November 2019: 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. Prices vary. Wednesday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. 340 Sixth St. 337-2610 or 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.

Caspian
• Iron County Historical Museum. This complex is the U.P.’s largest outdoor museum. Twenty-six buildings represent the industries of lumber, mining and transportation and include a homestead, cultural center and art complex. Prices vary. Friday through Sunday Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Off M-189 or two miles off US-2 at Iron River. 265-2617 or ironcountyhistoricalmuseum.org

Escanaba
• Delta County Historical Society – John Beaumier Museum and Sand Point Lighthouse. Daily, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sand Point (at the end of Ludington St.). 789-6790 or deltahistorical.org
• Delta County Historical Society Archives. Written documents and pictures depict Delta County history. Information is available on early settlements, railroads, lighthouses, businesses and industries, churches and schools. Monday through Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. Sand Point (at the end of Ludington St.). 789-6790 or 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 Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1404 E. Sharon Ave. 487-2572.
• 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 and Thursday, 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 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 kishamuseum.org

Laurium
• Laurium Manor Inn. Self-guided tours are available of this 45-room mansion built in 1908. Prices vary. Daily, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 320 Tamarack St. lauriummanorinn.com or 337-2549.

Marquette
• Beaumier Upper Peninsula Heritage Center.
– The 51st State? an exhibit exploring how Michigan became part of Michigan, initiatives to seperate the Upper and Lower Peninsula and other issues, will be on display through March 28.
Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. NMU. 227-1219 or nmu.edu/beaumier
• Marquette Regional History Center.
– Archeology on Ice, a traveling exhibit featuring artifacts recovered from emerging, melting glaciers from Alaska, will be on display through December 28.
– The Origins of Wildlife Photography will be on display through 2022.
The museum includes interactive displays as well as regional history exhibits. Prices vary. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 145 W. Spring St. marquettehistory.org or 226-3571.
• Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum. A variety of interactive exhibits offer learning through investigation and creativity. Prices vary. 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. Daily, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 73 Forge Rd. 475-7857.

Ontonagon
• Ontonagon County Historical Society Museum. Ontonagon-area exhibits include an exact replica of the Ontonagon boulder. Prices vary. Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 422 River St. 884-6165.

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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