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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.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed a broad executive order with actions taken to stem the spread of the COVID-19 by limiting opportunity for people to gather. Her EO included closing restaurants, bars, cafes, gyms, movie theaters, libraries and museums effective immediately through April 13.

Beaumier Center

Gallery Hours:

Monday through Friday - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Saturday - 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 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.


Sonderegger Symposium Presentations from 2019 and previous years can be view at this link.

On-Line Exhibitions link.

Current exhibitions include:

The 51st State?

The Immigration Experience

Ghost Towns of the Upper Peninsula

Music in the Pines: A history of the Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival

U.P. Power!: High School Sports in the U.P.


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