Tuesday Afternoon Programs

Michigan Iron Industry Museum

We hope that you'll drop by for our Tuesday afternoon programs this summer. While you're enjoying light refreshments, you'll discover intriguing stories of U.P. history, courtesy of historians and other experts who are eager to share their knowledge and research with you. Programs begin at 2 p.m.
Here is the 2017 lineup:

  • July 11
    Ghost Towns in the Upper Peninsula
    Speaker: Dan Truckey, Director, Beaumier Heritage Center, Northern Michigan University
  • July 18
    Magnificent Mansions and Courtly Cottages in the Upper Peninsula
    Speaker: Sonny Longtine, Author, Marquette
    Book signing follows talk
  • July 25
    Wolf's Mouth: Upper Peninsula P.O.W. Research Behind the Novel
    Speaker: John Smolens, Author, Marquette
    Book signing follows talk
  • August 1
    Lake Superior is Truly Superior
    Speaker: Dr. James Surrell, Author, Marquette
  • August 8
    Eight Tons a Day: The Soft Ore Mines of the Negaunee Mining District
    Speaker: Allan Koski, Cliffs Natural Resources, Negaunee
  • August 15
    The Labor Sport Union in the Upper Peninsula
    Speaker: Dr. Gabe Logan, Director, Center for Upper Peninsula Studies, Northern Michigan University
  • August 22
    Origins of the Michigan State Police in the Upper Peninsula
    Speaker: Dr. Russell Magnaghi, Professor of History (ret.), Northern Michigan University
Admission is free of charge; donations are appreciated.

The Michigan Iron Industry Museum—part of the Michigan History Museum System—is located eight miles west of Marquette. Read more Michigan Iron Industry Museum visitor information.

We invite you to explore our online calendar, where you'll find all Michigan History Center events throughout the state.

Updated 03/28/2017