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A walk back in time: MHRC offers snowshoe hike

The Women’s Snowshoe club, Agimosse, is shown. “A Walk on the Snow and Back in Time” will be offered at 6 p.m. Wednesday by the Marquette Regional History Center, giving participants a chance to celerbate recreation in the snow on a 90-minute snowshoe hike. (Photo courtesy of the J.M. Longyear Research Library at the Marquette Regional History Center)

MARQUETTE — For those who want to get outdoors and enjoy a little history on the way, “A Walk on the Snow and Back in Time” will be offered at 6 p.m. Wednesday by the Marquette Regional History Center.

The public is invited to join in a snowshoe hike with Dr. Jacquie Medina, professor of Outdoor Recreation Leadership and Management, at Presque Isle Park.

The group will hike in waves of eight people to limit group size, each with a group leader. Adhere to social distancing and wear a mask when gathering.

All snowshoe ability levels welcome for this casual outing meant to celebrate recreation in the snow. Registration is $15 a person. Register ahead at the History Center or by calling 906-226-3571.

Participants will meet near the Presque Isle main pavilion. Dress for the outdoor hike, bring snowshoes and head lamp or light as it will get dark during this 90-minute hike.

Snowshoeing is an ancient form of recreation, first used by necessity and enduring today in our northern climates as sport.

The center features this recreation in its current special exhibit, The Great Outdoors: The History of Recreation in Marquette County.

This program supports the History Center and is part of MRHC’s 2020 Great Outdoors Series, with support from the Michigan Humanities Council.

The Marquette Regional History Center is located at 145 W. Spring St., Marquette. Visit marquettehistory.org or call 906-226-3571 for more information.

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