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KNHP Announces Seasonal Calumet Visitor Center Hours

by on September 29, 2013
A strike parade on 5th street in Calumet, Michigan. (Photo courtesy of the MTU Archives)

A strike parade on 5th street in Calumet, Michigan. (Photo courtesy of the MTU Archives)

The following is a press release from the Keweenaw National Historical Park:

Park Announces Calumet Visitor Center Fall and Winter Hours

(Calumet, MI) The National Park Service at Keweenaw National Historical Park has announced fall and winter hours for the Calumet Visitor Center, which is free and open to the public. During the month of October, the Center will be open Thursdays through Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. From November through April, the Center will be open on Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Keweenaw National Historical Park invites residents and visitors to learn about the nationally significant story of copper mining on the Keweenaw Peninsula, the community of Calumet, the Calumet & Hecla Mining Company, and how the copper mining industry evolved over time.

National Park Service rangers and volunteers provide orientation to the Keweenaw Heritage Site partners as well as general park information at the Calumet Visitor Center. The Center also features a sales area for interpretive materials offered by the Isle Royale & Keweenaw Parks Association, which provides funds to enhance visitor experience and education throughout the park. A centerpiece of the facility is the 14-minute film, Risk and Resilience: Life in a Copper Mining Community and the two-floor exhibit of the same name.

The entire Copper Country community is encouraged to visit the free facility with friends and relatives to enjoy the 400-artifact exhibit that provides a historical perspective of life in the Calumet area. Descriptors from residents and visitors include “world-class,” “the best of the best in interpretive exhibits,” and “we keep going back for more!” The Calumet Visitor Center is conveniently located at 98 Fifth Street at the entrance to historic downtown Calumet, just two blocks off of Highway US-41 along Red Jacket Road.

For more information please contact Keweenaw National Historical Park at the Calumet Visitor Center: (906) 483-3176; or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/kewe.

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