Miners Day picnic planned at the Iron County Museum

CASPIAN – Rainbow the Clown will welcome one and all to the Miners Day family picnic at the Iron County Museum on Sunday, Aug. 31 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Free face painting will be part of the day’s fun.

Other attractions include Michael Riech, curator of Earthhaven Museum in Gillette, Wis.

His slide show about the rocks and minerals of the area will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

He will also feature a display and will help identify any rocks or minerals that people may bring with them.

Jessie McPherson will provide music from the Bond House porch while attendees are free to visit buildings on the grounds.

They may also purchase picnic items that will be on sale in the Bond courtyard.

As in the past, homemade pies will also be part of the picnic food available.

The picnic site is different from other years, due to the renovation project in the logging area that is now underway.

This gives visitors an opportunity to see many of the improvements that have taken place at the museum in the past two years.

Golf cart shuttle service will be available throughout the day, and especially to the Giovanelli House from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

At 2:00 p.m., a miners memorial wreath ceremony will take place in the Mining Hall to honor all deceased miners of the area.

Door prizes will be awarded, but you need not be present to win.

The Miners State Bank of Iron River is making this event possible.

The museum is located at 100 Brady Avenue in Caspian, telephone (906) 265-2617.

The Iron County Historical and Museum Society was organized in 1962 and the Museum was opened in 1968. It is Upper Michigan’s largest local museum and is located on nearly 10 acres of land, a former mine site. It has 26 buildings and over 100 major exhibits.