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    Keweenaw

    National Historical Park Michigan

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 five minutes in length.

Open captioning is available for all videos published 2014 and later.

 
Multimedia Features
 
The Keweenaw Landscape

The Keweenaw landscape and Portage waterway in summer.

NPS Photo

Landscapes of the Keweenaw

Join us as we examine the ways mining has shaped the current landscape of the Keweenaw Peninsula.

Running Time: 4:43 minutes




 
The Quincy Round House

A Quincy locomotive sits outside the Engine House.

NPS Photo

Railways of the Keweenaw

Railways were essential to move people and materials. Learn how the railways of the Keweenaw have evolved over time, from the mid 1800s to the present day.

Running Time: 4:02 minutes


 
Little Brown bat

A Little Brown bat is examined.

US Fish and Wildlife Service Photo

Historic Habitat: A New Use for an Old Mine

Former copper mines have have become home to thousands of bats in the Keweenaw.

Running time: 3:39 minutes






 
Project Sisu

Project Sisu at the beach in Keweenaw County.

NPS Photo

Project Sisu

Project Sisu occurred during the summer of 2013 and was intended to help area youth find sisu in themselves, each other, and the local community.

Running Time: 7:46 minutes







 
The Smelter in Autumn

The Quincy Smelter in autumn.

NPS Photo

The Quincy Smelter: From Ore to Ingot

Within the Park's Quincy Unit, the Quincy smelter is the best remaining example of a turn of the 20th century copper mine smelting site.

Running Time: 3:45 minutes




 
The Calumet Visitor Center

The Calumet Visitor Center in downtown Calumet.

NPS Photo

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

NPS Photo

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

NPS Photo

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.

NPS Photo

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

NPS Photo

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

 

Did You Know?

Autumn leaves provide a backdrop for the Quincy Smelting Works located along Portage Lake across from Houghton, Michigan.

The Quincy Smelting Works is the only copper smelter in the Great Lakes region still standing in substantial condition. It reflects the technology of the time, the industrial processes critical to the industry and the workplace of the people who produced copper for industrial and domestic uses. More...