The Curtis community is gearing up for a visit to northern yesteryear with historical tours and exhibits to be held next weekend.

The Erickson Center for the Arts will be presenting Manistique Lakes Heritage Cottage and Camp Weekend on Friday, September 16 and Saturday, September 17.

The busy and entertaining weekend will highlight the history of the Curtis area and Manistique Lakes region with a focus on old cottages and cabins.

The event begins with a showing of the classic U.P. based film, Anatomy of a Murder, which will be presented at the Pine Performance Center on Friday at 7 p.m.

Throughout the day on Saturday, exhibits of historical photos and memorabilia will be available for viewing in the Erickson Center.

Guided bus tours will travel the area, making designated stops.

Free self-guided tours in the downtown area will also take place.

Saturday evening will conclude with a 3-D presentation by Marquette resident Jack Deo. His program uses antique stereo views of iron and copper mines, Native American encampments and towns throughout the Upper Peninsula. Special 3D glasses will be provided.

For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit the Erickson Center website at

Watch for additional information in next week’s issue.