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Contact: Kathleen Harter, 906-483-3024
The Keweenaw Peninsula is known for its scenic beauty, recreational activities, and copper mining heritage. While the area has many historic homes, buildings, and landscapes connected to the mining past, there is a great deal that is missing today. Historic photographs provide insight into the area's history but identifying present day locations can be difficult. Lynette Webber, park ranger at Keweenaw National Historical Park, uses a Photoshop technique to overlay historic photos onto present day images. Lynette uses this technique to rediscover lost buildings, features, and people from historic photos and helps audiences imagine the past. This popular photo series called #MissingintheCopperCountry has already focused on the Village of Calumet, Quincy Hill's industrial landscape, and the Quincy milling location of Mason.
Join Lynette this Thursday as she presents some of her favorite and more popular photos from the series. Lynette will also share field notes and how she researches her photographs. This visual presentation will take place at 7:00 pm on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at the Franklin Township Hall, located at 49850 U.S. Hwy 41in Hancock, Michigan. The event is free and open to the public.
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.
For further information, including specific directions to this event, contact Keweenaw National Historical Park at (906) 337-3168 or check the web at www.nps.gov/kewe.