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      New happenings at Ontonagon Historical Museum

      If you're looking to make a day out of learning some U.P. history, the Ontonagon Historical Museum might have what you're looking for.

      The museum is packed to the gills with artifacts that tell the story of Ontonagon, one of the U.P.'s first and largest settlements.

      Much of what is there is donated by area residents and there are new additions everywhere, from instruments to firearms to very old mining equipment.

      There's even an anonymously donated painting up for auction of the 14 Mile Point Lighthouse, built in 1894.

      "Vandals burned this lighthouse in 1984 but it becomes a destination point for a lot of lighthouse buffs who come through this area to see this legendary light." Said Ontonagon Historical Society president Bruce Johanson.

      The auction is a silent one, which means anyone wanting to make a bid on the painting just needs to call the Historical Museum.

      Bidding will end and a winner will be chosen the first weekend in December.