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Changing Hands: A Heritage Crafts Exhibit at the MRHC

Marquette, MI – The Marquette Regional History Center (MRHC) presents the Special Exhibit: Changing Hands–A Heritage Crafts Exhibit from April 29 – September 26.

An immigration talk by Dan Truckey and exhibit opening reception on will be 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 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.

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