Tuesday Afternoon Programs

Michigan Iron Industry Museum

If you appreciate stories of Michigan's heritage, drop by this summer for our weekly lecture series. You'll discover the U.P.'s intriguing history, courtesy of a variety of experts who are eager to share their knowledge and research with you. Programs begin at 2 p.m.
Here is the 2018 lineup:

  • July 10
    The Ones We Were Waiting For: Remembering the Barnes-Hecker Tragedy
    Speakers: Tragedy descendant Mary Tippett and historian Jim Paquette
  • July 17
    Michigan Wolves: Myths vs. Facts
    Speaker: Michigan Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologist Brian Roell
  • July 24
    The Immigrant Experience in the Upper Peninsula
    Speaker: Northern Michigan University Beaumier Heritage Center director Dan Truckey
  • July 31
    Yooper Talk: Dialect as Identity in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
    Speaker: Grand Valley State University English professor Dr. Kathryn Remlinger
    - book signing Follows Program
  • August 7
    Sunburns to Snowstorms: Upper Michigan Weather in Pictures and Stories
    Speakers: Karl Bohnak and Jack Deo, Marquette
    - book signing Follows Program
  • August 14
    The Life and Times of Bishop Baraga
    Speaker: Author Dr. James Surrell, Marquette
  • August 21
    World War I and the Upper Peninsula
    Speaker: Retired Northern Michigan University history professor Dr. Russell Magnaghi
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 04/06/2018