Keweenaw National Historical Park
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
5:30 p.m. Cake reception at the
NPS Visitor Center in Calumet

A Celebration of 25 years of Heritage Work.

Saturday, September 23rd at Calumet Theater

Saturday will focus on moderated panel discussions exploring the founding and the future of Keweenaw National Park. The beautiful Calumet Theater will host the event. Panels will include scholars, park staff, community members, heritage stakeholders, and current and retired Michigan Tech faculty. Groups will discuss setting the boundaries; partnerships among sites, municipalities, and organizations; what we have learned in 25 years of heritage work; and consider ideas for the Park’s next 25 years.

9:30 – 10:45 AM    Founding the Park Panel – “Where Do You Draw the Line?” Determining National Park Boundaries

  • Moderator: Larry Lankton
  • Sue Dana
  • Bill Fink
  • Paul Lehto
  • Scott See

10:45 – 11:00  Break

11:00 – 12:00  Celebrating Heritage through Partnerships Panel

  • Moderator: Scott See
  • Dave Geisler
  • Larry Molloy
  • John Sullivan
  • Gina Nicholas
  • Leah Polzien

12:00 – 1:30    Lunch Break, on your own in Calumet

1:30 – 2:30      What Have We Learned About Keweenaw History? Panel

  • Moderator: Jo Holt
  • Larry Lankton
  • Sarah Scarlett
  • Barry James
  • Seth DePasqual

2:30 – 2:45      Break

2:45 – 3:45      Thoughts on the Next 25 Years Panel

  • Moderator: Wendy Davis
  • Matt Portfleet
  • Sande McDermott
  • Lindsay Hiltunen
  • Dallen Timothy

4:00 – 5:00 PM, Keynote: Sande McDermott, “Comments on the Discussions: Stewardship, Partnerships and Industrial Heritage.”
5:30 PM Reception with refreshments (cake!) at the NPS Visitor Center in Calumet.


Free and open to the public