Saturday, February 16, 1 p.m.

Exhibit Opening, "From Chalk to Light Boards: Technology at NMU"

at Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center, Gries Hall

Free and open to the public

On Saturday, February 16, the Beaumier Center will be opening a new exhibition about the changes in technology on campus.  The exhibition will feature dozens of artifacts from the Center’s collection and from offices and storage facilities across campus.  The exhibition will delve into how technology is used on campus today and where we are headed to in the future.  

The exhibition will open at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 16 in the Center’s gallery in Gries Hall.  There will be food and refreshments at the reception, which is free and open to the public. 


Saturday, February 16, 7:30 p.m.

Annie Humphrey Concert - Rescheduled

at James A Panowski Black Box Theatre

$5 adults, $1 students, Tickets only sold at the door

The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center proudly presents a performance and workshop with 2018 Native American Music Award Artist of the Year, singer/songwriter Annie Humphrey.  Local Anishinaabeg music group, Waawiyeyaa, will be performing an opening set.  Admission to the concert is $5 for the general public and $1 for students. 

Annie Humphrey was born and raised on an Ojibwe Indian reservation in Minnesota, the daughter of author Anne Dunn. Her father taught her to play the guitar when she was in the first grade, and two years after that she taught herself piano and began writing songs. After attending high school and a community college, she teamed with guitarist Don Robinson and they made the 1989 album For the Children, which was released regionally. She spent a year in the Marines, stationed in Okinawa, among other places, and played in bands during this period. Returning to Minnesota, she attended the Police Academy and graduated, but decided not to pursue a career in law enforcement. Instead, she enrolled at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, where she studied art and began performing professionally at coffeehouses. In 1995, she made her first solo album, "Justice Hunter," which was released regionally. She moved back to the Ojibwe reservation and began performing around northern Minnesota. She sang three songs on the various-artists album "The Whispering Tree," released by the independent label Makoché, and Makoché signed her to a contract, giving her her first nationally distributed release, "The Heron Smiled," in 2000.


Saturday, February 23, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Winter Roots Festival

Downtown Marquette

$10 per button, free for under 12

A full-day of folk and roots music in downtown Marquette.  Workshops at Peter White Public Library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Music from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Peter White Public Library, Ore Dock Brewery and the Downtown Commons. Sponsored by the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center, Hiawatha Music Co-op, Marquette Downtown, City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, Marquette Symphony Orchestra, Ore Dock Brewing Company, Marquette Area Blue Festival, Peter White Public Library and Travel Marquette.


Friday, March 22, 1 p.m.

Analog to Digital Conversion Workshop

109 Learning Resources Center

Free and open to the public

Learn how to transfer those old analog mediums such as VHS, vinyl records, cassettes and films into digital, so that you can enjoy them on your computer, stereo or television.  Max Graves from NMU’s Audio/Visual Department, Tom Gillespie from the Center for Teaching and Learning and Dan Truckey, Beaumier Director, will show participants the techniques, equipment and software needed to get started.


Friday, April 5, 7:30 p.m.

Söndörgő live in Concert!

Kaufman Auditorium, 611 N. Front Street, Marquette

General Public- $15 adv./$17 door; Students and under 18 - $10 adv./$12 door.  Purchase at or at EZ ticket outlets.

The Beaumier Heritage Concert Series presents an exciting performance by the Hungarian folk group, Söndörgő. Friday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Kaufman Auditorium.

The brotherhood of virtuosity, contemporary inventions and respect - Söndörgő from Hungary combines these all brilliantly with their signature instrument, the Hungaro-Serbian tambura.

Discover with them the delicate beauty and fizzing energy of a different Balkan sound. Come and dance the čoček, drink palinka and get dizzy on Söndörgő’s extraordinary odd rhythms.


Saturday, April 13, 1 p.m.

Walking Through the Past: 70 Years of Architecture at NMU

Begins at Cohodas Hall, NMU

Free and open to the public.

In this walking tour of campus, Beaumier Center Director, Daniel Truckey, will tell you the history of NMU’s transformation from one, two-story brownstone classroom building to the large modern campus  of today. It will include historical tidbits about Northern’s most fascinating structures and the people who made them come to life.