Michigan Iron Industry Museum hosts annual open house event

NEGAUNEE, Mich. (WLUC) - The Michigan Iron Industry Museum held their annual open house event on Sunday.

The open house was complete with live music and history.

The community came to watch as “Whitewater,” a traditional band from Amasa, played two sets of songs at the museum.

Museum staff say the event is a great way to not only begin their 2019 season, but to remember the immigrants that worked in area mines so long ago.

"The iron ranges where we are locally, was really established predominantly by immigrants. Each immigrant group has brought with them to the Upper Peninsula their traditions, their food ways, and it's a way to celebrate the immigrant past here on the Marquette Iron Range," said Michigan Iron Industry Museum Historian, Troy Henderson.

Henderson adds that the event is also a way to thank the community for their support of the museum.

For more information on upcoming events at the museum, click here.

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