Friday, June 21, 2013

Carnegie Museum to host Open House for new exhibits June 22

HOUGHTON -- The Carnegie Museum in Houghton will host a re-opening Open House from noon to 4 p.m. TOMORROW, Saturday, June 22.

Stop by for some punch and sweets and see the new collection of exhibits, "Gone But Not Forgotten: Preserving Memories of the Copper Country." These exhibits are included:

Rural Reflections: Finnish American Buildings and Landscapes in Michigan's Copper Country. Photographs by Ryan Holt with Historical Narrative by Arnold Alanen.

"This [exhibit] documents the built environment that Finnish immigrants and their descendants created in Michigan's Copper Country from the 1880s through the 1930s. Although much of this heritage has been lost with the passage of time, the district yet holds one of the largest concentrations of rural Finnish buildings and cultural landscapes in North America." -- from historical narrative written by Arnold Alanen for the exhibit Rural Reflections.

Last Days of Italian Hall: Photographs by Eric Munch of the 1984 demolition of Calumet's Italian Hall.

Family Ties: Family Histories of Those Lost in the 1913 Italian Hall Tragedy. By the Houghton Keweenaw County Genealogical Society

From the Old School: Memories from the Old Houghton High School 1923 - 1989. Oral histories about life in "the Old School."

Beginning June 22, the Carnegie Museum will be open Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. From July 5 through September 28 the museum will be open Tuesday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday noon to 4 p.m.

The Carnegie Museum is on the corner of Huron and Montezuma in Houghton. For more information email history@cityofhoughton.com or call (906) 482-7140.

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