2013-11-14 / Sports

Snowshoe-lacing workshop set


The Michigan Iron Industry Museum will offer a snowshoelacing workshop in Green Mountain Bearpaw style, shown. 
Courtesy photo The Michigan Iron Industry Museum will offer a snowshoelacing workshop in Green Mountain Bearpaw style, shown. Courtesy photo IRON MOUNTAIN – The Michigan Iron Industry Museum will present a snowshoe-lacing workshop on 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 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, contact Troy Henderson at (906) 475-7857 or hendersont7@ michigan.gov.

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