CASPIAN—The Iron County Historical Museum Society has agreed to sponsor the sixth annual Rum Rebellion Days Revue, which will be held Friday, July 20, at 7 p.m. at Windsor Auditorium.
The Museum Society agreed to take on the sponsorship after Iron River Community Concepts decided to cease its sponsorship, but asked for groups or individuals to step up to assist so that the popular weekend events would continue this summer, said a spokesperson.
Iron River Community Concepts had sponsored the Rum Rebellion Days activities since 2007 with the financial support of the Iron River Downtown Development Authority.
The 2012 Rum Rebellion Revue will move away from the theme that originated the event--the 1920 anti-Prohibition event in Iron River.
The Rum Rebellion had been highlighted in the Revues of 2007, 2008 and 2011.
The 2009 Revue recapped the development of the Iron River and Stambaugh school systems, while the 2010 Revue celebrated the 120th anniversary of the construction of the Iron County Courthouse.
The 2012 Revue is all new this year, and the topics that will be featured are the early history of the mining industry in the Iron River area and the start-up of the Iron County Fair.
The timeframe is 1882-1932. There will also be some history of the Iron River businessmen during the period.
The Revue cast will be on stage to bring life to the radio dramatization, and the musical group, the Pixies, will be back to provide some musical entertainment.
The Iron County Historical Museum Society will be announcing additional details including the sale of tickets when plans have been completed.