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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

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.

2018 Upper Peninsula Folklife Awards

Nomination Link: 


Kay Seppala, 2019 Upper Peninsula Folklife Award recipient,

and Dan Truckey, Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center director. 




Visit our new website about our exhibition on 15 ghost towns in the U.P.  <a href="http://archives.nmu.edu/beaumier/ghosttowns/">http://archives.nmu.edu/beaumier/ghosttowns/</a> Cold War in the U.P. ― Even a remote place like the Upper Peninsula played a key role in America’s defense during the Cold War. In addition, there were individuals from the Upper Peninsula who played an important role during the Cold War. "Cold War and the U.P." Nominations are being accepted for the 2018 Upper Peninsula Folklife Awards. The nominee(s) should be a person(s) or organization that you feel have made a difference in the creation and/or preservation of folk arts in the U.P., including music, dance, storytelling, crafts, food, etc. Nominations will be accepted through March 30 and can be made by clicking <a href="https://nmu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cH2Xzamm98OQH7T"> HERE </a>. Awards will be presented on May 15 at the British Isles Dinner.Read the current Beaumier Newsletter here: <a href="http://archives.nmu.edu/beaumier/BeaumierNewsJanuary2018.pdf">Beaumier News January 2018</a>A British Isles Dinner - Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Great Lakes Rooms, Don H. Bottum University Center, NMU 6:00 PM cocktail reception (cash bar) 6:30 PM dinner begins $85 per person <a href="https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/default.aspx?EventID=2239234"> Online Registration 2018</a>

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