Arts & Culture

ISHPEMING, MI--   The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame has been awarded a grant to improve its grounds.  

The $30,000 comes from the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs.  It will be used to change the look of the landscaping, as two roundabouts will be constructed on either side of the building this coming spring.  The hall’s parking lots will be revamped, new signage will be placed, and a sculpture will be put in front of the building.

Dr. Marty Reinhardt, Associate Professor in Northern Michigan University's Center for Native American 

Studies, speaks with Nicole Walton about his part in an upcoming conference in Marquette.  

On September 26 St. Paul's Episcopal Church will hold Weaving a Tapestry of Respect and Dignity: A Focus on Racism and Racial Reconciliation.  Reinhardt and his class will talk about integrating Native American history and culture into educational materials.

  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.