Dan Berlin (kneeling) and John DeMario install historic photos. 2016

​Making History Matter

Adopt A Photo Project

Ironwood Memorial Building hallway with Adopt A Photo project installations. 2016

Early in 2014 the City of Ironwood  celebrated the 125th Anniversary of its incorporation. At the request of the city, the IAHS began a project to fill the public hallways of the Memorial Building with photographs and other items documenting the early days of the community. Thirty-four large images from the founding of Ironwood through the iron mining era are on display on both levels of the building. 


Called the "Adopt a Picture" Project, the images were funded by individuals, businesses, and organizations and are on view to the public along with an Ironwood History Exhibit, also developed by Historical Society volunteers, during normal business hours.


Today, fewer than a handful of the framed and captioned images are available for adoption. If you would like to make a contribution to complete the project please stop in the City Clerk's office in the Memorial Building,  or phone  

906-932-5050 ext. 121 and ask for Karen Gullan for more information.