Selling Nahma: Brown Bags

Date: July 1 - August 5, 2014
Actual Dates: 7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5

Line-up of Humanities Presenters:  Brown Bags are held each Tuesday at noon at the Bonifas Arts Center studio. (No charge.) Bring your own brown bag lunch.


• Tuesday, July 1:  “The Company Town” - Presentation by Chris Holmes, retired Bay College scholar. From the 1880s until 1951 Nahma operated as a company town under the auspices of the Bay de Noquet Company. Company ownership included residential homes, a general store, a hotel, a boarding house and a recreational/community center.



• Tuesday, July 8: “Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa” - Presentation by Frank Ettawageshik (Former tribal chair, Emmet Co., and former Michigan Humanities Council chair)



• Tuesday, July 15: “Lumber Towns, Boom & Bust” - Presentation by Dan Truckey (Director of Beaumier Heritage Center, NMU.)



• Tuesday, July 22: Nahma Home Movies 1939 - Presentation by Tom Elegeert (Delta County Commissioner and History)



• Tuesday, July 29: “Working to Stay Together: The History of the Anishnaabe Logging Community in the Central Upper Peninsula” - Presentation by Eric Drake (Heritage Program Manager, Director of Heritage Programs U.S. Forest Service, Escanaba)



• Tuesday, August 5: Viewing of “Fallen Timber, Faded Dreams” – 30 minute documentary produced by KMSP-TV news, Minneapolis, MN, 1990.







Selling Nahma is made possible in part by a grant from Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or Michigan Humanities Council.


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