2019 Biennial Reunion



Join us for the 2019 Biennial Reunion, which will be held in Houghton, MI, June 21-24.

The Hubbell Family Historical Society will celebrate its 19th biennial reunion in Houghton, Michigan, which is about ten miles from the small town of Hubbell. This Upper Peninsula northern Michigan town is located in the Keweenaw Peninsula, which extends north into Lake Superior and is known for its spectacular scenery and long copper mining history. Our cousin, Jay Abel Hubbell (Millennium #3254), was a lawyer, judge, and U.S. representative in the late 1800’s in this area. In 1885, he was the figure most responsible for getting the state legislature to establish a school of mines for the training of copper mining engineers in Houghton, which is today Michigan Technological University with an enrollment of 7,200 students. He donated land for the school’s first buildings and one building, Hubbell Hall, was completed in 1890. A nearby copper-smelting town was also renamed to ‘Hubbell’ in 1903 to honor him.

For lodging, we will stay at the Magnuson Franklin Square Inn in Houghton with “magnificent views” of the Portage Waterway and vertical lift bridge. It is a 7th story full service hotel located a few blocks from downtown Houghton and the university.

We will tour Michigan Technological University, visit the town of Hubbell, learn about the local history of copper mining, tour an underground copper mine, and see some of the natural attractions of Michigan’s beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula.

For additional information, please contact Karen Hubbell Wertanen, reunion chair, at upkaren@aol.com.

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