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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.

Center Summer Hours

Monday through Friday - 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 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.

Northern Nights

The Heritage Center oversees NMU's Northern Nights Series. The series brings in musical performers from around the world. Advanced ticket sales are discounted over ticket prices at the door. Visit the Northern Nights website.

TThe Beaumier Center’s exhibit "Soldier Stories: the U.P. in WWI" features the stories of individual soldiers, the American Legion in the Upper Peninsula, and U.P. "Polar Bears" who served in the Northern Russia Expeditionary Force. <a href="http://ww1remembered.nmu.edu/">More Info</a>This summer’s Folk Music School will take place July 16-19, just days before the Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival. The camp is open to any student entering high school in the fall of 2017. <a href="http://folkmusicschool.nmu.edu/">More Info</a>A Middle Eastern Dinner - Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - Event proceeds benefit the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center and the American Culinary Federation U.P. Chapter Scholarship through the NMU Foundation. See Event page for registration details.The 2017 Upper Peninsula Folklife Award will be presented May 30th at the Middle Eastern Dinner. We are asking for the public to be involved in the nomination process.  Nominee(s) should be a person(s) or organization that you feel has made a difference in the creation and/or preservation of folk arts in the U.P., including music, dance, storytelling, crafts, food, etc. <a href=" https://nmu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cH2Xzamm98OQH7T">Click here for the nomination form.</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 Heritage CenterGries Hall906-227-3212heritage@nmu.edu