Iron Industry Museum holds first screening of student made documentary

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NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLUC) - The Michigan Iron Industry Museum kicked off their Afternoons at the Museum program Tuesday with a special movie. It's the work of about 25 Negaunee High School students.

It's called 104 days: The Miner's Strike of 1946. The documentary chronicles the strike and it's impact on labor unions, the workers and their families in Upper Michigan.

The students worked for about 6 months on the one-hour documentary. That includes doing the research, interviews and editing.

"We talked at the beginning of the year about a way to kind of draw out our mining heritage and it's good to see the kids be able to grasp onto different topics and actually teach, hopefully, the community a little bit about some of the specific history that happened here too," said Negaunee High School Teacher, Andy Skewis.

This is the third documentary students at Negaunee High School have produced. The Afternoons at the Museum program continues through August with presentations each Tuesday. For more on events at the Michigan Iron Industry Museum look in the related links section on this page.

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