NOTE: This is not an official UPPAA event however there may be an opportunity to co-exhibit your books at a UPPAA vendor booth. Contact Tyler Tichelaar at Marquette Fiction for details on exhibit co-op book display.
Upper Peninsula History Conference Marks 62nd Year June 17-19, 2011
MARQUETTE-The Historical Society of Michigan’s 62nd annual Upper Peninsula History Conference will be held June 17-19, 2011 in Marquette. The conference is hosted and sponsored by the Marquette Regional History Center. The event is also sponsored by Northern Michigan University and the Marquette Country Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The three-day event will begin Friday morning with a pre-conference workshop discussing various aspects of exhibit development. Later in the afternoon, attendees can elect to attend one of two tours. While “Anatomy of a Murder” will take visitors on a tour of the historic Marquette County Courthouse (the setting of both the real-life trials as well as scenes used in the movie), a second tour will take participants to the Maritime Museum, Marquette Harbor Lighthouse, and the Frazier Boathouse. The evening will come to a close with an outdoor fish fry at the Marquette Commons, followed by a performance by Les Ross Sr. and the Finnish American All-Stars.
On Saturday, speakers will present lectures and sessions that consider various aspects of Marquette and Upper Peninsula history. These sessions will cover topics such as turning tips on UP history into compelling stories, Native American archaeology, the role played by the UP during the American Civil War, Blaney Park Resort, the life of the French-Canadian voyageurs, an oral history
of the Gossard Girls, the French Jesuit rings of Goose Lake Plains, and the use of local history in novels and plays. Attendees can also take part in a 3-D photographic presentation on the Lake Superior area or participate in mini-workshops covering topics such as developing downtown historic districts, connecting schools and communities with local history, and the digitization of historical material.
Tours of the Marquette Regional History Center will be provided in the late afternoon, and the evening ends with the Upper Peninsula History Awards Banquet. There, HSM will present the Charles Follo and Superior Awards. Afterward, keynote speaker Frederick Stonehouse will present a lecture concerning the men of the US Life-Saving Service in Lake Superior.
On Sunday morning, the conference will end with a guided tour of downtown Marquette.
Registration for the three-day event (including three meals, all sessions and events except pre-conference workshops and tours) is $109 for members of the Historical Society of Michigan. The non-member rate is $139, which is includes a one-year HSM membership. Admission for Saturday-only (not including the Saturday evening awards banquet) is $69 for HSM members. The non-member rate is $99, which includes a one-year HSM membership. A discount on conference registration is available to Marquette County residents in honor of our host institution. All pre-conference tours are $15 each (full conference registration is required). The pre-conference workshop is $15 with conference registration. Without conference registration, the workshop is $25 for HSM members and $35 for non-members.
The Historical Society of Michigan
5815 Executive Dr.
Lansing, MI 48911
Phone: (517) 324-1828
FAX: (517) 324-4370