May 30, 2017 - Middle Eastern Dinner and Upper Peninsula Folklife Awards

Northern Michigan University Great Lakes Rooms, University Center

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
6 p.m. - Cocktail Reception
6:30 p.m. – Dinner

Upper Peninsula Folklife Awards will be presented after the Entrée course.

$75 per person ($21 will be recognized as a charitable contribution)

The deadline to register is Thursday, May 25


To call of for more info: 906-227-2627

A Middle Eastern Dinner: For the third year, the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center and the Upper Michigan Culinarians, an American Culinary Federation Chapter, will be hosting a benefit ethnic dinner. Event proceeds benefit the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center and the American Culinary Federation U.P. Chapter Scholarship through the NMU Foundation. In November through December of 2016, six different ethnic cuisines were in an on-line poll to determine this years theme. The winner of the was Middle Eastern with a 34.53% majority.

Upper Peninsula Folklife Award Nominations: The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center will be awarding the 2017 Upper Peninsula Folklife Award after the entree course of the Middle Eastern Dinner. The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center is proud to announce the 2017 recipients of the Upper Peninsula Folklife Award. This year, the Center will be awarding three individuals who have done so much to help preserve and promote the folk traditions of the region. The awardees are television personality and cultural Finnish-American icon Carl Pellonpaa and folk dance instructors/advocates Bill and Marge Sklar. 


June 27, 2017 - "Conserving the Land Exhibit" Opening

Tuesday, June 27 5-7:00 p.m.

Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center, Gries Hall, NMU

Free and open to the public.

In June 2017, the Beaumier Center will be opening a new exhibition on the history of land management in the U.P. The exhibition, “Conserving the Land,” will look at how citizen groups, non-profit and government agencies began to set aside tracks of land for preserving the U.P.’s natural resources. Beginning with the Huron Mountain club in the 1880s, there was an ever growing effort to preserve the natural character of the U.P.’s landscape.