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 2019 lineup:

  • July 9
    "Miners' Strike of 1946" Documentary Screening
    Speakers: Negaunee High School Miner Broadcasting
  • July 16
    Rice Paper Memoirs
    Speaker: Author Joy Lee Han, Ishpeming
    - book signing Follows Program
  • July 23
    The Timber Strike of 1937
    Speaker: Northern Michigan University Beaumier Heritage Center director Dan Truckey
  • July 30
    Pasties, Beer, Revolution and God: Immigrant Workers and their Communities on the Marquette Iron Range, 1900-1930
    Speaker: Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives archivist Marcus C. Robyns
  • August 6
    Apple Growing in the Upper Peninsula
    Speaker: Retired Northern Michigan University history professor Dr. Russell Magnaghi
  • August 13
    A Most Outlandish Place: The Wreck of the J.S. Seaverns
    Speaker: Maritime and mining historian Daniel Fountain, Negaunee
  • August 20
    The "Yankee," an Emigrant from Scotland
    Speaker: Independent scholar Don Balmer, Marquette
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 03/31/2019