HANCOCK -- Hancock, Michigan, is home to many beautiful historic buildings, particularly in its downtown. However, there used to be many more. Some of these buildings were destroyed in catastrophic fires, while others were vacated voluntarily and eventually demolished. All of them have stories to tell about Hancock’s past and present.
Join local author John Haeussler as he shares some of the stories of "lost Hancock" in a talk illustrated with pre-1940 photographs of missing buildings and historic streetscapes at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, in the Community Room at the historic Scott Building, 103 E. Quincy Street in Hancock.
Please use the back entrance from the parking lot on Reservation Street (between the Scott Building and the former church) to access the Community Room, which is located on the second floor. The event is free and open to the public.
This event is part of the Keweenaw National Historical Park's Fourth Thursday in History series of public presentations on important aspects of Copper Country and regional history, including techniques for historic preservation.
Presentations are scheduled in venues throughout the Keweenaw Peninsula, particularly at historic sites associated with specific topics. Additional support for this event is being provided by Mike and Sharon Lahti of Hancock.
For further information, including specific directions to this event, contact Keweenaw National Historical Park at (906) 337-3168 or check the web at www.nps.gov/kewe.