Jamerson to perform at the IXL Historical Museum

BILL JAMERSON

HERMANSVILLE — The IXL Historical Museum is excited to have Bill Jamerson return with a new program.

The Michigan based musician/author will perform songs and stories about the history of the Upper Peninsula at 2 p.m. Sunday at the IXL Historical Museum in Hermansville. The presentation is as entertaining as it is important; as honest as it is fun. It’s about people both ordinary and extraordinary, with stories of strength, wit and charm.

Jamerson calls the Upper Peninsula “The Alaska of the Midwest.” Due to its geographic isolation, many ethnic traditions have been preserved, including unique accents, pasty shops, saunas and ski jumping. With guitar in hand, he performs original songs and tells stories about iron miners growing up in The Great Depression, immigrants, thimble berries, sailing schooners and the Finnish culture. The songs range from heart-warming ballads to foot-stomping jigs.

The event is free and open to the public. Donations will be gladly accepted. Lemonade and popcorn will be available for purchase.

Bring your lawn chair for a relaxing afternoon.

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