Monday, September 08, 2014

Carnegie Museum to host reception, presentation for Parade of Nations Silver Jubilee exhibit

Students and community members of many different countries cross the Portage Lift Bridge during the 2013 Parade of Nations. The annual event celebrates its 25th anniversary this week. The parade will be Saturday, Sept. 13. (Keweenaw Now file photo)

HOUGHTON -- The Carnegie Museum in Houghton will host an opening reception and presentation for their exhibit about the 25 years of the Parade of Nations from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9.

This year’s Parade of Nations -- "Around the World in 25 Years -- Silver Jubilee" -- marks the 25th anniversary of the international parade and accompanying multicultural festival. The Carnegie Museum has been working with the Parade of Nations committee to develop an exhibit about the history of this annual fall celebration.

Darnishia Slade, Michigan Tech interim director of International Programs and Services, will make a presentation at 6:15 p.m. downstairs in the Carnegie Museum. Refreshments will be served, and admission is free. The exhibit will be on display through the end of September 2014.

The Carnegie Museum is at the corner of Huron and Montezuma streets in Houghton. Regular hours are the following: through Sept. 27: Tuesday to Friday, Noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, Noon to 4 p.m. Beginning Sept. 30:  Tuesday and Thursday, Noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, Noon to 4 p.m. For more information call (906) 482-7140.

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