New KNHP Visitors’ Center

Michigan’s senior U.S. Senator continues his trip across the U.P. today.

As ABC 10’s Keweenaw Bureau reporter Rick Allen tells us, Senator Carl Levin’s visit to the Copper Country received a warm welcome.

The Keweenaw National Historical Park in Calumet now has its own visitors’ center.

Senator Levin was on hand to take part in the ribbon–cutting ceremony.

He says he’s very pleased that the restored union building will serve as a centerpiece to the park.

After the ribbon was cut, the public was allowed to explore the many displays depicting life for the people in the Keweenaw Peninsula.

Karen Karinen, a history teacher from Dollar Bay High School, brought two of her classes out to see the exhibits.

She says she visited the building before it was renovated and she’s impressed with the all of the work that’s been done on it since then.

A naturalization ceremony and a pasty lunch followed the opening activities.

The total investment to transform the 100-year-old former union hall into the new visitors’ center was about $10.8 million.

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