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Event Reminder – 4th Thursday in History Series

by on October 24, 2013
This photo of the Italian Hall memorial arch was taken in 2010.  The narrative sign in the background was recently updated to provide more historical information as well as remove some misinformation that was previously on the sign.  (Photo courtesy of Lindsay Hiltunen, 2010)

Photo of the Italian Hall memorial arch.  (Photo courtesy of Lindsay Hiltunen, 2010)

Tonight in the Commons Room at the Calumet High School Dr. Timothy Scarlett, director of Michigan Technological University’s Industrial Heritage and Archaeology Program, will discuss the archaeology survey his Industrial Archaeology students conducted at the Italian Hall Memorial Site for the National Park Service in the fall of 2012.  According to the Keweenaw National Historical Park the survey included “extensive background research on the three city lots of the memorial site, along with remote sensing survey and a bit of excavation to assess the integrity of archaeological deposits.” While there were no significant deposits revealed on the lot of the memorial site itself, there were archaeological features uncovered on the lots to the north and south. Scarlett, will explore their findings, how the information can be used, and also how his students helped the NPS staff to prepare for the centennial of the Italian Hall disaster.

The presentation, part of the KNHP Fourth Thursday in History Series, will take place at 7:00 pm tonight in the Commons Room at the Calumet High School, located at 57070 Mine Street, Calumet, Michigan. This event is free and open to the public.

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