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    Keweenaw

    National Historical Park Michigan

Fourth Thursday in History: Historic Home Movies

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Date: February 19, 2010
Contact: Dan Johnson, (906) 337-3168

Come watch the Keweenaw's history come to life! Keweenaw National Historical Park staff will show silent home movies from the 1930s through the 1960s, including scenes from Isle Royale, Keweenaw County, and Calumet area. Park archivist Jeremiah Mason will also offer advice on how to take care of your own home movies to ensure their survival for decades to come.

This event will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 25, 2010 at Keweenaw National Historical Park headquarters, located at 25970 Red Jacket Road in Calumet, Michigan. It is part of the Fourth Thursday in History speaker series sponsored by Keweenaw National Historical Park.

This evening is part of the Fourth Thursday in History speaker series sponsored by Keweenaw National Historical Park. The Fourth Thursday in History series arranges public presentations on important aspects of Copper Country and regional history, including techniques for historic preservation. Presentations are scheduled in venues throughout the Keweenaw Peninsula, particularly at historic sites associated with specific topics. They are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Keweenaw National Historical Park at (906) 337-3168.

Did You Know?

A small memorial park in Calumet, Michigan where the Italian Hall once stood is for the 74 people killed in a stampede on Dec. 24, 1913.

Woody Guthrie's song "1913 Massacre" brought attention to a tragedy that occurred in Calumet, Michigan on December 24, 1913 during a bitter copper miner's strike. Reports claim that a shout of fire caused panic at a party at the Italian Hall. 73 people died in the stampede down the steep stairway.