Arts & Culture

  NMU's U.P. Beaumier Heritage Center Director Dan Truckey stopped by our studios to talk about "Off the Grid: Living Off the Land" an exhibit coming to the center in October.

If you'd like to contact Dan Truckey about being a part of the exhibit, call him at (906)227-1219, or email him at or

Boathouse that serves as museum reopens after upgrades

Aug 12, 2015

EAGLE HARBOR, MI (AP)--   A boathouse at Eagle Harbor State Dock in Michigan's Upper Peninsula that serves as a museum has reopened after getting some upgrades.  

The state Department of Natural Resources says the boathouse reopened last month after its new cedar shingle roof was installed. The boathouse was preserved by the Keweenaw County Historical Society, which operates the Life-Saving Station Museum.

The old roof had been in place for 77 years, since the boathouse was built. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Van Riper to hold "Moosic" and arts festival

Aug 10, 2015

CHAMPION TOWNSHIP, MI (AP)--   A festival featuring music, arts and crafts is planned next weekend at Van Riper State Park in Marquette County.  

The Moosic & Arts Festival takes place Saturday at the park in Champion Township.

The state Department of Natural Resources says the festival runs from 12:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the day-use area of the park. Performers, artisans and vendors will be on hand.

There is no charge to participate in the festival, but a Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry to Van Riper State Park.

ST. IGNACE, MI (AP)--   It was a Michigan invasion of Mini Coopers.  

More than 1,300 Minis crossed the Mackinac Bridge in northern Michigan on Saturday but fell short of the world record. In 2009, 1,450 Minis drove single-file in London.

The Bay City Times says there were license plates from Alaska, Texas, California and Colorado. St. Ignace Mayor Paul Grondin says the line of cars seemed endless.

The drive across the bridge went from Mackinaw City to St. Ignace.

Iron Ore Heritage Trail tours planned in July

Jun 29, 2015

NEGAUNEE, MI (AP)--   Bike tours are planned next month along a trail network that connects historic sites across the Marquette Iron Range. 

The tours hosted by the Michigan Iron Industry Museum take place July 10th, 17th and 24th.

The tours begin at the museum and then follow along the Iron Ore Heritage Trail, which highlights historic sites and human stories from the area.