The Beaumier Heritage Center and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame are planning a Vintage Ski Day!
Saturday February 6 at Marquette Mountain
The Beaumier Heritage Center and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame are planning together a Vintage Ski Day for Saturday February 6 at Marquette Mountain. This will be a great opportunity for all skiers to be able to go back in time and possibly win some prizes while skiing on some old skis or bringing out some of their old ski clothes. There will be lots of opportunities to experience and enjoy the old times of skiing.
The events will begin at 1p.m, with a vintage ski race down Cliffs Ridge. Racers will receive a handicap based on their age and the age of their equipment. At 2p.m. the vintage costume fashion show will start in front of the main lodge. Marquette Mountain will donate $5 to the museums for each person who buys a day ski pass in a vintage ski outfit. At 3p.m., the fun continues with a ski contest, judging the oldest skis being used on the mountain that day. Throughout the day, Warren Miller films will be shown on TV monitors in the Lodge and T-Bar. There will also be displays of ski equipment and memorabilia from the Hall of Fame’s collection. The evening will conclude with the Beaumier Coffee House Series. This free concert will feature performances by two of Marquette’s best folk groups, Great Lakes Graham & the Fiddleman and Wildhack.
The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center’s mission is to “celebrate the history and culture of the Upper Peninsula,” which it does though exhibitions and public programming. The U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame and Museum is the only national hall of fame dedicated exclusively to skiing and snowboarding in America. It provides the ultimate and lasting recognition for those American skiers who excelled nationally and internationally as competitors or contributors to the advancement of skiing in all of its forms.
The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center, Department of History and the NMU History Club present a History Film Series
Do you love historical films? The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center, Department of History and the NMU History Club are collaborating on a History Film series that will occur over several weeks this winter. Each film will be presented by a faculty member of the Department of History, including an introduction to the film and a discussion afterwards. The final film will be presented by the Beaumier Center’s director, Daniel Truckey. The films will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Mead Auditorium in Seaborg Center at Northern Michigan University. Admission is free and open to the public.
Monday, February 1
“A Knight’s Tale” (2001)
Presented by Dr. Keith Kendall and Dr. Nick Dupras
After his master dies, a peasant squire, fueled by his desire for food and glory, creates a new identity for himself as a knight. Starring Heath Ledger, Paul Bettany, Mark Addy and Rufus Sewell.
Monday, February 15
“In the Name of the Father” (1993)
Presented by Dr. Chet Defonso
A man's coerced confession to an IRA bombing he did not commit results in the imprisonment of his father as well. An English lawyer fights to free them. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson and Pete Postlethwaite.
Monday, March 7
“Ohm Krüger” (1941)
Presented by Dr. Robbie Goodrich
Created by the Josef Goebbel’s Nazi propaganda machine, “Ohm Kruger” is a rousing biopic of Paul Kruger, the Boer guerilla fighter turned statesman and first president of South Africa. Starring Emil Jannings.
Monday, April 4
Presented by Dr. Gabe Logan
In 1925, an enterprising pro football player convinces America's too-good-to-be-true college football hero to play for his team and keep the league from going under. Starring George Clooney, Renée Zellweger and John Krasinski.
Monday, April 11
“North Country” (2005)
Presented by Daniel Truckey
A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States -- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit. Starring Charlize Theron, Frances MacDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sean Bean and Sissy Spacek.