 17

August 16, 2019

Marquette, MI – Preparation is underway for the third annual Classic Cars on Third Car Show on Saturday, August 17, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on North Third Street in Downtown Marquette, Michigan.

Classic cars will fill Third Street between Park Street and Michigan, with registration starting at 10:00 am next to Third Base Bar, 726 North Third Street. The event will be open to the public for viewing between through 4:00 pm, with awards taking place at 3:00 pm.

“We’re excited to host this car show on Third Street for the third year in a row,” said Tara Laase-McKinney, Marquette Downtown Development Authority Promotions and Events Coordinator. “We’ve gotten a lot of good feedback from this event, there are a lot of people from across the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Northern Wisconsin who are excited to head to Marquette for this show.”

All proceeds from Classic Cars on Third car show will benefit the Women’s Center, in remembrance of Jessica Drummond, a victim of domestic violence.

North Third Street from Michigan to Park Street, will be closed for this event from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.

For more information on Classic Cars on Third, call the Marquette Downtown Development Authority at 906-228-9475 or visit www.downtownmarquette.org.

Ishpeming Carnegie Library Friends Group Hosts Book Sale Aug 15-17

August 14, 2019

Ishpeming, MI – The Friends of the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library will host their semi-annual book sale from Thursday, August 15th – Saturday, August 17th. Stop by the beautiful Carnegie library in downtown Ishpeming to peruse the used book sale for your next great read! All proceeds go to the Friends of the Library group who help support programming and projects at the library.

 

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