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Special Exhibit: Railroads of Marquette County: Yesterday and Today

Special Exhibit: Railroads of Marquette County: Yesterday and Today

Presented by Marquette Regional History Center at Marquette Regional History Center

Special Exhibit: Railroads of Marquette County: Yesterday and Today

January 31, 2022 - February 11, 2023

Railroads were a central part of Marquette since its earliest development. Trains were an everyday sight around the city and downtown, crossing Front Street with ore cars, pulling into the depot to pick up and drop off passengers, or hauling logs from Alger County. Many Marquette families relied on the railroads for their livelihoods. Multiple railroads were headquartered in the city of Marquette. As iron mines on the Marquette Range opened in the 1840s, railroads developed to haul the iron ore. As mining expanded, so did the number of tracks and ore docks. Soon passengers, iron ore, timber, and other freight were all shipped to or from Marquette County. The railroads connected Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to the rest of the country. Learn where tracks ran, what they carried, and their destinations. We will look at how working the railroad has changed over the decades and how it is part of this region today. This exhibit features select hands on elements as well as maps, artifacts, and photographs.

Exhibit Opening Reception
February 9 at 5:00 p.m.

Join us before our Yardmaster program on February 9th to enjoy the special exhibit and meet the curator.

Admission Info

$7.00 adult, $6.00 senior, $3.00 student and $2.00 children 12 and under

Phone: 9062263571

Email: jbays@marquettehistory.org

Dates & Times

2022/01/31 - 2023/02/11

  • Nov 29, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Nov 30, 2022 at 10:00 am - 08:00 pm (Wed)
  • Dec 1, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Dec 2, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Dec 3, 2022 at 10:00 am - 03:00 pm (Sat)
  • Dec 5, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Mon)
  • Dec 6, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Dec 7, 2022 at 10:00 am - 08:00 pm (Wed)
  • Dec 8, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Dec 9, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Dec 10, 2022 at 10:00 am - 03:00 pm (Sat)
  • Dec 12, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Mon)
  • Dec 13, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Dec 14, 2022 at 10:00 am - 08:00 pm (Wed)
  • Dec 15, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Dec 16, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Dec 17, 2022 at 10:00 am - 03:00 pm (Sat)
  • Dec 19, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Mon)
  • Dec 20, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Dec 21, 2022 at 10:00 am - 08:00 pm (Wed)
  • Dec 22, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Dec 23, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Dec 24, 2022 at 10:00 am - 03:00 pm (Sat)
  • Dec 26, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Mon)
  • Dec 27, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Dec 28, 2022 at 10:00 am - 08:00 pm (Wed)
  • Dec 29, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Dec 30, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Dec 31, 2022 at 10:00 am - 03:00 pm (Sat)
  • Jan 2, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Mon)
  • Jan 3, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Jan 4, 2023 at 10:00 am - 08:00 pm (Wed)
  • Jan 5, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Jan 6, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Jan 7, 2023 at 10:00 am - 03:00 pm (Sat)
  • Jan 9, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Mon)
  • Jan 10, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Jan 11, 2023 at 10:00 am - 08:00 pm (Wed)
  • Jan 12, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Jan 13, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Jan 14, 2023 at 10:00 am - 03:00 pm (Sat)
  • Jan 16, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Mon)
  • Jan 17, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Jan 18, 2023 at 10:00 am - 08:00 pm (Wed)
  • Jan 19, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Jan 20, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Jan 21, 2023 at 10:00 am - 03:00 pm (Sat)
  • Jan 23, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Mon)
  • Jan 24, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Jan 25, 2023 at 10:00 am - 08:00 pm (Wed)
  • Jan 26, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Jan 27, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Jan 28, 2023 at 10:00 am - 03:00 pm (Sat)
  • Jan 30, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Mon)
  • Jan 31, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Feb 1, 2023 at 10:00 am - 08:00 pm (Wed)
  • Feb 2, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Feb 3, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Feb 4, 2023 at 10:00 am - 03:00 pm (Sat)
  • Feb 6, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Mon)
  • Feb 7, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Feb 8, 2023 at 10:00 am - 08:00 pm (Wed)
  • Feb 9, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Feb 10, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Feb 11, 2023 at 10:00 am - 03:00 pm (Sat)
Location Info

Marquette Regional History Center

145 W. Spring St., Marquette, MI 49855

Parking Info

Ample parking around building and public parking, within walking distance of facility.