July 31, 2015
Mike Pflaum Selected as Superintendent of Badlands National Park
Mike Pflaum, a 35-year veteran of the National Park Service (NPS), has been selected as the new Superintendent of Badlands National Park. Pflaum has served as the Superintendent of Keweenaw National Historical Park in Calumet, Michigan since January, 2011, with an intervening assignment at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Pflaum begins his new assignment on August 23, 2015.
July 16, 2015
Fourth Thursday in History: A Century of Agriculture in the Upper Peninsula
Join Andrea and Scott Corpolongo Smith of Wintergreen Farm for a brief overview of U.P. farming during the last century. Stay for the tour after their presentation, where you can get your hands dirty and experience a bit of agriculture today!
July 15, 2015
Copper Country Scavenger Hunt Activity Book
The Copper Country Scavenger Hunt Makes History Fun—and a Bit Competitive!
What did miners put in their lunch pails to keep their pasties warm? Who rescued 24 people and a dog from the shipwreck L.C. Waldo in 1913? Children of all ages have a chance to win a prize by finding the answers to questions like these at the park’s Keweenaw Heritage Sites and completing the Copper County Scavenger Hunt.
June 24, 2015
NPS Announces Centennial Challenge Projects
From trail repairs to new wayside interpretive panels, road and bridge repairs and restoring the most photographed barn in America, the National Park Service announced $26 million for more than 100 initiatives that will help parks prepare for centennial visitors.
June 04, 2015
NPS’s Calumet Visitor Center Hours and Temporary Exhibit
If you’re in the Calumet area, consider visiting Keweenaw National Historical Park’s Calumet Visitor Center. Filled with 6,000 square feet of interactive exhibits, hundreds of photographs, and detailed historical architecture, this building and the exhibits are certain to keep you busy for a morning or afternoon. The Visitor Center is open seven days a week from May 17 – October 3, 2015. Hours are 9-5 EDT.