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Beaumier Heritage Documentary Series to air on WNMU-TV
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Beaumier Heritage Documentary Series

WNMU-TV is teaming up with the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center to bring locally relevant documentaries to viewers on the last Friday of each month at 9 pm ET. The series will start in September with L'empriente (Footprints).

Each film is specially picked to reflect the many cultures of the U.P. including Native American, French Canadian, and Finnish to name a few. Films will also share the unique history and lifestyles of our local communities.

Documentaries will also be available to stream from our website below, or from the PBS app, for one month.

Documentary Schedule

Below is a tentative documentary film schedule. Check back periodically for changes and updates.

1/29 at 9p: Winter Wonderland
Description: This film takes the viewer on a journey across the state over a hundred-year period. It tells the story of the early ski jumpers in the Upper Peninsula, the rise of winter sports parks and the arrival of down hill skiing. Rare archival footage combined with beautiful location cinematography makes this the perfect video to watch on a snowy evening.

12/25 at 9p: Christmas Tree Ship
Description: Chicago’s Christmas Tree Ship is the true story of the now-legendary, but doomed Lake Michigan voyage of the three-masted schooner Rouse Simmons loaded with thousands of Christmas trees for sale in the 1912 Christmas season. It is a riveting tale of dedication, adventure, unflagging courage, and tragedy, but in the end, of inspiration, heartwarming redemption and joy.

11/27 at 9p: Manoomin (Wild Rice)
Description: A documentary about wild rice in the Ojibwe’s history and spiritual culture and the traditional procedures for harvesting, processing, and cooking wild rice. Produced in Michigan's Upper Peninsula by Sociologist Michael Loukinen, PhD.

10/30 at 9p: 1913 Massacre
Description: 1913 Massacre follows singer/songwriter Arlo Guthrie to the town of Calumet, a once-thriving mining town on Michgan's Upper Peninsula still haunted by the tragic events that inspired Woody Guthrie's ballad, '1913 Massacre."

9/25 at 9p: L’empreinte (Footprints)
Description: The renowned actor Roy Dupuis discovers how our historic encounter with the First Nations was a determining factor in the construction of Quebec’s collective identity. It may even explain many fundamental aspects of our society… Why, then, have French Canadians denied this part of themselves for so long?

Watch This Month's Featured Documentary

December's featured documentary

Christmas Tree Ship

Expires: 2021-01-30

The Great Lakes schooner that delivered thousands of Christmas trees to Chicago in 1912.