NCLL Offers Talk on Phil Niemisto Statue

Niemisto with the statue (Mining Journal photo)

The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning presents "Creation of the Phil Niemisto Statue" from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 at the Marquette Arts and Culture Center, lower level of the Peter White Public Library. The advance registration deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 27.

This program will feature the story of downtown Marquette's prior resident window washer, Phil Niemisto, and how his statue came to be an eternal landmark in Pocket Park on Washington Street. Artist and inventor Earl Senchuk will discuss the creation of the statue and Phil's involvement in it.

Cost to attend the event is $3 for NCLL members and $6 for non-members. To register, call 227-2979. For more information, call event liaison Phyllis James at 225-1004 or email

The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning is organized by and primarily for actively engaged seniors interested in pursuing intellectual, recreational and/or social activities. Membership is open to adults of any age and membership is not needed to attend programs and events. For details on monthly activities, visit


Prepared By

Brooke Baneck
Student Writer

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