As part of the Fourth Thursday in History series, the Keweenaw National Historical Park will provide an in depth look at the rehabilitation of the former Union Building and its future transformation into a visitor center and museum this Thursday, July 28th. From the press release:
Built in 1888 for the Free and Accepted Masons and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Union Building—named for the partnership between the two fraternal orders—is one of Calumet’s most important historic structures. The National Park Service purchased it in 1998 after years of neglect had taken their toll on the building. An exterior rehabilitation was completed in 2005, and planning began shortly after to rehabilitate the interior for use as the park’s first Visitor Center. Now that the paint has dried, please join Benda, Mason, and other NPS staff to hear about the project and tour the building’s three floors.
The event will take place at 7pm at the Union Building, at the head of 5th Street in Calumet and is free and open to the public. Tours of the building will be provided after the presentation.
For more information please call the park at 906/337-3168 or visit www.nps.gov/kewe.