MARQUETTE, Mich. (WZMQ) – History was on full display at the Kaufman auditorium in Marquette Thursday night. A packed crowd filled the historic Kaufman Auditorium in Marquette to listen to local historians Jim Koski and Jack Deo.
Spreading history is something they have done for the last 12 years and have been teaching locals about history through pictures and slideshows. Tonight for the first time ever they premiered a set of films shot in the early 1900s in Marquette.
Koski, who has seen a lot of Marquette history, said the films give a new perspective and brings the buildings and streets of Marquette past alive.
The films were discovered in the basement of the delft restaurant. Koski and Deo spent months researching the movies to provide background and insight to those who came to the premier.
The presentation was put on by the Marquette Regional History Center.