WNIT, Michiana PBS announces their upcoming historical documentary, Then, Now, and Always – The St. Joseph River Story will premiere on Saturday, August 28th, 7:00 PM at The Heritage Museum and Cultural Center.
WNIT tells the story of the St. Joseph River, including the people, history, and life along this storied river from Hillsdale to Lake Michigan.
Please join The City of St. Joseph, St. Joseph Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library, and The Heritage Museum and Cultural Center in this collaborative celebration including a red-carpet documentary premiere, historical speaker, and afterglow party. Doors open at 6:00 PM. General admission is open to the public.
Throughout its history, the St. Joseph River has always attracted and sustained life. From furs and food to transportation, power, and recreation, the river serves a central role in the lives of those who call its banks home. To this day, its waters provide for Native People. In the past, those waters attracted global powers to the region and later, powered the industries that built the cities of today. However, rapid industrialization and population growth took a toll on the river during the 19th and 20th centuries, altering its flow and polluting its waters. Today, however, the river is undergoing an astonishing transformation. Its waters are cleaner, and it serves as a point of pride for its communities, inspiring new development and recreational opportunities. We celebrate how it has shaped the region and continues to be an integral part of our community.
Preview the documentary trailer at https://www.wnit.org/celebratethestjoe/.
This event is underwritten by Garey Roofing and The Heritage Museum and Cultural Center Board of Directors.