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Student Announcements

Oct 25 2013
Organization: Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center
Contact: Daniel Truckey (dtruckey@nmu.edu)

Family Day and Exhibit Opening - U.P. Mosaic Exhibit

The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center will be hosting a Family Day to celebrate the opening of its new exhibition, "U.P. Mosaic: A working landscape and its people." This event will take place on Saturday, October 26 from 1p.m. to 4p.m. and will feature costumed interpreters, traditional games, storytelling, music and gallery talks. Admission is free to the public. The Beaumier Center is located in 105 Cohodas Hall on the campus of Northern Michigan University at 1401 Presque Isle Ave. in Marquette. The exhibition will run through January 15 and will be open Monday through Saturday from 10a.m. to 4p.m.

At the opening, there will be many interactive components including the following timed activities:


1:00pm-2:00pm

Presented by the Future Historians from the Michigan Iron Industry Museum:

Indoor and Outdoor Old-Fashioned Games
● Jacks
● Cup and Ball
● Tabletop 9 Pin
● Hoop and Stick
● Graces
● Stilts
● Blind Mans Buff
● Snap Apple

Gallery Talks with the "U.P. Mosaic" exhibition committee and Beaumier Center staff

2 p.m. 3p.m.

Performance by Bill Jamerson featuring songs from the Lumberjacks and the Civilian Conservation Corps

3 p.m. 4p.m.

Anishinaabeg storytelling session with Kenn Pitawanakwat, Center of Native American Studies at NMU.

The exhibition, "U.P. Mosaic" focuses on the complicated yet rich relationship between the people of the Upper Peninsula and its natural world and landscape featuring displays discussing both past and present issues. The main question the exhibition asks the visitor is "how has the U.P.s natural world helped define the culture of the Upper Peninsula and vice versa?" Instead of the display simply answering this question, it asks also asks the visitor for their perceptions of this relationship at various comment stations throughout the exhibition. Throughout "U.P. Mosaic," the visitor will see a wide array of cultural artifacts, images and appealing graphic displays. The exhibition also features other interactive components for visitors of all ages, including hands-on objects stations and places where visitors can answer the "question of the week" or comment on parts of the exhibition.