Marking 100 years

An exhibit in Marquette History Museum in 1964.

by Trinity Carey

Photos courtesy of Marquette Regional History Center

The Marquette Regional History Center (MRHC) is making history of its own as it will celebrate the organization’s 100th-year anniversary with the coming of the new year.

In June of 1918, 18 history directors from around the county believed the Marquette area contained such a rich history that it was in need of an organization to preserve and interpret all its stories. Since then, the history center has undergone three rebrandings and location changes.

The organization first opened as the Marquette County Historical Society, then became the Marquette History Museum before the move to its current location on Spring Street in 2011 as the Marquette Regional History Center.

“When we moved to this location we decided that we wanted people to be aware that we were not just Marquette or Marquette County, but that we’re a regional source for information,” said MRHC special program director Kaye Hiebel…

To read the full story, please pick up a copy of this months Marquette Monthly at one of our distribution outlets.

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