Thursday, October 11, 2012

Keweenaw National Historical Park to hold 20th Anniversary celebration Oct. 13

CALUMET -- The National Park Service (NPS) and the Keweenaw National Historical Park Advisory Commission invite the entire Copper Country community to participate in celebrating the park’s 20th Anniversary in a day of family fun and celebration this Saturday, Oct. 13.

The NPS and the Commission will be hosting celebratory events from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Agassiz Park in Calumet and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Quincy Mine and Hoist in Hancock. They will be gathering under a 40' x 60' tent at each site for a few hours of sharing local heritage through music and dance and a host of activities for the whole family.

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Dance Troupe will kick off both events by sharing their rich cultural traditions, reflecting the thousands of years of copper mining heritage along the Keweenaw. There will also be games for kids (all participants win prizes!), free cookies and cider, door prizes all day long, craft vendors, and music. Senator Carl Levin is expected to be on hand as well as NPS Midwest Deputy Regional Director
Patricia Trap. Awards for the winners of the Heritage Scavenger Hunt and the Historical Quiz will also be announced.

For more information call the Calumet Visitor Center at 906-483-3176 or 337-3168.

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