On Thursday, June 21, the first of several exhibits commemorating the Copper Country’s involvement in World War I opened at the Carnegie Museum of the Keweenaw, “Soldier’s Stories: The U.P. and the Great War,” with a public reception and talk by exhibit curator and
Talk by Dr. Brett Gary for Constitution Day 2018 and World War I & the Copper Country OPENING RECEPTION. Find out more soon
Join us for the OPENING RECEPTION of these two concurrent exhibits, SEPT 7, 5-7pm, in the Rozsa Gallery. Featuring propaganda posters on loan from the Marquette Regional History Center and battlefield footage with sound design by Christopher Plummer and Michigan Tech students. Find out more...
Talk by Dr. Stefka Hristova -- The propaganda posters of the Great War reflect a mass mobilization effort in which everyone was expected to do their part. A closer look at the posters reveals patterns of representations of men, women, and children that tie into
This exhibit explores the ways in which Copper Country residents expressed dissent to the United States’ entry into World War I particularly through local response to the initiation and enactment of the Selective Service, the national military service draft system. OPENING RECEPTION, Sept 14, 4-7pm.
Talk by Dr. Hilary-Joy Virtanen -- During World War I, those who supported the war, won the ability to share their history and those who didn’t, became footnotes in history. Through analysis of contemporary news reportage, archival documents, oral history, and more, the voices of Copper Country
A full-scale reconstruction of a section of WWI firing trench on the front line, featuring an audio installation of the sounds of battle, with dramatic readings of soldier memoir and poetry. Find out more...
This two-day symposium is open to the public, and features two keynote addresses by renowned World War I historians, as well as short presentations on various aspects of the Great War. Find out more...
Featuring sketches of the official AEF artists displayed on the Immersive Visualization Studio’s screen wall -- twenty-four 46” screens supported by eight computers -- accompanied by jazz renditions of contemporary wartime popular songs arranged and performed by Bill Carrothers. Find out more...
Talk by Dr. Sue Collins -- During the war, local theaters were key spaces to capture audiences’ attention with propagandistic messages. Posters in lobbies, Four Minute Men speakers, slides, film trailers, newsreels, and official feature films were some of the ways the government reached movie-goers.
Outdoor concert featuring the music of Harlem band leader and AEF soldier, James Reese Europe, performed by Michigan Tech’s Superior Wind Symphony, conducted by Dr. Mike Christiansen. Find out more...
Shoulder Arms (Charlie Chaplin, 1918, 46 min.) plus selected film shorts and newsreels September 29, 7:30pm Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts (co-sponsor), Michigan Tech Shoulder Arms is the first feature film directed by Chaplin, who plays a soldier in boot camp in the “awkward
Frantz (François Ozon, 2016, 1h 53m) Oct. 4, 7:00pm Walker 134, Michigan Tech Anna (Paula Beer) is a bereft young German woman whose fiancé, Frantz, was killed in the trenches of World War I. Adrien (Pierre Niney), a French veteran of the war, makes a
Taistelu Näsilinnasta 1918 (The Battle of Näsilinna 1918) (Claes Olsson, 2012, 1h 10m) October 11, 2:00pm and 6:00pm Finnish-American Heritage Center, Finlandia University Olsson's movie focuses on one of the bloodiest chapters in the history of Finland, the decisive battle of Tampere during the
Un long dimanche de fiançailles (A Very Long Engagement) (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2004, 2h 14m) October 18, 7:00pm Walker Arts 134, Michigan Tech A young French woman, Mathilde (Audrey Tautou), is told that her fiancé (Gaspard Ulliel) has been killed in the trenches of the
Paths of Glory (Stanley Kubrick, 1957, 88 min.) October 19, 7:15pm Calumet Theatre, Calumet Buffet dinner at 6:00 pm for $18; Dinner reservation deadline 5:00 pm October 18 During World War I, commanding officer French General Broulard (Adolphe Menjou) orders his subordinate,
The Big Parade (King Vidor, 1925, 2h 31m) October 25, 6:30pm Carnegie Museum Community Room, Houghton “The blockbuster World War I silent film that brought home the traumatic impact of war . . . The Big Parade is among the first to explore the
performance and musical revue including: WWI-era fashion show by Chassell Friends of Fashion; music by Chassell Centennial Choir and Superior Wind Symphony; ÒHello GirlsÓ performance by Lois Sprengnether Keel
The Hello Girls: The Story of America’s First Female Soldiers (Jim Theres, 2018, 55 min.) Time/Date TBA, Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Michigan Tech Screening as part of the 41 North Film Festival (41northfilmfest.rg), November 1-4 In 1918, the U.S. Army Signal Corps
And We Were Young (Andy Smetanka, 2016, 1 hr 15 m) Time/Date TBA, Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Michigan Tech Screening as part of the 41 North Film Festival (41northfilmfest.org), November 1-4 Three years in the making, And We Were Young is a
Please note date change for this event. OPENING RECEPTION, Nov 6, 6pm — with Copper Country Mothers talk by Dr. Patty Sotirin.
Please note date change for this event. Talk by Dr. Patty Sotirin -- Copper Country mothers of sons in military service were critical figures in this area’s participation in the Great War. For these mothers, the war was a personal challenge but it made them
Coordinated event with Michigan Tech ROTC, JROTC, and Copper Country VFWs and American Legions (TBD)