• Calumet Visitor Center Open Again

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    January 29, 2019
    Release date:    Immediately
    Contact(s):       Wyndeth Davis, Superintendent
    Phone:             906-483-3020
    Date:                January 28, 2019
    Release code:    9.A.1 (6410)

    Calumet Visitor Center Open Again

    The Calumet Visitor Center at Keweenaw National Historical Park will resume winter hours of operation on Friday and Saturday this week. The facility is open from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm every Friday and Saturday through late May.
     
    The Calumet Visitor Center is free and offers three floors of interactive exhibits about the history of copper mining in the Calumet region. Short films, audio-visual programs, and museum objects reveal the area’s geology and history. Exhibits reveal Calumet’s place on the national stage of copper production, and include the individual voices of local miners, teachers, and nurses who lived Calumet’s copper mining history. It’s also a great place to start your Keweenaw adventure by mapping out the 21 official Keweenaw Heritage Sites, located from Ontonagon to Copper Harbor. Collectively, these sites offer infinite possibilities for exploring the Keweenaw history in the places where it happened. Park Rangers are on hand and happy to help you learn more about the region and plan your visit.
     
    For more information about the Calumet Visitor Center or Keweenaw National Historical Park programs, contact the front desk at 906/337-3168, or check the web at www.nps.gov/kewe.