League of Women Voters Monthly Meeting May 1st

April 30, 2019

Marquette, MI – The monthly meeting of the League of Women Voters of Michigan, Marquette County Member-At-Large State Unit, will be held on Wednesday, May 1st from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. The LWV is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Meetings are held at Peter White Public Library, lower level, Studio 1. The public is welcome to attend this and all monthly meetings. For further information, email dthompsona@gmail.com.

Use of Studio 1 is made possible thanks to the support of the City of Marquette, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

MRHC presents Changing Hands: A Heritage Crafts Exhibit Opening May 1st

April 30, 2019

Marquette, MI – The Marquette Regional History Center presents Changing Hands: A Heritage Crafts Exhibit April 29 – September 26.

An Immigration Talk by Dan Truckey and Exhibit Opening Reception will take place on Wednesday, May 1st from 5:00-7:00 pm with the talk beginning at 5:30 pm. Dan Truckey will speak about the folk traditions brought to our region by various ethnic groups. Research Librarian Beth Gruber will present on genealogy sources available in our library. The opening is free to the public.

Along with a series of craft workshops throughout the year, this exhibit will showcase a variety of traditional crafts. Topics will include: hair art, Norwegian fiber arts, beading, miniatures, wood burning, bookbinding, paper cutting, Potawatomi carved wooden spoons, Finnish bird carving, Ojibway quill art, and seed saving. Learn more about the crafts of our immigrant, Victorian and Native American ancestors. It will include exquisite examples from the History Center’s permanent collection, the workshop instructors, and the community. For more information call 906.226.3571 or visit http://marquettehistory.org.

This Heritage Crafts exhibit and workshop series is made possible in part by a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or the MHC.

Messiah Lutheran Church Community Meal May 1st

April 30, 2019

Marquette, MI – Messiah Lutheran Church in Marquette will host its monthly community meal on Wednesday, May 1st at 5:30 pm. All are welcome. For more information about this or other programs at Messiah, go to messiahlutheranmqt.org or call 225-1119. The church is located at 305 W. Magnetic Street in Marquette.