While the central focus of Keweenaw National Historical Park revolves around history of the region's copper mining industry, the reach of the copper resources and the industry extended far beyond the mines and workers.
The park and the Keweenaw Heritage Sites explore four primary stories or themes connected to copper mining. As more resources, research and staffing become available, these stories will be further developed in publications, exhibits, guided programs and web pages.
Did You Know?
Smelting is the process of heating processed copper ore to the melting point so that it can then be cast into ingots.