Arts and Culture

Upper Country Journal Published

Feb. 26, 2019 —
The NMU Center for Upper Peninsula Studies has published the latest volume of Upper Country: A Journal of the Lake Superior Region. It features the following articles: Roosevelt v. Newett: The Libel Trial of 1913; The Great War and Lake Superior; The Myth of the Dry Fly Hero: Its Rise and Fall in the Upper Peninsula; Female Agitators: The Women of the 1913-14 Keweenaw Copper Strike; Michigan to Minnesota: Early Development of the Mesabi Range; and Fish Farm: Environmental Outline History of the Upper Great Lakes Fisheries. The volume can be accessed here

Edgar Allan Poe Production at NMU

Feb. 21, 2019 —
The Northern Michigan University Student Performing Arts Association presents Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14-Saturday, March 16 at the James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre. Admission is free. Written by playwright Eric Coble, Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe is a collection of four tales originally written by Poe: “The Raven,” “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Pit and the Pendulum” and “The Tell-Tale Heart.”

Winter Roots Festival Feb. 23

Feb. 14, 2019 —

The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University is one of several community organizations sponsoring the Winter Roots Festival on Sunday, Feb. 23. The festival will offer a full day of folk music, dance and workshops at a variety of venues throughout the Marquette area.

Event Explores Miners' Strike, Labor History

Feb. 13, 2019 —

The Central U.P. and Northern Michigan University Archives will present an “Evening at the Archives” event on Thursday, Feb. 28. Negaunee High School seniors Chaz Bluse and Lucas Lambertson will give a presentation on the history of the 1946 iron miners' strike. NMU Archivist Marcus Robyns will provide a brief summary of labor history on the Marquette Iron Range from 1900-1946.

Marquette Inspires Alumna's Romance Novel

Feb. 8, 2019 —

NMU alumna Elizabeth Mowers’ first published book, A Promise Remembered, will be released March 1. The novel details the story of a man who returns to his hometown in Michigan for a brief visit. He runs into his old high school sweetheart and is reminded of everyone and everything he left behind years ago. When selecting a beautiful, romantic setting for her novel, she was inspired by Marquette and the Lake Superior shoreline.

'History Hounds' Program Feb. 13 at Beaumier

Feb. 8, 2019 —

The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center will host a Historical Society of Michigan presentation titled "Murder and Mayhem II: True Crime in Michigan History." This free History Hounds Lecture Series event, offered via teleconference from Lansing, features author Tobin Buhk. It will explore cases including the 1916 poisoning of the Peck family of Grand Rapids, murderer Helmuth Schmidt and Mary McKnight, the "Strychnine Saint." The presentation begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the center in Gries Hall at NMU. 

Exhibit Explores Technology at NMU

Feb. 8, 2019 —

The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University will open a new exhibition titled “From Chalk to Light Boards: Technology at NMU.” The exhibition will feature dozens of artifacts, not only from the Beaumier Center’s collection, but from offices and storage facilities as well. A free opening reception with food and refreshments will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, in the center’s Gries Hall gallery.