Here’s a great video overview from our friends at MHTV with Don Friary describing the June 7 “Building a Handsome Church” Symposium at the Peabody Essex Museum. This piece originally appeared on MHTV’s “‘Headliner” news program in May 2014. Courtesy of MHTV, Marblehead Community Access and Media.
On November 8, 1944, the American Pictorial Service (a branch of the Army Signal Corps) shot this 9 1/2 minute video in Marblehead, entitled “Massachusetts Shore Leave”. It is a treasure trove of scenes of wartime Marblehead, and features an extended scene about — and inside! — St. Michael’s, featuring former rector The Rev. Roy I. Murray. The whole film is highly recommended, but the St. Michael’s scene starts at approximately 2:57.
The movie was discovered about 10 years ago in the National Archives by Sean Casey, a government contractor who grew up in Marblehead, and we are indebted to him for his assistance. More background info is available from this story, which originally appeared in the Salem News on November 13, 2013.
Here’s a great video overview from our friends at MHTV on the Tercentenary Celebration. This piece originally appeared on MHTV’s “‘Headliner” news program in January 2014.