Set amidst the forested ravines of the Marquette
Iron Range, the Michigan Iron Industry Museum overlooks the Carp River and the site of the first iron forge in the Lake Superior region. There, from 1848 to 1855, the Jackson
Iron Company and others manufactured wrought iron from local ore and demonstrated the high quality of Michigan's iron ore deposits. Today, the museum tells the story of Michigan's three iron ranges and the people who worked them, through museum exhibits, audio visual programs, and outdoor interpretive trails. The museum traces the story of iron in Michigan, from geologic origins to the 20th century, exploring the impact of the Michigan industry on the nation, the mining firms, people, and communities of the Upper Peninsula.
Other History nearby:
(Covington) Covington Township Historical Society
(Baraga) Hanka Homestead Museum
(Negaunee) Michigan Iron Industry Museum
(Baraga) Shrine of the Showshoe Priest
(Ishpeming) U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame Museum
11/16 Coming to The Negaunee area
Great Northern Beer Festival Eagle River WI June8 The Great Northern Beer Festival is a great opportunity to try many
different styles of beers from many different breweries.
Finnfest USA Hancock MI June19-23 FinnFest USA is a festival with strong academic, cultural, and commerce components presenting Finnish and Finnish American culture and heritage.
Ishpeming's Italian Fest Ishpeming MI July27 Visitors can once again enjoy homemade Italian food cooked by the Valela sisters (Teresa Bertucci, Catherine Carlson, Clara Joseph and Mary Jacobson). In addition, various vendors will be serving cudighis, Italian sandwiches, hot dogs, sno cones, ice cream novelties and much more.
Pig in the Pines Ribfest St. Germain WI August1-3 The 9th Annual Pig In The Pines RibFest features award winning ribs, live music every day, family attractions and an all-around good time.