The Michigan Iron Industry Museum will present its first ever snowshoe-making workshop the weekend of February 2-3, offering participants a chance to lace their own pair of traditional snowshoes.
“Snowshoeing has a long history as a mode of transportation in the snowy Upper Peninsula,” said museum historian Troy Henderson. “This workshop celebrates that history and encourages participants to explore our winter landscape.”
The Iron Industry Museum is now open year-round and features a new network of trails on the museum grounds.
Class space for this workshop is limited and reservations are required. The class fee of $175 per person includes all materials and a $25 non-refundable reservation fee. For more information about the class and to make reservations, call Troy Henderson at 906-475-7857 or email him at [email protected].
The museum entrance is located on US-41E, one mile west of Junction M-35, in Negaunee Township. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged.
The Michigan Iron Industry Museum is one of 11 nationally accredited museums administered by the Michigan Historical Center, an agency within the Department of Natural Resources. It overlooks the site of the Carp River Forge, a pioneer industrial site listed on the National Register of Historic Places. During the winter months the museum is open Monday through Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m, and the first Saturday of each month. For more information call 906-475-7857 or visit online at www.michigan.gov/ironindustrymuseum.
Image courtesy Michigan Department of Natural Resources