MARQUETTE, Mich.—Roy Norton, consul general of Canada in Detroit, will present “236 Years of Canada-Unites States Relations in an Hour” to kick off the 12th annual Sonderegger Symposium at Northern Michigan University. His talk will be held at 7:20 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, in Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building. The public is invited free of charge.
The symposium will continue with 11 presentations from 8:30-4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, in the same location. These are also fee and open to the public. All of the morning sessions will be devoted to various aspects of the War of 1812. Topics of the afternoon sessions include U.P. folk music, George Shiras, the first president to visit the Upper Peninsula, Dead River research and the latest collections and services available at the NMU Archives.
The Sonderegger Symposium is hosted by the NMU Center for Upper Peninsula Studies, with financial support from the Sonderegger family.