Historical monuments to be discussed

MARQUETTE — The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University is hosting a round-table discussion titled, “Historical Monuments: removal and reassessment,” at 7 p.m. Oct. 12.

The event will be held in the Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building on the campus of Northern Michigan University. Admission is free.

Across the U.S. there are hundreds of monuments commemorating important events and individuals. Over the past several weeks, there has been debate regarding the status of many of these monuments, some which honor individuals and causes that many in society find offensive.

This discussion will place these monuments, and the recent events in Charlottesville and elsewhere, into historical context.

There will be two participants in the roundtable, both NMU faculty members. They include Dr. Rebecca Mead, professor of history and Dr. Martin Reinhardt, associate professor of Native American Studies.

Daniel Truckey, Director of the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center, will be the moderator.

Contact Truckey 906-227-3212 heritage@nmu.edu http://www.nmu.edu/beaumierheritagecenter/