Copper Range Historical Museum opens Saturday

The Copper Range Historical Museum, 44 Trimountain Ave., South Range, Mich., will host an Open House this Saturday, June 1, 12:00 to 3:00 p.m., to celebrate the museum’s first day of operation in the summer 2013 season. Admission to the Open House is free.

Local author Mr. Lauri Anderson will be at the museum from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. to sign copies of his new memoir, “From Moosehead to Misery Bay.” Anderson is the author of numerous collections of short stories, including “Hunting Hemingway’s Trout,” “Back to Misery Bay,” and “Mosquito Conversations.”

The Copper Range Historical Museum collection of displays, artifacts, and photos provides visitors with a sense of what life was like for copper miners and their families during the copper boom years in the late 19th and early- to mid-20th centuries.

Summer 2013 museum hours are 12:00 to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, June through September. The museum is closed on Mondays in June and September. Group tours can be arranged anytime. A $1.00 per person donation is suggested; children and museum members are admitted free.

This Copper Range Historical Museum participates in the National Endowment for the Arts’ Blue Star Museums program, which offers free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families.

To contact the museum, call 906-482-6125. To arrange a group tour, call 906-482-6844. Visit the museum’s website at