Enjoy the videos below, and find more on our Digital Downloads page. Recordings of previous live events can be purchased on our Digital Media page.
Pieces of the Past - Jim Koski Video Stories
These are short video stories of Marquette. Some of the tales are famous, some are not, but all of them are interesting, at least to me.
Many of the pictures and materials come from the History Center's John M. Longyear Research Library. A few are my own. And others come from the amazing collection of Jack Deo & Superior View Studios, who's graciously allowed us to use them.
If you like what you see, feel free to join us the next time we're giving a tour or putting on a program at the History Center. Or - since you're already here - maybe just make a donation. Either way, you're helping the History Center continue to bring the history of the area to life. Thanks.
Marketplace of South Marquette
The Iceman Cometh
A Ghost Story
The Evolving Organism That is Marquette: Then & Now Shots
What's in a Name? Or Three? Sawyer, Gwinn, Van Riper
Three Buildings in Two Years 1927-29
Ore Dock No. 6 in Marquette's Lower Harbor
Hear it from an Iron Ranger! Jerry Sullivan
From Four Students to Fire
"Fall" into Main Street.
One Deadly Day
Long Gone Buildings
Company Houses at the Furnace Location
The School on the Hill: Howard Frobel
The Old Scent of Bunny Bread
Where'd We Put That Dock?
How not to build a school… and missing one.
Shaping with Rail
A Coach of All, A Memorial for All
Marquette the Statue, the Name, the Man
Our First Parking Garage.
Is the Safe Safe?
That was Once a School?
Jim Mourns the Trestle
The Corner of Fourth and Wow!
A Day Hopefully Unlike Any Other
That's One Way to Tune a Piano
Forgotten Founding Father Funding
Fire Takes the Sandstone Nester Building
A Persistent Parish
The Nine Lives of Sandstone
Bumming in Bum's Jungle, as Long as You're Not a Bum
Marquette's Very Own Sports Superstar
An Iconic "Lost Building" of Marquette
Two Bars, One Building, in Two Minutes
From Coal to Leisure
The Brookton Murder
A Zoo, a Streetcar and a Pool Walk Out to an Island…
Iron Ore, Lumber and… Conservation Officers?
Fate of Fire and Fine Art
The Twice Built House
The History Center would like to thank Jim Koski for sharing these fantastic videos with us. Thanks for bringing history alive, Jim!
Archaeology at Camp Au Train with Dr. LouAnn Wurst
The MRHC's first virtual program was held on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Watch the recording of the presentation here: