KCHS Events for Summer 2017

KCHS Calendar Summer 2017

Sunday June 11: The following museums open:

  • Bammert Blacksmith Shop opens, M-26 Phoenix, 8 AM–6 PM daily
  • Phoenix Church of the Assumption opens, U.S. 41 Phoenix, 8 AM–6 PM daily
  • Eagle Harbor Lighthouse Complex opens, including the Eagle Harbor Lighthouse, Commercial Fishing Museum, Maritime Museum, and the Keweenaw History Museum; Hours for June, Sept., and October are 12-5 PM with docents present. July and August hours are 10 AM-5 PM , Mon-Sat and Noon-5 on Sunday, with docents present. Adult admission $5, children   and KCHS members free
  • Life-Saving Museum at Eagle Harbor – from 9 AM to 6 PM daily.
  • Rathbone Schoolhouse opens, Eagle Harbor, 10 AM–5 PM, daily
  • Central Mine Visitor Center, House #61 and House #25 open, 9 AM–5 PM daily, Docents present when available

Wednesday June 14: – Eagle River Museum opens, Eagle River Community Center, open Wed./Fri./Sat. 12–4 PM, Docents present
Saturday, June 17– School at Gay museum opens, Gay, Michigan, regular hours -Wed. and Sat. 12–3 PM, docents present
Wednesday, June 28 & Thursday, June 29, Adventures in History, A Woven Rag Rug Workshop for Beginners, Wed. & Thurs,
Historic Gay School Museum, Gay Mich., Fee: $12.00($10 KCHS members)
See the Adventures in History page for details.
Wednesday June 28:- Adventures in History: She’s Not As Shiny As She Used To Be: The Shipwreck Story of the City of Bangor, Wednesday, June 28, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Copper Harbor Community Building, Fee: $6.00 ($5 KCHS members)
See the Adventures in History page for details.
Tuesday, July 4:- School at Gay Museum Special Open House, Gay Michigan, open. 12–3 PM, docents present
Tuesday July 11,- Adventures in History, Map Your History with the Keweenaw Time Traveler, Tuesday, July 11, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Eagle Harbor Community Building, Fee: $6.00 ($5 KCHS members)
See the Adventures in History page for details.
Sunday July 23– Blessing of the Animals, Phoenix Church, 1:30–3:30 PM
Tuesday, July 25,- Adventures in History, I worked underground in a Michigan Copper Mine, Tuesday, July 25, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Eagle Harbor Community Building, Fee: $6.00 ($5 KCHS members)
See the Adventures in History page for details.
Sunday July 30– 110th Annual Central Church Reunion and Cornish Tea, Central Mine; church services at 9AM & 11 AM, Cornish Tea at Visitor’s Center 10 AM–1 PM
Tuesday, August 8– Adventures in History, Missing In The Copper Country, Tuesday Aug 8, 7:00 PM  – 9:00 PM, Eagle Harbor Community Building, Fee: $6.00 ($5 KCHS members)
See the Adventures in History page for details.
Friday, August 11– Jazz Central, jazz concert at Central Mine, upper parking lot, 6-10 PM
Click here for a printable poster  with the details.
Saturday-Sunday August 12-13– Eagle Harbor Art Fair, Saturday 10 AM-5 PM, Sunday 12-4 PM
Wednesday August 17– Volunteer Appreciation Party, at the Eagle River Museum,  7–9 PM
Saturday August 19- Adventures in History, Music of Keweenaw’s Historic Past, Saturday, August 19, 2:00-4:00 PM, Eagle River Museum, Fee: $6.00 ($5 KCHS members)
See the Adventures in History page for details.
Sunday August 20– Phoenix Church Open House, 1-4 PM
Saturday & Sunday, September 2 & 3, Art and History at Central Mine Village featuring Photography by Scott Wendt – Two Guys Photography  noon to 4:00 p.m.
For over thirty years, Scott has loved the Keweenaw and found himself smothered in the embrace of Superior’s blue, pondering ancient geological formations, and adventuring through deep boreal tangles and decaying mining ruins of ghost towns such as Central Mine. Photographing this enchanted land, capturing the Keweenaw’s magic and wonder for others to experience, both in image and verse, has become his passion. Scott, along with his partner Tom and their seven dogs, is happiest rambling throughout the Keweenaw, discovering her secrets and hidden treasures. Scott is a member of the Keweenaw County Historical Society and a member of Central Mine M.E. Methodist Church Board of Directors and is devoted to preserving, interpreting, and sharing the rich history of the places and people of our enchanted peninsula, or as he likes to call it, The Land North of Nowhere. His photography will be on exhibit and for sale at House #10.
And Open House at our Miner’s Home Vacation Rental
Come see how we have meticulously restored and furnished House #8 as a rental for those interested in experiencing what it was like to live on the hill near this busy and productive copper mine of the 19th century. Today this charming historic village is a tranquil place. You can relax and enjoy a week (or more) in our cozy vacation home. You will hear the wind singing through the trees as you drift off to sleep in the silence of the night, and in the morning awake to a serenade of bird songs.
Monday, September 4: School at Gay Museum Special Open House, Gay Michigan, open. 12–3 PM, docents present
Sunday September 10– Annual Memorial Mass, Phoenix Church, 1:30 PM
Wednesday Sept. 13- Adventures in History, Neil Woodward in Concert, Wednesday, Evening, September 16, 7:00 PM – 9:00: PM, Copper Harbor Community Building , Copper Harbor ,FREE: Donations Appreciated
See the Adventures in History page for details.
Sunday September 17– KCHS Annual Dinner,  5- 8 PM at the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge, US-41, Copper Harbor, MI. The dinner will be catered by the Harbor Haus of Copper Harbor. The cost is $27 per person which includes the tip. A cash bar will be available.The event will include a report on the KCHS Activities of 2017 and  the presentation of awards. Our speaker will be KCHS President Larry Molloy speaking on “The Keweenaw Mountain Lodge: Past, Present, and Future” There is limited seating. Please RSVP by Sept. 13 to Sylvia & Mike Cooper at 906-289-4612 or email kchs.reservations@gmail.com.
Saturday September 23-Adventures in History, Cider Making Workshop at Central, Saturday, Sept 24, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
U.S 41 at Central Road, Fee: $6.00 ($5 KCHS members), (Hot pasty, $6.00 extra – please reserve the pasty when pre-registering)
See the Adventures in History page for details.
Sunday October 8– All Museums Closed for the Season

Click here to see a PDF of the Summer 2017 Event Summary that you may wish to print.