Guided Walking Tours of
"Calumet Through Annie's Eyes" A historic walking tour of Calumet
Offered Summer 2022.
Learn about 1913 Calumet through activist and union organizer Anna (Big Annie) Klobuchar Clemenc featured in the novel "Women of the Copper Country" by Mary Doria Russell. Guided by Big Annie, you'll learn about the miner's strike of 1913 and visit notable places related to the strike. Tours are limited to 12 persons. There will be a short Q&A following the 50 minute walking tour. Expect to walk 1/2 to 1 mile at a leisurely pace. Dress for the weather. This tour is made possible with support from the Michigan Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Historic Red Jacket
Travel back in time to the early 1900s when Calumet, known then as Red Jacket, was a thriving mining town. We'll visit iconic locations within the village and hear stories about the people who use to live and work here.
(This is a walking tour and we'll be walking the length of 5th and 6th street Calumet. Walking shoes recommended)
We'll visit industrial sites and buildings constructed by the Calumet and Hecla Mining Company. You'll learn how this company under the leadership of Alexander Agassiz became the largest Copper Mining Company in the world and how it shaped Calumet and the surrounding area. Tour participants will gain a general knowledge of the Copper Mining process. Participants should be prepared to walk for the duration of the 50 minute tour.