Daniel Truckey

Daniel Truckey is the director/curator of the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center. Before taking this position in 2007, he worked at museums in Iowa, Connecticut, New York and Michigan. He received his BS in History in 1990 from Northern Michigan University, MA in Popular Culture in 1992 from Bowling Green State University and MA in History Museum Studies in 1998 from the Cooperstown Graduate Program, SUNY-Oneonta.

The Frostbitten Convention: How the UP Became Part of Michigan

At the event most commonly known as the “Frostbitten Convention,” the Michigan Territory officially accepted the terms that led to the Upper Peninsula becoming part of the new State of Michigan.

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The Barn

In this edition of Rural Voices, Daniel Truckey shares his personal experiences and thoughts on the changing Upper Peninsula industry and heritage, observed most readily through the buildings and structures that still remain–or remain no longer.

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Thimbleberries: A Precious U.P. Treasure

In the first article of our “Rural Voices” column, Daniel Truckey shares an account of why thimbleberries are such a special treasure in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

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