Marquette Regional History Center celebrates turning 100 years old

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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - The Marquette Regional History Center is 100 years old and they're celebrating.

Thanks to Upper Peninsula Health Plan, the historic center hosted a free open house Monday to kick off the year-long celebration. "Being a private non-profit, we do really rely on admission, but being able to welcome everyone to see the space, newcomers and people who've already been here, everyone's welcome and so it's really a great day," says Cris Osier, Executive Director of the Marquette Regional History Center.

Anyone was invited to attend the event that included food and beverages, a special cake, the band Who Dat Brass, and a number of activities related to the 100 theme.

MRHC displayed artifacts dating back to 1918 for guests to put in order and also put out various random items in quantities of 100 to show what "100" looks like. Reenacters were also in the museums to make the exhibits come alive.

"We are really hoping that people embrace history, and learn and love what has been done before us and we're making history every day really. So it's just a really important part of your community, and it's exciting that people are wanting to be a part of that," Osier says.