The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University is seeking materials related to civil defense in the 1950s and '60s for an upcoming exhibition on the history of the Cold War in the Upper Peninsula. Examples include a fallout shelter, food rations, equipment, water, barrels, signs and other material culture. The center would also like to take photos of fallout shelters that still exist.
Items do not have to be donated; they can be loaned for the duration of the exhibit, which opens Nov. 2 and runs through March. To contribute items or report a fallout shelter, call 227-3212.