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Contact: Wyndeth Davis, 906-483-3020
Keweenaw National Historical Park and Michigan Technological University's Industrial Heritage and Archaeology Program are both 25 years old this year! To celebrate this milestone, everyone is invited to participate in programs and discussions and attend presentations and special events. Local residents, former students, community members, and visitors to the area are all encouraged to be part of this festive celebration. On Friday evening Dr. Krysta Ryzewski will provide a talk titled, Preserving Legendary 20 th -century Sites in Detroit: the Role of Archaeology in Post-Industrial Communities. Dr. Ryzewski is the Associate Professor of Archaeology at Wayne State University. Her presentation will begin at 4:00p.m. in the East Reading Room of the Van Pelt and Opie Library on the Michigan Technological University campus. Saturday events take place in Calumet at the Calumet Theatre and the National Park Service Visitor Center. From 9:00am – 3:30pm, there will be a series of engaging panel discussions on the theatre stage that cover topics from partnerships, to Keweenaw History, to envisioning the park in the next 25 years. Local residents and visitors are encouraged to come and participate in the conversations and other opportunities to offer input throughout the day. At 4:00pm., Sande McDermott, retired Deputy Associate Director for Cultural Resources with the National Park Service, will take the stage and provide a keynote presentation that wraps up the event. An informal social with cake will follow at the Calumet Visitor center from 5:00-6:00pm.