June 4th
Museum Matinees: Historical Documentations by PBS Delta Broadcasting

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Monday Matinees: Historical Documentations by PBS Delta Broadcasting
WHEN: Mondays at 1 PM (May 6, 13, & 20)
COST: Bay County Residents & BCHS Members: FREE, Non-Bay County Residents $2/person or $5/Family (Ages 0-5 FREE)
June 4: BREECHED (2020)

Tuesday, May 19, 2020.
The Edenville and Sanford dams are breached and the results are devastating. Wixom and Sanford Lakes drain away in a matter of hours. Thousands of lives are impacted in Edenville, Sanford, Midland, and Freeland by the resulting flood waters. Properties all along the Tittabawassee River system are severely damaged or destroyed.
Join Delta College Public Media as we visit the communities affected by this historic disaster and listen to the stories of the people who lived through it.

June 11: BREACHED!! THE TITTABAWASSEE RIVER DISASTER, PT. 2: THE RECOVERY
On May 19, 2020, two dams on the Tittabawassee River system breached after the area received several inches of rain. Wixom and Sanford lakes essentially emptied in just a matter of hours. Amazingly, no lives were lost, but thousands felt the impact as their homes and businesses were heavily damaged or destroyed.
In Delta College Public Media’s 2020 documentary, BREACHED! The Tittabawassee River Disaster, producers Ron Beacom and Bob Przybylski explored the immediate aftermath of this catastrophe and told the stories of the people trying to put their lives and communities back together. One year later, see where they are now.
BREACHED!! The Tittabawassee River Disaster, Pt. 2: The Recovery looks at efforts to pick up the pieces, to help people recover both emotionally and physically, and for the community to move forward.

June 18: COAL IN THE VALLEY: MID-MICHIGAN MINING HISTORY
See how the coal mining industry brought new faces and new opportunities to the Great Lakes Bay Region. Coal was first discovered in Michigan around 1835, but mining didn't take off until around 1890 when the lumber industry began to decline.
At the height of the coal mining industry, there were over 160 mines scattered across the state and the vast majority of Michigan's coal was produced in the Tri-County area. Long hours, minimal pay, and constant danger made for a hard life in mid-Michigan’s coal mines.

June 25: RESTORED TO GLORY: CLASSIC AUTOMOBILES, COLLECTORS & THEIR STORIES (2010)
Delta College Public Media looks at classic and antique cars and those who collect and restore them. We talked to people throughout mid-Michigan who have devoted their time and energy into restoring a collection of automobiles or one special vehicle that has a particular meaning to them. They each have a story to tell that's as fascinating and unique as the cars themselves.

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Upcoming Dates For This Event

  • Tuesday, June 18
  • Tuesday, June 25