Follow the growth and development of the sport of skiing from its beginnings nearly 5,000 years ago to the present and beyond. There are over 100 displays including The Story of the 10th Mountain Division, Ski Fashions Throughout History, The Development of the Chairlift and lots more. Ishpeming is known as the "birthplace of organized skiing in America". In 1944, officials of the U.S. Ski Association suggested that a proposed U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame be built in Ishpeming. Built in 1953, The Ski Hall of Fame was housed in its first building until 1992, when it was moved to its present location, a building over five times as large as the original. The new building, with its striking architecture, new displays, gift shop and other amenities make a trip to the U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame a truly memorable experience.
Other History nearby:
(Covington) Covington Township Historical Society
(Baraga) Hanka Homestead Museum
(Caspian) Iron County Historical Museum
(Negaunee) Michigan Iron Industry Museum
(Baraga) Shrine of the Showshoe Priest
(Ishpeming) U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame Museum
12/11 Coming to The Ishpeming 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.