Early Summer Ranger Programs at the Portage Lake District Library

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News Release Date: June 21, 2018

Contact: Christopher M. Amidon, 906-482-0984

HOUGHTON, MICH. –  In late June and early July, join Keweenaw National Historical Park Ranger Katie Keller for programs celebrating our local Keweenaw heritage. Programs are geared for families and youth ages 5 to 12. Programs are held on Tuesdays at 1 pm and average 45 minutes.

 

These early summer programs will be a four-part series entitled: Cousin Jacks and Jennies: Cornish in the Keweenaw. Explore what it meant to be a Cornish immigrant during the 19th century. After emigrating from Cornwall to the Keweenaw, discover what it was like to work in an underground copper mine, learn about cultural traditions brought from the home country, and experience Cornish heritage in the local area today.

 

Late June and Early July Programs at the Portage Lake District Library

·        June 19, Tuesday, 1 pm:  Cousin Jacks and Jennies: Cornish in the Keweenaw  Part I

·        June 26, Tuesday, 1 pm:  Cousin Jacks and Jennies: Cornish in the Keweenaw  Part II

·        July 3, Tuesday, 1 pm:  Cousin Jacks and Jennies: Cornish in the Keweenaw  Part III

·        July 10, Tuesday, 1 pm:  Cousin Jacks and Jennies: Cornish in the Keweenaw  Part IV

 

Programs held at the Portage Lake District Library will continue through July and August led by Isle Royale 

National Park rangers, and program specifics will be made available at a future time. For more information call 

(906) 482-0984.

 



Last updated: June 25, 2018

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