Category: Events

Strike Exhibit in L’Anse

Exhibit LAnse1913 Strike Exhibit in L’Anse

“Tumult and Tragedy: Michigan’s 1913-14 Copper Strike,” a traveling exhibit created by the Michigan Tech Archives, will be on display from March 4 to March 27 at the L’Anse Area School Public Library, located in L’Anse High School. The library will be open Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Read more at the Michigan Tech Archives Blog, by Erik Nordberg.

Library Matters: 1913 Strike Exhibit Visits L’Anse

The exhibit explores a turbulent period in Michigan’s historic copper mining district. On July 23, 1913, members of the Western Federation of Miners took to the streets over grievances about pay and working conditions.

Read more at Tech Today.

Talk on the Economic Impact of Local Food Production

Local Food Systems Expert to Speak Thursday

Ken Meter, economist and nationally recognized expert on the economic impact of local food production, will speak at Michigan Tech Thursday, Feb. 14, 6:30 to 8 p.m., MEEM 112. The talk is free and open to the public.

Meter will discuss the many benefits of local food systems and take questions from the public. For more information, contact Susan Martin (SS) 7-2366 or Ray Sharp, Western UP Health Department, 482-7382.

From Tech Today.

Mine Safety Issues in the 1913 Strike Era

Mine SafetyDr. Larry Lankton, professor emeritus from Michigan Technological University, will discuss “Mine Safety Issues in the 1913 Strike Era” during a special open house at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 9, in conjunction with a special exhibit at Houghton’s Carnegie Museum. The event is free and open to the public.

The exhibit, “Tumult and Tragedy: Michigan’s 1913-14 Copper Strike,” created by the Michigan Tech Archives, is currently on display through February 28 at the Carnegie Museum at the corner of Huron and Montezuma in downtown Houghton. The museum is open to the public Tuesday: 12 noon – 5:00 p.m., Thursday 12 noon – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday 12 noon – 4:00 p.m.

Read more at the Michigan Tech Archives Blog, by Erik Nordberg.

Copper miners strike inspires more exhibits

Employees of the Keweenaw National Historical Park are preparing for the recognition of the 1913-14 copper miners’ strike in the Keweenaw, and some of the park’s Heritage Site partners, who are creating exhibits to be viewed at the same time, met Thursday at park headquarters to talk of their progress.

Read more at the Mining Gazette, by Kurt Hauglie.

Advancing Landscape Change Research in the Arctic

Special Interdisciplinary Seminar on Tuesday

Professor Wendy Eisner, Department of Geography, University of Cincinnati, will be presenting “Advancing Landscape Change Research in the Arctic through the Incorporation of Iñupiaq (Eskimo) Knowledge” from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the Great Lakes Research Center, second floor conference room.

This lecture is cosponsored by Michigan Tech’s Center for Water and Society, the Departments of Social Sciences and Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences, and the Visiting Women and Minority Lecture/Scholar Series, which is funded by the President’s Office and a grant to the Office for Institutional Diversity for the State of Michigan’s King-Chavez-Parks Initiative.

Read more at Tech Today.

History Day 2013

National History Day 2013‘Turning Points’ focus of History Day 2013

Students in grades 4 through 12 across the Upper Peninsula are invited to participate in the District 1 regional competition for National History Day. The District 1 Competition is set for March 2 at Michigan Technological University in Houghton.

District 1 is comprised of 12 counties in the Central and Western Upper Peninsula. The District 1 competition is sponsored annually by the MTU Department of Social Sciences, the MTU Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections, the Quincy Mine Hoist Association and the Historical Society of Michigan.

Read more at the Mining Gazette.

NATIONAL HISTORY DAY THEME 2013: Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events

Read more at the Historical Society of Michigan.