December 2017 Museums

Big Bay

Big Bay Lighthouse. The grounds of the 1896 lighthouse are open year-round. 3 Lighthouse Rd. 345-9957.

Calumet

Calumet Theatre. Both self-guided and guided tours of this historic theatre built in 1900 are available. Self-guided tours: youth 2 and younger, free; 3 to 15, $2; adults, $4. Guided tours: youth 2 and younger, free; 3 to 15, $3; adults, $6. Wednesday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. 340 Sixth St. 337-2610 or www.calumettheatre.com

International Frisbee Hall of Fame and Museum. Learn about the history of Guts Frisbee. Days and hours vary. Open when events are held. Second floor ballroom, Calumet Colosseum, Red Jacket Rd. 281-7625.

Escanaba

Delta County Historical Society Archives. Written documents and pictures depict Delta County history. Information is available on early settlements, railroads, lighthouses, business and industry, churches and schools. Mondays, 1 to 4 p.m. Sand Point (at the end of Ludington St.). 789-6790 or www.deltahistorical.org

Houghton

A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum. View the largest collection of minerals from the Great Lakes region and the world’s finest collection of Michigan minerals. Exhibits educate visitors on how minerals are formed, fluorescent minerals and minerals from around the world. Tuesday through Satuday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1404 E. Sharon Ave. 487-2572 or www.museum.mtu.edu

Carnegie Museum. Features rotating displays of local history, natural science and culture. The Science Center is dedicated to interactive exhibits about science for kids. Tuesday and Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. 105 Huron St. 482-7140.

MTU Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections. Features a variety of historical memorabilia, highlighting life in the Copper Country. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lower level of the J.R. Van Pelt Library, MTU. 487-3209.

Ishpeming

Ishpeming Area Historical Society Museum. New exhibits include a military exhibit and artifacts from the Elson Estate. Donations appreciated. Monday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment. Gossard Building, Suite 303, 308 Cleveland Ave.

U.S. National Ski Hall & Snowboard Hall of Fame & Museum. The museum features more than 300 Hall of Fame inductees, presented in photographs and biographies, and displays and exhibits of skiing history and equipment, an extensive library, video show, gift shop, special events and more. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. US-41 and Third St. 485-6323 or www.skihall.com

K.I. Sawyer

K.I. Sawyer Heritage Air Museum. The museum promotes and preserves the aviation history the air base brought to the area. Air Force-related materials are on display, including photographs, flags, medals and more. Wednesday through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. 402 Third St. 362-3531 or www.kishamuseum.org

Laurium

Laurium Manor Inn. Self-guided tours are available of this 45-room mansion built in 1908. Youth 5 and younger, free; students, $4; adults, $7. Daily, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 320 Tamarack St. 337-2549 or www.lauriummanorinn.com

Marquette

Beaumier Upper Peninsula Heritage Center.

– The Cold War in the U.P., featuring exhibits and displays with information on the Upper Peninsula’s role in the Cold War, will be on display through March 31, 2018.

Three separate collections focus on cultural artifacts relating to ethnic, religious and social diversity in the U.P. Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gries Hall, NMU. 227-3212 or www.nmu.edu/beaumier

Marquette Regional History Center.

– Logging Marks, featuring history of U.P. logging, will be on display through December 30.

The museum includes interactive displays as well as regional history exhibits. 12 and younger, $2; 13 to 18, $3; seniors, $6; adults, $7. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 145 W. Spring St. 226-3571 or www.marquettehistory.org

Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum. A variety of interactive exhibits offer learning through investigation and creativity. Members, free; Nonmembers, youth younger than 2, free; 2 and older, $6. Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. 123 W. Baraga Ave. 226-3911.

Munising

Alger County Historical Society Heritage Center. Exhibits include the Grand Island Recreation Area, Munising Woodenware Company, barn building, homemaking, sauna and more. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 3 p.m. 1496 Washington St. 387-4308.

Negaunee

Michigan Iron Industry Museum. In the forested ravines of the Marquette Iron Range, the museum overlooks the Carp River and the site of the first iron forge in the Lake Superior region. Museum exhibits, audio-visual programs and outdoor interpretive paths depict the large-scale capital and human investment that made Michigan an industrial leader. The museum is one of 10 museums and historic sites administered by the Michigan Historical Center. Daily, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 73 Forge Rd. 475-7857.

Ontonagon

Ontonagon County Historical Society Museum. Ontonagon-area exhibits include an exact replica of the Ontonagon boulder. Museum tour $3; Lighthouse tour, $5. Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 422 River St. 884-6165 or www.ontonagonmuseum.org

Wakefield

Wakefield Historical Society Museum. This turn-of-the-century home features two floors of exhibits depicting life when mining and logging were the basis of the area’s economy. Tuesday through Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. CDT. 306 Sunday Lake Street. 224-8151.

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