Michigan Iron Industry Museum announces its 2019 summer schedule

White Water will perform at the Michigan Iron Industry Museum's Open House on Sunday.
Generations of fathers gathered Sunday for “Iron, Steel and the Automobile” the 29th annual Antique Automobile Exhibit at the Michigan Iron Industry Museum. (Journal photo by Trinity Carey)

NEGAUNEE — The schedule for 2019 summer events and programs at the Michigan Iron Industry Museum in Negaunee has been announced.

≤ Sunday — Museum Open House with White Water in concert at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., featuring traditional string music from Michigan’s immigrant past; light refreshments; free admission — seating is limited.

≤ June 16 — “Iron, Steel and the Automobile” 30th Annual Antique Auto Exhibit, noon to 4 p.m. More than 50-vintage vehicles from the 1910s to 1974; live music by the Bluffs Orchestra (Jazz and Swing); food concession.

≤ July 12, 19, and 26 — Iron Ore Heritage Bike Tours, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy a casual-historic interpretive bike tour from the Michigan Iron Industry Museum to Ishpeming and back on the Iron Ore Heritage Trail.

Registration required in advance.

Call 906-475-7857 or email hendersonT7@michigan.gov for more information.

Tuesday afternoon


At 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoons in July and August go to the museum for special lectures and programs on Upper Peninsula history and culture. All programs take place in the museum’s auditorium and are free.

≤ July 9 — “Miners Strike of 1946.” Documentary screening, Negaunee High School Miner Broadcasting.

≤ July 16 — “Rice Paper Memoirs.” Joy Lee Han, author, Ishpeming. Book signing to follow program.

≤ July 23 — “The Timber Strike of 1937.” Dan Truckey, director of the Beaumier Heritage Center, Northern Michigan University.

≤ July 30 — “Pasties, Beer, Revolution, and God: Immigrant Workers and Their Communities on the Marquette Iron Range, 1900-1930.” Marcus C. Robyns, university archivist, Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives.

≤ Aug. 6 — “Apple Growing in the Upper Peninsula.” Russell Magnaghi, Ph.D., Northern Michigan University.

≤ Aug. 13 — “A Most Outlandish Place: The Wreck of the J.S. Seaverns.” Daniel Fountain, maritime and mining historian, Negaunee.

≤ Aug. 20 — “The ‘Yankee’ an Emigrant from Scotland.” Don Balmer, independent scholar, Marquette.

The museum’s phone number is 906-475-7857 and its website is www.michigan.gov/mhc


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