HOUGHTON - The life and experiences of Lucena Brockway will be the topic of a public presentation at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the East Reading Room of the J.R. Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie library at Michigan Tech University in Houghton.
Kathleen Warnes, an independent scholar based in Allendale, will discuss her research into the life of Lucena Brockway, an early pioneer resident of Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula.
Lucena arrived in the Lake Superior region in 1843 with her husband, Daniel Brockway, as one of the first white families to settle the area. Initially living in L'Anse, where Daniel worked as a government blacksmith, the Brockways moved to Copper Harbor in 1846 and remained linked to the Keweenaw until their deaths in 1899.
Details of Brockway's life are captured in a series of personal diaries, photographs, and family and business papers preserved at the Michigan Tech Archives. For more information call 487-2505 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.