Image features a group of striking steel laborers.

Conflict and Resolve: Labor in the U.P.

The Beaumier UP Heritage Center announces its new exhibit, which portrays labor in the Upper Peninsula. Through the use of artifacts, images, and interpretive text, the exhibit portrays facets of the labor industry, including the Knights of Labor, development of unions, strikes in mining and labor industries, the role of corporate paternalism, service to the community, and safety in the mines.

Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, the exhibit is currently only open to students, faculty, and staff at NMU. A maximum of 10 people can view the exhibit at once. Call Dan Truckey at 227-1219 to schedule a campus group or class visit. The exhibit is open from Saturday January 30th until Saturday May 29th, Monday through Friday 10am to 5pm and Saturdays 12pm to 4pm.

Development of the exhibit is credited to the UP Regional Labor Federation, Ishpeming Area Historical Society, History department at NMU, Cliffs Natural Resources, Central UP and NMU Archives, and the Beaumier Center. 

The Beaumier Center thanks the students in HS342 - Intro to Museum Studies, for their assistance in installation. The Center also thanks the Construction Management students from CN459 in fall 2020, who crafted three new display cases for the gallery. 

Saturday, Jan 30, 2021

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Start Time:  12:00 pm
End Time:  4:00 pm

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Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center




Corner of 7th and Tracy

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Dan Truckey

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