'Places to Remember' Lecture
The Beaumier Center will be hosting a very special lecture by NMU graduate and museum innovator, Dr. Robert Archibald, on Thursday, May 2 at 7p.m. The lecture entitled, "Places to Remember," will focus on importance of historic preservation and the effects on a community when important structures are lost. The lecture will be in conjunction with the Center's new exhibition, "Lost and Found: Historic Buildings of the Upper Peninsula." The exhibition and lecture will be held in the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center, located in 105 Cohodas Hall, 1401 Presque Isle Ave., in Marquette. Admission to the exhibition and lecture are free.
Dr. Robert Archibald has had an illustrious career in the history and museum field, serving most recently as the President of the Missouri Historical Society in St. Louis. An Ishpeming native, he attended Northern and received his BA in 1970 and his MA in 1972. He received his PhD from the University of New Mexico. Bob served on the St. Louis Public School Board and the City Charter Reform. He has published three books and numerous articles. Bob has received three honorary doctorates, the St. Louis Award and numerous professional and civic awards.
The exhibition, "Lost and Found," will look at important structures from throughout the U.P. that have been lost and in the process how that affected the community. In addition, the exhibit will feature historic preservation success stories where buildings that once were considered "eyesores" or even dangerous were restored and have become centerpieces of the community.