Birmingham Museum launches podcast
Think you know everything about Birmingham, Michigan? You might be surprised, especially if you tune into “Birmingham Uncovered,” the new podcast just launched by the Birmingham Museum, available via app, on the city’s website and the museum’s YouTube channel.
Each podcast, produced twice per month by museum specialist Caitlin Donnelly, will focus on the life of a particular individual from Birmingham’s history, and explore their connection to the larger local or national story.
"It's exciting to be able to share Birmingham's history in this new way,” said Donnelly. “By exploring big nationwide stories like the Underground Railroad network, the women's suffrage movement, or attitudes toward mental illness in the 1820s through the lives of the people in Birmingham. It makes the history personal.”
The equipment for the podcast was made possible by a Public, Educational, and Governmental Services (PEG) grant from the Birmingham Area Cable Board. To delve deeper into Birmingham’s history, visit bhamgov.org/birminghamuncovered to listen to the podcasts, view a transcript of each podcast, and access historical documents for each episode. These include court records, old newspaper clippings, journal entries, and more. The free podcasts are also available via app and on the Birmingham Museum’s YouTube channel.