NMU Throwback

100 Years Ago


Row of soldiers in front of the history center


Northern Teachers College, WWI soldiers in front of Longyear and Kaye Halls, circa. 1918.

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of America’s involvement in WWI, NMU’s Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center and the Marquette Regional History Center will be offering two major exhibitions and dozens of events. “Soldier Stories: the U.P. in WWI,” will be on display February 1 – June 15 at the Beaumier Center. The exhibit includes a section on a little-known alliance of troops sent to Northern Russia and Siberia to fight against newly formed Bolshevik government troops. Nearly 100 men from the U.P. served in the “Polar Bears.”

See more at ww1remembered.nmu.edu
Photo courtesy Central Upper Peninsula and NMU Archives