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LUNCHEON LECTURE EXAMINES 1927 BATH SCHOOL EXPLOSION

LUNCHEON LECTURE EXAMINES 1927 BATH SCHOOL EXPLOSION

North Central Michigan College’s October 25 Luncheon Lecture will feature George Robson, whose mother and father were students at the new Bath Consolidated School when an explosion rocked the building, making it Michigan’s first site of domestic terrorism.  The program will be held in the Library Conference Center on the Petoskey campus. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program begins at noon.

It was a beautiful Friday morning in May 1927 when Robson’s parents entered the rural school about 10 miles outside Lansing.  Students were arriving for final exams.  A short time later, an explosion rocked the building.  When the dust cleared, authorities found 38 children and six adults dead.

Robson will tell the story he unearthed of one man’s grievances and how the community coped with the aftermath of this destructive act.

Reservations are required.  Call 231-348-6600 or email luncheonlectures@ncmich.edu to reserve your place at the table.  Cost is $12 (cash or check only – at door) and includes lunch. 

North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey, with additional locations offering classes and services in Cheboygan and Gaylord. North Central’s mission is to provide educational, economic, and cultural opportunities for student learning, personal growth, and community improvement.  North Central is an Achieving the Dream Leader College and a Veteran Friendly School.

 

For more information:
Megan Van Horn
Content Media Administrator
231-439-6399