City offers legacy event

MARQUETTE – The City of Marquette will sponsor By Way of the Water: Celebrating Marquette’s Legacy, an exploration of local history, art and the restoration of the Father Marquette statue. The week’s events will include live theater and musical performances, tall ships, bus tours, exhibits, lectures, living statues and a celebration of the statue restoration. Monday events include:

– Restoring Father Marquette with Detroit-based restoration artist Giorgio Gikas of Venus Bronze Works at 10 a.m. at the Hampton Inn, Marquette;

– Father Marquette Statue Celebration at 7 p.m. with ribbon-cutting ceremony, birch bark flotilla and performances by Marquette City Band ensemble and Lake Superior Theatre. The evening will finish with the Marquette Beautification and Restoration Committee’s 35th birthday, cake and lemonade at the site of the statue in Lakeside Park.

See a full list of events on the Arts and Culture City website. For information, call the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center at 906-228-0472 or email