Keweenaw NHP Archives
The park's Education Plan is product of numerous educators and park staff working together to help direct the future educational endeavors at the Park. It identifies the education projects that are proposed, in progress and those that have been completed. You will find helpful park themes and educational goals along with comprehensive reading list with brief descriptions of each title in this document.
These booklets contain maps, photos, and general information that guide visitors, school groups, and educators to the resources of the Calumet Unit of the park. To download lower resolution Adobe pdfs of these booklets, click on the title above. You can also purchase printed versions of these booklets from the Isle Royale and Keweenaw Parks Association bookstore.
Join park rangers as they explore the many features of Keweenaw National Historical Park. These short videos provide details on park places and stories. The videos average two minutes in length and are written and presented by park staff. The first videos are up with more to come.
Copper Mining History Timeline
This web-based version of an exhibit at the park information desk located at the Quincy Mine Gift Shop provides a historic overview of the copper mining story of the Keweenaw Peninsula. Click on the Copper Mining History Timeline title above to view the link.
Park Overview Powerpoint
Teachers can request a CD of this 45-minute presentation which provides an overview of the copper mining history of the Keweenaw Peninsula. The slide show contains both historic and present day images and includes information about Keweenaw National Historical Park. To request a copy, call Kathleen Harter, Chief of Interpretation and Education at (906) 483-3024.
Did You Know?
The Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan was home to one of our nation's first mineral rushes. Prospectors seeking copper travelled there in the middle 1840's, a few years before the "49'ers" sought gold out west. The story of this rush is told today at Keweenaw National Historical Park.