Heritage Crafts exhibit, workshop series to be held at Marquette Regional History Center

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Regional History Center is offering a Heritage Crafts Special Exhibit and Workshop Series.

This exhibit and craft workshop series will showcase traditional Upper Peninsula crafts including 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 and Native American ancestors.

The special exhibit, on display April 29 to Sept. 26 will include example craft items from the history center’s permanent collection, the workshop instructors, and the community.

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.

There will be a series of craft workshops and special programming throughout the year.

≤ Norwegian Fiber Arts Workshop, March 16 and 23, 10-3 p.m.

≤ *Changing Hands: A Heritage Crafts Exhibit Opening Reception, May 1, 5-7 p.m. Guest speaker Dan Truckey will speak about the connection between immigration to the U.P. and craft traditions.

≤ Carving a Wooden Spoon Workshop, May 18, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

≤ Beading in Circles Workshop, June 3 and 10, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

≤ The Art and Practice of Seed Saving Workshop, June 19, 6-7:30 p.m.

≤ Miniature Art Workshop, June 22, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

≤ Annual Cemetery Walking Tour, June 25, 1-6 p.m.

≤ Wiigwaas Workshop, July 27, 10-2 p.m.

≤ Hands On! Art and History Day Camp, Aug. 19-23, 10 a.m.-noon

≤ Pyrography: Woodburning Workshop, Sept.14, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

≤ Finnish Bird Carving Workshop, Sept. 28, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

≤ Exposed-Stitch Bookbinding Workshop, Nov. 2, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

≤ Scherenschnitte Workshop, Dec. 7, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

All workshops will take place at the Marquette Regional History Center located at 145 W. Spring St. Visit marquettehistory.org for more information on these events or call 906-226-3571 to register.