Heritage Center continues to explore local history with premiere of new documentary

April 12, 2019

Join Jackson College’s award-winning Heritage Center students at the debut of their newest film, “Going Home: A Story of Courage, Sacrifice and Friendship,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27 in Michael Baughman Theater, Potter Center.

In 1941, homes across Jackson County were asked to give everything they have to the war effort. Young Jacksonians traded in their ball gloves, phonographs and schoolbooks for flight gear and military orders. Jackson Junior College provided hope and direction to men and women during these turbulent times. It was a place where dreams came true. Three of “our boys” — Elwood Bailey, Zenneth Pond and William Maher — formed a strong friendship at JJC and were taught to fly under the steadfast and kind leadership of Frank James Dove. All three boys set off to join the war together —only one came home.

“This film is an attempt to show how important it is to remember those who have made sacrifices,” states Professor Diana Agy, director of the Heritage Center. “This is especially true of our veterans and those who have yet to come home. Our Heritage Center students have researched the families and communities that shaped these young men.”

The Jackson College Heritage Center collects, preserves and shares stories of the College and community. They are the 2018 winners of two state awards, Governor’s Award for Service and the Michigan Historical Society Award.

This will be an afternoon where we honor those who have given all they had. All are welcome to this free event. The Heritage Center’s art project and museum display will be open during the month of April in the Potter Center.

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Join Jackson College’s award-winning Heritage Center students at the debut of their newest film, “Going Home: A Story of Courage, Sacrifice and Friendship,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in Potter Center.

Jackson College Heritage Center students continue to tell the stories of their own with the premiere of “Going Home: A Story of Courage, Sacrifice and Friendship,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in Potter Center.

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