U.P. HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTED AT NMU

Fifteen presentations on Upper Peninsula topics will be featured at the ninth annual Sonderegger Symposium at Northern Michigan University on Friday, Sept. 18. Presentations will run from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building. The public is invited to attend any or all of them free of charge. The event opens with a continental breakfast at 8 a.m. 

            Topics include the women from Ishpeming’s Gossard factory, the 107th engineers, the history of the Ford lumber camps, French farming, Finn-Swedes, storytelling traditions of the Upper Peninsula, the accordion and working class culture along Superior’s south shore and a preview of Ken Burns’ six part documentary, “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.” Each presentation runs 15-30 minutes.

The Sonderegger Symposium is hosted by the Center for Upper Peninsula Studies at NMU, with financial support from the Sonderegger family.



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