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Registration for UP History Conference Extended Through Monday

by on June 21, 2013
In November 1913 an anti-union "Citizen's Alliance" began to oranize parades against the Western Federation of Miners. Image Acc-400-12-13-1988-01-08-05 (click image for additional details).

In November 1913 an anti-union “Citizen’s Alliance” began to oranize parades against the Western Federation of Miners. Image Acc-400-12-13-1988-01-08-05 (click image for additional details).

The Historical Society of Michigan announced today that registrations for the 2013 Upper Peninsula History Conference will now be accepted until Monday, June 24.  The original deadline was for today.  Walk-in registration is possible onsite the days of the event, but meal tickets will not be available with walk-ins. To register for the conference—held June 28-30 in Houghton—please visit the conference website or call (800) 692-1828.

 

The following information is copied from the e-mail sent by the HSM today:

The three-day event will begin Friday morning with an optional pre-conference workshop reviewing the basics of promotion and marketing for small heritage organizations. Later in the afternoon, attendees can elect to attend one of three tours:

1) The National Park Service (NPS) Calumet Visitor Center and Italian Hall Memorial
2) The Quincy Smelter and Houghton County Historical Museum
3) The Quincy Mine

The evening will come to a close with an outdoor BBQ at West Houghton/Kestner Waterfront Park, followed by a performance by the Trio Trumpelot (featuring folk music and dance tunes with Pasi Lautala, Ana Gawboy, and Meghan Pachmayer).

On Saturday, speakers will present lectures and sessions that consider various aspects of Houghton and Upper Peninsula history. In addition to the aforementioned presentations, there will also be several sessions covering a variety of topics. This includes:

  • Violence and the Struggle for Control in the Strike Era (Steve Lehto, Author)
  • Houghton: The Birthplace of Professional Hockey (William Sproule, Michigan Technological University)
  • Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s Tribal Fish Harvest: Change and Continuity (Valoree Gagnon, Michigan Technological University)
  • Life Underground: Working in Michigan’s Copper Mines (Erik Nordberg, Michigan Humanities Council)
  • Fires and Calamities in the Copper Country (Avis West, Houghton Keweenaw County Genealogical Society)
  • Keweenaw County Home Movies from the 1920s to 40s (Jeremiah Mason, NPS)
  • The Cliff Mines and Archeology (Sean M. Gohman, Michigan Technological University)
  • Calumet Air Force Station (Tom Scanlan, Retired U.S. Air Force Officer)
  • The Challenges of Interpreting Complex and Controversial History: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Risk and Resilience: Life in a Copper Mining Community Exhibit (Kathleen Harter, NPS)
  • Elements of the Michigan Flag: Fascinating Stories Behind the Symbols (Robert Myers, Berrien County Historical Association)
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