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Members of the Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association appeared at the Iron County Historical Museum’s Authors and Artists Day Event in Caspian on Saturday, July 19th. The historical museum’s first ever Authors and Artists Day Event featured  a wide variety of locally written books and other artisan crafts for sale, and artwork highlighting the LeBlanc & Giovanelli Galleries.

Kim Allen Wright, author of The Book, and his wife Sue Wright.

Kim Allen Wright, author of The Book, and his wife Sue Wright.

Tyler R. Tichelaar

Tyler R. Tichelaar, Marquette Fiction (with customer Maria)

Fred and Donna Winters

Fred and Donna Winters, Great Lakes Historical Romances

Maria Vezzetti Matson, author of Gelsomina's Story of Caesar Lucchesi: A True Tale of Italian Immigrants

Maria Vezzetti Matson, author of Gelsomina’s Story of Caesar Lucchesi: A True Tale of Italian Immigrants

Deborah Frontiera

Deborah Frontiera, Fighting CPS and other works

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Iron County Historical Museum

Iron County
Historical Museum

For Immediate Release

U.P. Authors Participate in First Annual Authors & Artists Day in Caspian, Michigan

July 10, 2014—Members of the Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association will be appearing at the Iron County Historical Museum’s Authors and Artists Day Event in Caspian on Saturday, July 19th. The historical museum’s first ever Authors and Artists Day Event will feature a wide variety of locally written books and other artisan crafts for sale, and artwork highlighting the LeBlanc & Giovanelli Galleries.

U.P. native Tyler Tichelaar of Marquette will have available his many local history books including The Marquette Trilogy and My Marquette as well as his new historical fantasy novel, Arthur’s Legacy: The Children of Arthur, Book One.

Children’s author, Gretchen Preston, of Harvey, will showcase her Valley Cats series of beautifully illustrated local chapter books and their accompanying artwork. She will also have audio CDs to purchase of her first book.

Donna Winters, of Garden, and author of the Great Lakes Romances series, will autograph copies of her historical romances set in various locations around the U.P. and Lower Michigan. Donna will also be available to autograph her non-fiction titles: Adventures With Vinnie, the story of the U.P. shelter dog who taught her to expect the unexpected, and Picturing Fayette, a photo book of stunning views taken at the Fayette Historic Town site on the Garden Peninsula.

Bessemer’s Allen Wright will be on hand to sign copies of his new book, titled The Book, which explores the writing of the Old Testament, offering commentary, as well as pondering the reasons why the Bible was really written.

The Copper Country is represented by Deborah K. Frontiera. Deborah will bring a variety of books including: a children’s picture book set on Isle Royale; historical fiction for middle grade readers (and up) set in the Copper Country; a collection of historical photos by J. W. Nara; and a little “outside the box” young adult fantasy trilogy.

Join these U.P. authors in Caspian, Michigan at the Iron County Historical Museum from 1-4 p.m. Central time on July 19th. They will be happy to autograph and personalize purchased books for you. A portion of their proceeds will be donated back to the Iron County Historical Museum for its programming and other expenses.

Come find the next book on your summer reading list, the perfect holiday gift for a loved one, or your new favorite book! Rain or shine, you will find the authors and their books inside the museum waiting for you!

For more information about Authors and Artists Day, contact the Iron County Historical Museum at www.ironcountyhistoricalmuseum.org or (906) 265-2617. For more information about the U.P. Publishers and Authors Association, visit http://www.uppaa.org

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Attention Authors, Artists… Illustrators included…
As the co-manager of the Apple Blossom Gifts, Books & Collectibles Shop at the Iron County Historical Museum & a special events volunteer I had hoped to pass the word at the conference today about an upcoming event, here in the Iron River area…Caspian, Michigan.
We welcome authors, Artists & Illustrators to join in on an upcoming 1st time ever Authors & Artists Day event. We will be hosting this new event on Saturday, July 19th. It is a “Bring your own books &/or Illustrations to sign & sell event” No charge for your table space, 4-8 feet depending on number of participants & your needs. We simply ask that each participant make a few dollar donation to our non-profit museum in lieu of space & consider donating a book or piece of your choice to our shop for a sale in the future to our shoppers. We also will be glad to give consideration of books to be left with us on consignment. It is our goal to promote Northwoods authors & artists including illustrators, because they too are artists! Photographers are welcome as well!!! Pass the word. A marketing flyer will be emailed to UPPAA the first part of June. Names of pre-registered participants can be included upon request. Contact the museum director. ASAP.
Please note: Marcia Bernhardt, founder of the Iron County Historical Museum has been a member of UPPAA for a GOOD NUMBER of years. Her historical books on Barns, Mines & Logging are listed for sale on your website as well as on our museum site http://www.ironcountyhistoricalmuseum.org/  Please update the museum email address as noted below also found on our website & Facebook page – Iron County Historical Museum Society.
Feel free to contact either myself or the museum director at your convenience … Faye Ballinger fballinger@sbcglobal.net or home 906-265-5637 7 am – 7 pm leave a message to request more info. Weekdays – Museum director, Bernadette Passamani   Mon-Fri 9 am – 4 pm call 906-265-2617 or email
Event Location Iron County Historical Museum, Bernhardt Cultural Center – 100 Brady Ave, Caspian, MI 49915 (1 mile south of US 2 in Iron River, MI)
Thanks for promoting the Upper Peninsula & surrounding area during your events, Tootles, Faye B.

 

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Where the Wind Blows

Where the Wind Blows

July 3, 2013

IRON MOUNTAIN – Iron Mountain author Ida M. Nord has released her fourth book, now available at book stores throughout the Upper Peninsula and Northeast Wisconsin.

Where the Wind Blows” offers a glance into the world of Seth Lemire, a soldier who is wounded in Afghanistan. While he recovers at a German hospital, Seth flashes back to his teenage memories of growing up in Negaunee, Michigan and northern Dickinson County, enjoying everything the outdoors has to offer with his family and friends – mainly his cousin and best friend, Allie.

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Please Come To the Iron County Historical and Museum Society Special Event

 The 50th Anniversary Celebration Begins:

 Bernhardt Book Signing

Preserving & Sharing Our Iron County Heritage

Saturday, Oct 13, 2012

1 pm: Book signing by Harold & Marcia Bernhardt

 Approximately 2:15 pm:

 There will be a dramatic performance about organizing The very 1st Society meeting, which occurred during

October, 1962 and memorable events thru December, 1964

(A fun historical revue)

 Reception to follow

 IRON COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

100 Brady Avenue Caspian, MI 49915

(906) 265-2617

Website: www.ironcountyhistoricalmuseum.org

email: info@ironcountyhistoricalmuseum.org

 

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Iron County Historical Museum

Iron County Historical Museum

The Iron County Museum and the Iron County Genealogical Society enjoy a special relationship. The archives in the Research Center at the Museum contain thousands of obituaries, family and individual biographies, oral histories, census records. Copies of The Iron County Reporter going back to 1927, the Crystal Falls newspaper, The Diamond Drill, on microfilm, donated yearbooks from local high schools, as well as genealogy books and displays by Wayne Ohlsson, Dave DeRoche, and Louella Williams are also available. A number of books written by local authors such as Frames for the Future, More Than Just a Farmer, From Pine to Popple, and many others, contain a history of the area and are available to be purchased.

Dale Safford, our “Cemetery Lady”, has conducted tours of the Iron River Cemetery, the Bates Cemetery, and the Stambaugh Cemetery where she highlights early settlers and provides anecdotes about them. Her next tour will be offered in the spring at Resthaven Cemetery. Dale has researched and documented burials in the local cemeteries and that infor-mation can be found on line at “find a grave.com” as well as in our museum archives.

So, you see, the Museum and the Genealogical have a symbiotic relationship. We invite you to use all the Museum’s resources when researching your family’s history.

–Harriet Fiorani, Trustee

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