WWI REMEMBRANCE

A commemorative display at Houghton’s Carnegie Museum shares stories of local men who served as soldiers during the first World War.

Story and photos by Deborah K. Frontiera

Two years ago, Sue Collins, an associate professor in the Humanities Department at Michigan Technological University, came up with the idea of a community-wide commemoration of the end of World War I and the Copper Country’s involvement in it. She formed a core committee of community members, including MTU, the Carnegie Museum in Houghton and Finlandia University. To keep planned events free and open to the public, funding came from the Michigan Humanities Council (an affiliate of the National Endowment of Humanities), both universities and other sources (a complete list of sponsors can be seen at ww1cc.mtu.edu)…

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