MARQUETTE, Mi. (WZMQ) – History came to life this weekend at the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center in Marquette.
Reenactors were set up on the lawn of the center to celebrate the opening of the newest exhibit at the museum. The reenactment group known as “La Compagnie des Hivernants de la Riviere Saint Pierre” are based out Minnesota. They have loaned the heritage center a canoe which is on display in the museum. There was also a replica of a time period canoe at the Tourist Park campground beach that visitors could hop on and take a paddle down the dead river basin.
The exhibit explores the 1820 expedition of Lewis Cass, the territorial governor at the time. The expedition had a large impact on what eventually became the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
“I just thought this is a great topic that hasn’t been covered, it has a lot of fascinating connections to the local area, and the history of the region,” remarked Daniel Truckey, the Director of the Heritage Center.
The exhibit will remain on display until January. For more information on the center visit here.