Spend a dark and stormy night at the Marquette Regional History Center

Spend a dark and stormy night at the Marquette Regional History Center

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Regional History Center is getting ready to turn off the lights and transform into a different space.

The museum is hosting its third annual Museum After Dark event Saturday night. This year’s theme is ‘A Dark and Stormy Night’, celebrating Lake Superior and all things nautical.

“We’re going to talk a little bit about the history of this beautiful lake that we live on, (and) pull out some of the rare artifacts that our community doesn’t get to see and gear some of our events around family affiliated learning experiences about the history of our area,” History Center store manager and promotions director Jessica Bays said.

The event is geared toward both adults and kids. There will plenty of kids activities, a photo booth, a scavenger hunt and a chance to see exhibits in the dark.

“We’re going to have some storytelling going on,” Bays said. “We have a fisherman and his boat and he’ll be talking about getting lost on the great Lake Superior and trying to find his way back and giving kids an opportunity to experience what that might have felt like.”

Kids are encouraged to bring a flashlight for the event.

‘A Dark and Stormy Night’ starts at 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are available by calling the Marquette Regional History Center at (906) 226-3571. Tickets are $9 for kids 18 and under, $5 for adults accompanying youth and $7 for individual adults.

More information on the MRHC’s events can be found by visiting the center’s website.