Friday, November 11, 2011

Carnegie Museum to host Michigan Tech Steel Bridge Team Nov. 12

HOUGHTON -- Bridge engineers of all ages and skills are encouraged to come to the Carnegie Museum from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, when the Michigan Tech Steel Bridge Team will help young participants assemble and explore the 21-foot long steel bridge created by the team for the 2011 Student Steel Bridge Competition. The team will also be on hand to guide visitors through the museum's many "Building Bridges" hands-on activities about the design and engineering of bridges.

New Exhibit Opening Reception

The public is invited to an opening reception from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, for the Carnegie's new exhibit, "We Have To Go Out" -- A History of the U.S. Life-Saving Service of the Keweenaw, an exhibit by the Keweenaw County Historical Society.

Other Current Exhibits

"Remember Me -- Letters and Photos from WWII Soldiers to a Laurium Barkeep"*

"Across the Border: Canadians in the Upper Peninsula"

"Golden Anniversary of the Portage Lift Bridge" and "Building Bridges" a hands-on look at engineering bridges.*

"A Stroll Down Shelden Avenue: Commercial Development of Downtown Houghton 1852-1910."

For more information about the exhibit, other current exhibits, or group tours, please call (906) 482-7140 or send email to:

Visit the Carnegie Museum's Facebook page for more information and for updates on current exhibits and programs.

* See Keweenaw Now's June 18, 2011, article on "Building Bridges" and "Remember Me -- Letters and Photos from WWII Soldiers to a Laurium Barkeep"

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