Fourth Thursday in History: All the News that’s Fit to Sing: Verses from the 1913-14 Copper Strike Newspapers

Gearing up for tomorrow night’s event???? The historic program for the Fourth Thursday in History lecture will give us a rare glimpse of the songs and poems published in our local newspapers (several compared to today!) at the time of the 1913-1914 strike. All sides used these as a means to rally both morale and solidarity. Step into “the way back machine” with the 1913 Singers!

Where: Calumet Art Center (corner of Red Jacket Road and Fifth Street) at 7:00 p.m. This presentation is FREE to the public!

New Event at the Calumet Art Center!


Come to the Calumet Art Center for this historic event :Singing the Fourth Thursday in History lecture on August 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the Performance Hall. This is free to the public!!


“All the news that’s fit to sing”: verses from the 1913-14 copper strike


The 1913 Singers will perform songs and poems published in the local newspapers during the 1913-14 Michigan Copper Strike. The material is drawn from the Miners’ Bulletin, the official pro-union newspaper of strike; Työmies, the daily Finnish language newspaper from Hancock; and Truth, the anti-union newspaper of the Citizens’ Alliance. Based in the Houghton/Hancock area, The 1913 Singers have revived these songs, which are an often-overlooked part of the history of the strike.


Copper Earring Class with Joan Heuvelhorst

Explore the art of creating your own earrings or pendants from sheet copper and embellish them with beads and wire using cold connections. No experience is necessary for this class and all levels of artists and participants are welcome! All materials will be supplied for this class.

Class Date: Saturday Sept. 7, 2013

Class Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Class Fee: $60 (materials are included)



Open Glass Bead Making Studio with Joan Heuvelhorst

Joan will be holding an open studio for those students who want to get a chance to work on their glass bead making skills without a formal class. Come on in and enjoy the opportunity to have her expert advice available in a more personal setting. There will be a standard fee for materials.

Studio Date: Sunday Sept. 8, 2013

Class Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Materials Fee: $20

First Friday in Calumet

Don’t forget tomorrow night is First Friday in Calumet…..there’s plenty to see and do around town. Come on in and create a clay mandala. We’ll have examples for you to look at to peak your imagination. Check out what we’ve been doing here at the Calumet Art Center we’ll be here from 6:30 until 8:30 waiting to meet you!