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Park Welcomes New Historical Architect

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Date: January 5, 2021
Contact: Wyndeth Davis, Superintendent, 906-483-3020

(Calumet, MI) John Arnold has been selected to serve as the Keweenaw National Historical Park Historical Architect.


“I’m very excited to join the team at Keweenaw National Historical Park,” John said about the appointment. “The Keweenaw is a truly special place, and I look forward to working with the community to preserve and rehabilitate the historical buildings of the Copper Country.”


“We are pleased to welcome John to the park in this new role,” said Wyndeth Davis, KNHP Superintendent, “he brings a wealth of skill and experience gained in previous architectural and historic preservation work. That skill and experience will prove essential in the park’s quest to preserving the story of the Copper Country as told in local architecture. John’s work will include guiding new and ongoing projects in the Calumet and Quincy units of the park, as well as providing technical assistance to Keweenaw Heritage Sites, community partners, citizens and organizations throughout the Keweenaw.”


Hailing originally from Alaska, John came to the Keweenaw by way of Washington state, where he worked as an architect for many years before returning to school for a masters of science in historic preservation at the University of Oregon. While there, he learned of Michigan Technological University’s PhD program in Industrial Heritage & Archeology, and after a consequential visit during mud season, he and his wife Emily moved to the Keweenaw in the fall of 2013. They both soon fell in love with the place and the people, and the deep and rich history of the Copper Country.


For more information contact Keweenaw National Historical Park at

Last updated: January 5, 2021

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