SUMMER PROGRAMS 2022
Come join us at the Chassell Heritage Center
Thursday Evenings at 7:00PM
Free Admission -- Donations welcome!
July 14 – Jazz Duo- Mike Irish and Mike Christianson. Enjoy an exciting evening of jazz from throughout the years by Mike Irish on guitar and Mike Christianson of trombone.
July 21 – Bill Kautto and Friends. An entertaining evening of country music favorites old and new.
July 28 – Trio Tumpelot and the Lautala Boys. Music of Finland and elsewhere by Pasi Lautala on accordion and vocal, Meg Pachmeyer on bass, and Anna Gawboy on concertina with special appearances by the Lautala Boys.
Aug 4 – Francophone Migration in North America: The Keweenaw Story in Context.
Researchers at Michigan Tech have joined a grant-funded Canadian project called "Three Centuries of Francophone Migration in North America 1640–1940." Come hear about how their examinations of the experiences of French-Canadians in the Keweenaw are contributing to broader understandings of francophone history—including topics like occupation, social mobility, and historical memory. Dr. Lafreniere, Dr. Scarlett, and their students will share plans for conducting oral histories and developing local programming.
Aug 11 - Music by Kris Kyro and Adrienne Newman. These talented and popular entertainers offer a lively evening of vocal variety.
Aug 18 – Michigan Passenger Trains in 1916 – UP Edition by Mark Worrall. Join us for a trip back to the golden age of rail travel. Michigan’s passenger trains in 1916 were a diverse mix: street cars, interurbans, passenger trains on car ferries, mixed train on backwoods line or main line passenger trains. We’ll explore the Michigan passenger train scene in 1916 looking at passenger operations in the UP, how the different railroads operations looked and examples of this vibrant time.
Aug 25 – Keweenaw Brewgrass. An eclectic mix of "anything rhythmic” -- bluegrass, Texas swing and rock classics on acoustic instruments, blending with three- and four-part harmony vocals.