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Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center

The Beaumier Upper Peninsula Heritage Center is a historical museum and educational facility on the campus of Northern Michigan University. The mission of the U.P. Heritage Center is to promote and preserve the history and culture of the Upper Peninsula through an active slate of exhibitions and engaging public programs for the whole region. The center also collects and preserves artifacts related to the history of Northern Michigan University. The center maintains a gallery in Gries Hall and several other displays throughout campus.

Due to the increasing rate of Covid-19 infections in Marquette County, Northern Michigan University is closing all of its buildings to non-NMU students, faculty and staff. This means the general public will not be able to visit the Museum until after the New Year. We are sorry for the inconvenience and look forward to opening again for the public in 2021.


Beaumier Alumni Welcome and U.P. Heritage Center:


Monday through Friday - 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturdays - 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Free and open to the public.


Visitor Parking Portal: 

Visitors can get a free parking pass on-line before they come to campus.

Go to this link to register your vehicle. https://nmu.t2hosted.com/Account/Portal


To contact the staff, please call 906-227-3212 or e-mail heritage@nmu.edu.

COVID-19 Collecting Intiative

Go to this link.


Sonderegger Symposium 2020

November 6, 8:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Go to this link to watch all the sessions.

On-Line Exhibitions link.



Heritage Center Collections

The Upper Peninsula Collection consists of material culture artifacts relating to the ethnic, religious and social diversity of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. These include a wide array of artifacts such as household pieces, clothing, arts and crafts, symbolic items, recreational equipment and just about anything that is related to the history of the Upper Peninsula’s people. Do you have something to donate? Learn more.

Beaumier U.P. Heritage CenterGries Hall906-227-3212heritage@nmu.edu