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Multimedia Presentations

Explore the many features of Keweenaw National Historical Park. These short multimedia presentations provide details on park places and stories. The videos average two to three minutes in length.

Multimedia Features
The Calumet Visitor Center

The Calumet Visitor Center in downtown Calumet.

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The Calumet Visitor Center at the Union Building
Built as a lodge for two fraternal organizations in 1888, the Union Building is now home to the Calumet Visitor Center. Three fully accessible floors house numerous museum pieces, interactive exhibits and films.
Running Time: 2:17 minutes

photo: Ranger Kristen Schmitt along Portage Lake near the Quincy Smelter.

Ranger Kristen Schmitt along Portage Lake near the Quincy Smelter

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Quincy Mine Site
Often referred to as Old Reliable, Quincy Mine was one of the longest running copper mines on Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula. Learn about some of the features of this
extensive site.

Running Time: 2:40 minutes

photo: Ranger Kristen Schmitt outside Quincy Mine's #2 Shaft-rockhouse.

Ranger Kristen Schmitt outside Quincy Mine's #2 Shaft-rockhouse

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A Copper Country Icon: Quincy Mine's Shaft-Rockhouse
Marking the entrances to the underground, shaft-rockhouses like the one remaining at Quincy Mine once stretched along the spine of the Keweenaw Peninsula. Take a closer look at this icon of the region's copper mining past.
Running Time: 2:25 minutes

Photo: Ranger Kristen on Mine Street with Calumet & Hecla Warehouse in the background.

Ranger Kristen walks along Mine Street with the Calumet & Hecla Warehouse #1 in the background.

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Remnants of Calumet & Hecla:
A Copper Mining Giant

Once the largest copper mining company on the Keweenaw Peninsula, Calumet & Hecla could not last after its copper fortune ran out. Join Ranger Kristen as she takes a look at the mine site and provides a brief overview of Calumet & Hecla's history.
Running Time: 2:52 minutes

photo: Ranger Kristen stands outside the Calumet Theatre

Ranger Kristen discusses Calumet's history outside the Calumet Theatre

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Calumet: Queen City of the Keweenaw
Calumet's proximity to the Calumet & Hecla Copper Mining Company resulted in a thriving community during the mining heyday. Now located within Keweenaw National Historical Park, join Ranger Kristen as she gives an overview of the village's history.
Running Time: 3:19 minutes


Future Features (currently in production)

The Timber Industry

Bats in Mines

Winter in the Keweenaw

Railroad Transportation

Quincy Smelter

What is Keweenaw National Historical Park




Did You Know?

Once the scene of buslting industry, the Quincy shaft-rock house at the number 2 shaft and accompanying hoist house sit silent today.

Despite ups and downs in copper production and prices, the Quincy Mining Company on Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula was able to pay its investors dividends nearly every year from 1862 to 1920, earning it the nickname "Old Reliable." The company closed in 1945, but continued to operate the smelter until 1971.