The Great Outdoors: The History of Recreation in Marquette County- Special Exhibit Opening Reception at Marquette Regional History Center

Posted on June 25, 2020

Special Exhibit Opening Reception

Wednesday August 5, 2020, 5-7 pm

Talks begin at 5:30 pm

Professor of Health and Human Performance Dr. Jacqueline Medina will speak about health benefits of outdoor recreation and the importance of outdoor recreation as a historical topic. Learn about the interviews Jacquie has recently conducted with eleven recreation pioneers. A short slideshow will be also presented on the history of climbing in the central UP by Phil Watts, grandfather of Marquette rock climbing.

Visitors will meet outside and have the opportunity to see the special exhibit and meet some of the pioneers in outdoor recreation between the presentations. There may be a few surprises as well.

$5 suggested donation. All program activities will maintain social distancing measures. The Marquette Regional History Center asks that you wear a mask when entering the building. For more info call 906.226.3571 or visit

Attached image: Courtesy¬† of the John M. Longyear Research Library “Path at Little Presque”