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Michigan Iron Industry Museum - The Find of a Thousand Lifetimes: The 35th Anniversary of the Story of the Gorto Site Discovery

2022-08-16T18:00:00Z 2022-08-16T19:00:00Z Michigan Iron Industry Museum - The Find of a Thousand Lifetimes: The 35th Anniversary of the Story of the Gorto Site Discovery

If you appreciate stories of Michigan's heritage, drop by the museum on select Tuesday afternoons in the summer. 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 are also available on the Michigan Iron Industry Museum Facebook page.

Today, author and local historian Jim Paquette shares the story of Michigan’s historic 1987 discovery and subsequent excavation of one of the most remarkable archaeological finds ever uncovered in the Upper Great Lakes region. The 1987 unearthing of this cache of incredibly ancient stone spear points in Ishpeming Township has since been described by researchers as “the Upper Peninsula’s greatest archaeological discovery of the 20th century.”

The Michigan Iron Industry Museum—one of the Michigan History Center's museums and historic sites—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 07/15/2022

73 Forge Road, Negaunee, Michigan, 49866
Event Date

Start: August 16, 2022 2:00 PM

End: August 16, 2022 3:00 PM

Contact Information
Troy Henderson

Historian

If you appreciate stories of Michigan's heritage, drop by the museum on select Tuesday afternoons in the summer. 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 are also available on the Michigan Iron Industry Museum Facebook page.

Today, author and local historian Jim Paquette shares the story of Michigan’s historic 1987 discovery and subsequent excavation of one of the most remarkable archaeological finds ever uncovered in the Upper Great Lakes region. The 1987 unearthing of this cache of incredibly ancient stone spear points in Ishpeming Township has since been described by researchers as “the Upper Peninsula’s greatest archaeological discovery of the 20th century.”

The Michigan Iron Industry Museum—one of the Michigan History Center's museums and historic sites—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 07/15/2022