The visitors, partners, volunteers, and staff of Keweenaw National Historical Park and the Keweenaw Heritage Sites thank Congressional Representative Jack Bergman for his kind words in the letter he read into the Congressional Record in honor of the park's 25th #Anniversary
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Congressional Record Proceedings and Debates of the 115th Congress, First Session
House of Representatives
Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Keweenaw National Historical Park
Rep. Jack Bergman of Michigan, In the House or Representatives, November 8, 2017
MR. SPEAKER, It is my honor to recognize the Keweenaw National Historical Park upon the occasion of its 25th Anniversary. Through committed preservation and community engagement, the Keweenaw National Historical Park has become an indispensable part of Northern Michigan.
For over 7000 years, the Keweenaw area has been a source of natural resources and cultural enrichment. Native peoples first utilized its easily accessible and workable copper to create tools and items for trade. Later, copper became the center of growing industries and cosmopolitan communities in the Keweenaw. This rich history is preserved through the hard work of the rangers and volunteers at the Keweenaw National Historical Park.
The celebration of the park’s anniversary is the perfect recognition of efforts to preserve our history, culture, and beautiful landscapes. Today, the park continues to raise the bar of innovation through programs and partnerships with state and local governments, private businesses, and nonprofit organizations. Its steadfast work has helped give the people of the Keweenaw Peninsula and all of the Upper Peninsula a sense of unity and common heritage.
MR. SPEAKER, I congratulate the Keweenaw National Historical Park for its 25 years of success and community investment. Michiganders can take immense pride in knowing that the First District is home to such an important institution of historical, cultural and environmental preservation. On behalf of my constituents, I wish the Keweenaw National Historical Park all the best in its future endeavors.