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Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center

The Beaumier Upper Peninsula Heritage Center is a historical museum and educational facility on the campus of Northern Michigan University. The mission of the U.P. Heritage Center is to promote and preserve the history and culture of the Upper Peninsula through an active slate of exhibitions and engaging public programs for the whole region. The center also collects and preserves artifacts related to the history of Northern Michigan University. The center maintains a gallery in Gries Hall and several other displays throughout campus.

Beaumier Center Hours

Semester Hours:

Monday through Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


To contact the staff, please call 906-227-3212 or e-mail heritage@nmu.edu.

To View On-Line Versions of some of the Beaumier Center's exhibitions, click on this link.

Current exhibitions include:

Ghost Towns of the U.P.

Music in the Pines: A history of the Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival

U.P. Power!: High School Sports in the U.P.

Read the current Beaumier Newsletter here: <a href="http://archives.nmu.edu/beaumier/NewsletterAugust2018.pdf">Beaumier News August 2018</a>The Immigration Experience looks at that experience from the first European/White settlers of the region to current people who are coming to the region to make it their home.  Regardless of the era of their arrival, all immigrants share certain commonalities in experience. Open April 14 to October 20.Since 2009, the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center has awarded the Upper Peninsula Folklife Award to individuals and organizations that have helped preserve and promote the traditional arts and culture of the Upper Peninsula.  This year, the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center presents the award to Dave Bezotte of Houghton and Trenary Home Bakery in Trenary.

Heritage Center Collections

The Upper Peninsula Collection consists of material culture artifacts relating to the ethnic, religious and social diversity of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. These include a wide array of artifacts such as household pieces, clothing, arts and crafts, symbolic items, recreational equipment and just about anything that is related to the history of the Upper Peninsula’s people. Do you have something to donate? Learn more.

Beaumier U.P. Heritage CenterGries Hall906-227-3212heritage@nmu.edu