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Miners Day family picnic planned at IC Museum PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 1:07 PM

CASPIAN—Through the sponsorship of the Miners State Bank of Iron River, there will be free admission at the Iron County Museum’s Miners Day family picnic Sunday, Sept. 2.
 Activities begin on the museum grounds at 10 a.m. with an antique threshing machine demonstration.


 Volunteers will be on hand to describe how various old mining equipment on display around the museum’s headframe was used in the past.
 Food tickets will be sold so attendees can purchase items such as hot dogs, brats, pasties and beverages and enjoy eating them on outdoor picnic tables.
 At l:15 p.m., a brief ceremony of placing a wreath in memory of those who lost their lives in Iron County mines will take place in the Mining Memorial Hall.
 At 1:30, home baked pies will be on sale indoors in the Cultural Center. Ice cream and beverages will be included in the pie service, after which everyone can relax and enjoy the music and storytelling of Bill Jamerson from 2:30 to 3:30.
 With guitar in hand, Jamerson will delight one and all with original songs and tales of iron miners, pasties and ethnic traditions.
 Everyone in the community is encouraged to participate in this end of summer event.
 For additional information, contact the museum at (906) 265-2617.