Gerry Gripper

A native of North Carolina, Gerry Gripper is a member of Ironwood Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, a group convened by Ironwood Mayor Annette Burchell in 2020 to discuss the issues inherent in making the community a more inclusive place that welcomes and embraces diversity. After earning an undergraduate degree in physical education/education and a Master’s … Read more

Daniel Truckey

Daniel Truckey is the director/curator of the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center.  Before taking his position at Northern in 2007, he worked at museums in Iowa, Connecticut, New York and Michigan. Dan attended high school in both Wakefield and Munising. He received his BS in History in 1990 from Northern Michigan University, MA in Popular Culture … Read more

Ancestral Women Performers

In the Ancestral Women Exhibit, award-winning jacquard weaver Mary Burns honors women’s journeys by creating their portraits in jacquard weavings.  The Ancestral Women project features elders from Wisconsin’s 12 tribes, and was conceived to portray the strength of ancestral women around the world, both elders and their contemporaries, and to honor their journeys.  Inspired by … Read more