Sonderegger Symposium 22

Heritage Preservation

Friday, November 4, 2022

The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center announces the schedule for Sonderegger 22, which will be held on Friday, November 4. This year’s symposium will be held in Northern Center Ballroom III. There will be a free lunch for attendees. In addition, at lunch the Beaumier Center will present the 2022 U.P. Folklife Awards.

This year’s theme is “Heritage Preservation and Tourism,” with nine presentations. The keynote will be delivered by Donavan Rypkema, Principal, PlaceEconomics in Washington D.C. In his address he will discuss how heritage tourism can have substantial economic benefits for local communities. But for heritage tourism to be sustainable over the long term, certain principles need to be followed. This session will discuss those principles and also share recent heritage tourism findings from US cities.

If you are not able to attend Sondregger 22 in person, you will be able to stream it live at this link, https://tinyurl.com/NMUAVStreaming.

8:00 a.m. – 8:10 a.m.

Welcome; Daniel Truckey, Director of the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center.

 

8:10 a.m. – 9 a.m.

“Vanishing Ghosts of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Charcoal Iron Industry,” Thomas Straka, professor emeritus at Clemson University in South Carolina.

 9:10 a.m. to 10 a.m.

“Marquette’s Cultural Trail,” Tiina Harris, Executive Director, City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center.

10:10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

 “Keweenaw Time Traveler,” Don LaFreniere, Department Chair of Social Sciences, Michigan Technological University

11:10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Keynote; “The Principles of Heritage Tourism and Preservation,” Donovan Rypkema, Principal, PlaceEconomics, Washington D.C.

12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Lunch

Presentation of the U.P. Folklife Awards

12:45 p.m. to 1:35 p.m.

“Preserving Downtown,” David Nelson, City Planner for the City of Negaunee

1:45 p.m. to 2:35 p.m.

“U.P. Barns: Where the Stars Shine Brightly!,” Kristine Ranger, Michigan Barn Preservation Network

2:45 p.m. to 3:35 p.m.

“Preservation and the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians,” Marie Richards, Repatriation and Historic Preservation Specialist

3:45 p.m. to 4:35 p.m.

“Ewen-Trout Creek Basketball and the Barn,” Kristin Ojaniemi, Filmmaker and Gary Fors, Property Owner

4:45 p.m. to 5:35 p.m.

"Historical Documentation and Cultural Analysis of an Upper Peninsula Finnish Farmstead: The Kemppa Farm"

  • Chris Charteris, Department of Social Sciences, Michigan Technological University
  • Tori Conquest, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Northern Michigan University
  • Mark Cronkright, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Northern Michigan University 
  • Anna Fry, Department of Sociology and Anthropology & Department of Psychological Science, Northern Michigan University
  • Robert Hazen, Department of Social Sciences, Michigan Technological University
  • Patrick McGowan, Industrial Heritage & Archaeology, Michigan Technological University
  • Natalie White, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Northern Michigan University