Snowshoe-lacing workshop offered at Michigan Iron Industry Museum in Negaunee Dec. 7

The Michigan Iron Industry Museum (MIIM) will present a snowshoe-lacing workshop on Saturday, Dec. 7, offering participants a chance to lace their own pair of traditional snowshoes. The workshop – which will teach the technique for lacing the Green Mountain Bearpaw or Ojibwa style of snowshoe – will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“Snowshoeing has a long history as a mode of transportation in the snowy Upper Peninsula,” said museum historian Troy Henderson. “This workshop celebrates that history and encourages participants to explore our winter landscape."

The Iron Industry Museum is now open year-round and features a new network of trails on the museum grounds.

The workshop fee is $175 per person and includes all materials (frames, lacings and bindings) and a $25 non-refundable reservation fee. (The $25 reservation fee is due at time of registration; the remaining $150 is not due until the day of class.)

Space is limited and reservations are required. The registration deadline is Monday, Nov. 25, and the registration form can be found online at www.michigan.gov/ironindustrymuseum. For more information about the class or reservations, contact Troy Henderson at 906-475-7857 or hendersont7@michigan.gov.

The museum entrance is located on US-41E, 1 mile west of Junction M-35, in Negaunee Township. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged.

The Michigan Iron Industry Museum is one of 11 nationally accredited museums administered by the Michigan Historical Center, an agency within the Department of Natural Resources. It overlooks the site of the Carp River Forge, a pioneer industrial site listed on the National Register of Historic Places. During the winter months the museum is open Monday through Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the first Saturday of each month. For more information call 906-475-7857 or visit online at www.michigan.gov/ironindustrymuseum.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state's natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/dnr.