Events

Growing up in Communism

7:00 PM - Thursday January 25 

Seminar Room, Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center

Free and open to the public

The Cold War was on the surface a battle between freedom (capitalism) and tyranny (communism).  But was it as simple as that.  How did those who grew up in communist nations feel about their situation, their country and the Cold War itself.  This program will look at the communist experience through the eyes of two NMU faculty members who grew up in that political system.  The two speakers will be Dr. J. Marek Haltof, who grew up in Poland and Dr. Z.Z. Lehmberg, who grew up in China.

This program is part of the Center’s exhibition, “Cold War and the U.P.,” which will be open to view that evening.  There is parking on and across the street from the center.  For more info call, 906-227-3212 or visit www.nmu.edu/beaumier.

 

Cold War Film Series: Nine Days in One Year (1962)

7:00 PM - Tuesday, January 30

Seminar Room, Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center

Free popcorn and admission

A Soviet film about nuclear scientists, rivals in love, and radiation sickness. Partially based on true events (1 hr 51 min). As part of the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center’s exhibition on the Cold War, the Center will be presenting an eight-night festival featuring films about this tumultuous period. Each night will begin at 7p.m. and the Beaumier Center exhibition on the Cold War will be open on these evenings until 6:45p.m. Each film will be presented by Beaumier Center director, Daniel Truckey, and will be followed by a discussion.

 

Cold War Film Series: The President's Analyst (1967)

7:00 PM - Tuesday, February 13

Seminar Room, Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center

Free Admission

Popcorn for sale

This groovy cult classic has it all: spies, hippies, sex, drugs and rock n’ roll (1 hr 43 min). As part of the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center’s exhibition on the Cold War, the Center will be presenting an eight-night festival featuring films about this tumultuous period. Each night will begin at 7p.m. and the Beaumier Center exhibition on the Cold War will be open on these evenings until 6:45p.m. Each film will be presented by Beaumier Center director, Daniel Truckey, and will be followed by a discussion.

Songs of the Great Lakes Concert and Workshop

February 24, 2018

1:00 PM—2:00 PM Workshop: Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center. Free admission.

7:30 PM Concert: Black Box Theatre. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5 for general public, $1 for students.

The Beaumier Heritage Concert Series presents an evening of songs written by some of the Upper and Lower Peninsula’s greatest songwriters about the Great Lake State. "Song of the Great Lakes” will be presented by Pat Niemisto (former NMU grad and native of Pelkie), Chris Skellenger and Bryan Poirer of Maple City, Michigan.  The three songwriters have been at the very heart of the folk music scene of the northwest Lower Peninsula for decades in various ensembles and as a solo artists.  All three have been members of the New Third Coast, one of Michigan’s longest standing folk ensembles and have recorded several records.  Niemisto has performed at the Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival many times with his Finnish music duo, Lunappi.

In addition to their performance, the three artists will be conducting a songwriting workshop at the Beaumier Center in Gries Hall on Saturday from 1 – 2p.m.  The workshop is free to the public. 

 

Cold War Film Series: Three Days of the Condor (1975)

7:00 PM - Tuesday, February 27

Seminar Room, Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center

Free Admission

Popcorn for sale

Cold War paranoia and the public’s right to know are hallmarks of this 70s spy thriller (1h 58 min). As part of the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center’s exhibition on the Cold War, the Center will be presenting an eight-night festival featuring films about this tumultuous period. Each night will begin at 7p.m. and the Beaumier Center exhibition on the Cold War will be open on these evenings until 6:45p.m. Each film will be presented by Beaumier Center director, Daniel Truckey, and will be followed by a discussion.

 

Cold War Film Series: The Day After (1983)

7:00 PM - Tuesday, March 13

Seminar Room, Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center

Free Admission

Popcorn for sale

The controversial and award-winning imagining of the unimaginable; an actual nuclear conflict. As part of the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center’s exhibition on the Cold War, the Center will be presenting an eight-night festival featuring films about this tumultuous period. Each night will begin at 7p.m. and the Beaumier Center exhibition on the Cold War will be open on these evenings until 6:45p.m. Each film will be presented by Beaumier Center director, Daniel Truckey, and will be followed by a discussion.

 

Finnish Music 101

7:30 PM Friday, March 16

Black Box Theatre, Northern Michigan University

Tickets will be available at the door; $5 for adults and $1 for students. 

The Beaumier Heritage Concert Series will be presenting a special St. Urho’s Day concert featuring 100 years of Finnish music. “Finnish Music 101” commemorates the centennial of Finland by featuring 2-3 songs from each decades since 1917.  The music will be performed by a group of musicians from the Copper Country including Pasi Lautula (PasiCats), Oren Tikkanen (Thimbleberry Band) and Bob Hiltunen (Steve Jones and the Garden City Hot Club).  There will be a multi-media presentation connected with each song and special musical guests throughout the event.

 

K.I. Sawyer Bus Tour

1:00 – 4:00PM Thursday, March 22, 2018

See description for cost

In conjunction, with the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center’s exhibition, “Cold War and the U.P.” this bus tour will take participants on an afternoon journey to the former K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base.  The tour will include many sites including the actual operations areas, housing complexes, recreational facilities and the K.I. Sawyer Air Heritage Museum.  The tour will be led by Beaumier Center Director, Daniel Truckey, and K.I. Sawyer Air Heritage Museum president Bob Vick.

This is the first of two programs the Beaumier Center is offering this spring through the Northern Center for Life Learning.  The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning (NCLL) is an organization that plans and offers informal educational programs and activities to enrich the daily lives of its members and others through mini-courses, regular programs, outdoor activities and social events. Membership and programs are open to any adult interested in pursuing intellectual, recreational, and/or social activities. NCLL membership dues for the 2016-2017 year are $30 with a charge for most classes; $3 for members and $8 for non-members.  To become a member and sign up for these events, contact the NCLL at 906/227-2979 or E-mail: NCLL@nmu.edu

 

Cold War Film Series: Red Dawn (1984)

7:00 PM - Tuesday, March 27

Seminar Room, Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center

Free Admission

Popcorn for sale

Propaganda or just a good old violent youth exploitation flick?  You be the judge (1 hr 54 min). As part of the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center’s exhibition on the Cold War, the Center will be presenting an eight-night festival featuring films about this tumultuous period. Each night will begin at 7p.m. and the Beaumier Center exhibition on the Cold War will be open on these evenings until 6:45p.m. Each film will be presented by Beaumier Center director, Daniel Truckey, and will be followed by a discussion.

 

Le Vent Du Nord

7:30PM Saturday, April 7

Kaufman Auditorium

In 2008, the Beaumier Center presented a concert by Quebec’s preeminent folk group, Le Vent Du Nord, and it was wildly successful.  The group proved to be equally popular when they headlined the Hiawatha Traditional Folk Festival in 2011.  The Beaumier Center is very excited to announce that Le Vent Du Nord will be returning to Marquette in April to perform a special concert at Kaufman Auditorium.  Tickets are not yet on sale but will be soon, so please save the date.

Considered a driving force in progressive folk, Le Vent du Nord captures the energy and mirth of a Saturday night kitchen party, infusing old Québec with a breath of fresh, cosmopolitan air.

Since its founding in 2002, Le Vent du Nord have become compelling Francophone ambassadors, winning critical acclaim and audience adoration across Europe, Oceania and America. The quartet has performed well over 1,600 concerts, racking up several prestigious awards, including a Grand Prix du Disque Charles Cros, two Junos (Canada’s Grammys), a Félix at ADISQ, a Canadian Folk Music Award, and “Artist of the Year” at the North American Folk Alliance Annual Gala.

The band delivers catchy songs and tunes, some taken from the Québec traditional folk repertoire while others are original compositions. The group has a rich and varied instrumentation, well-polished musical arrangements, and wonderful vocals.

 

Genealogical Tools Workshop

1:00 – 4:00 PM Thursday April 19, 2018

Seminar Room, Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center

See description for price

Have you ever wanted investigate your own family tree?  Are you a burgeoning genealogist but want some more assistance?  If so, this will be the workshop for you.  The staff at the Beaumier Center will be showing you how to use tools such as Ancestry.com and public records to learn more about your family’s past.  In addition, they will discuss avenues for discovering data about your ancestry (and verifying that info) that you never considered before.  This is in conjunction with the Beaumier Center’s exhibition, “The Immigrant Experience” opening on April 14.

This is the second of two programs the Beaumier Center is offering this spring through the Northern Center for Life Learning.  The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning (NCLL) is an organization that plans and offers informal educational programs and activities to enrich the daily lives of its members and others through mini-courses, regular programs, outdoor activities and social events. Membership and programs are open to any adult interested in pursuing intellectual, recreational, and/or social activities. NCLL membership dues for the 2016-2017 year are $30 with a charge for most classes; $3 for members and $8 for non-members.  To become a member and sign up for these events, contact the NCLL at 906/227-2979 or E-mail: NCLL@nmu.edu

 

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
Upper Peninsula Folklife Awards Presentation
$85 per person

 
On Tuesday, May 15, 2018 the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center and the Upper Michigan Culinarians are hosting their fourth annual ethnic dinner, this year the theme is A British Isles Dinner. Proceeds from the dinner support scholarship funds for hospitality students at NMU and for the Beaumier Center's programming fund. The dinner is $85 per person. Watch the Beaumier website for information on the menu, entertainment, and for more information.  
 
The 2018 Upper Peninsula Folklife Award will be presented at the dinner after the entrée course.  These awards are based on public involvement in the nomination process. 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. 

We will be receiving nominations for the award from the general public and then a committee will review nominations and make the final selections.  Nominations will be accepted through March 30.  To find information on how to nominate someone, please visit the Beaumier Center’s website, www.nmu.edu/beaumier and click on the “Events” tab or follow this link to the online nomination form https://nmu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cH2Xzamm98OQH7T.
 

 

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