Thursday, July 24, 2014

Carnegie Museum to host "Copper Country Streetcars" tour July 31

HOUGHTON -- The Carnegie Museum will host "Copper Country Streetcars" with tour guide Bill Sproule, Michigan Tech professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 31. Space is limited but some seats are still available.

Don't miss the chance to travel back in time on board the Red Jacket Trolley and follow the route of the Houghton County Traction Company, which operated throughout the Copper Country for over thirty years beginning in 1900.

Tours will board the Red Jacket Trolley at the Carnegie Museum at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Cost is $25 and includes refreshments at the Museum, which will be open from Noon to 9 p.m. on July 31. Please come in to enjoy light refreshments and to view current exhibits before or after your tour.

Carnegie Museum recommends purchasing tickets in advance. Please email carnegiehoughton@gmail.com to reserve your seat, however your seat is not guaranteed until payment is received. You may purchase your ticket at the Museum -- open Tuesday through Friday Noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday Noon to 4 p.m. Please call the Museum at 482-7140 or email carnegiehoughton@gmail.com or history@cityofhoughton.com for further assistance.

This is the second in a series of monthly summer trolley tours. The next tour, on Friday, Aug. 22, is about Houghton’s Geology with tour guide William Rose, Michigan Tech Professor Emeritus, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences.

The Carnegie Museum is on the corner of Huron and Montezuma in Houghton.

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