Tune in to the Discover Uncover Podcast | A Deeper Dive into the Sloan Museum History Archives
Discover Uncover delves into the deeper backstories of Sloan’s vast historical collection of nearly 50,000 artifacts. Hosted by Geoff Woodcox - Sloan Museum Curator of Collections, and Jerome Threlkeld - Community Engagement Coordinator, listeners and viewers will go on a journey back in time as we dig into the fascinating stories of Flint, Genesee County, and Michigan using the artifacts as a jumping point. Immerse yourself as the stories unfold and gain a deeper sense of the impacts the artifacts and archives have on today’s culture, customs and society.
If you’re curious about how the past influences our future, and love to learn about the untold stories, take a listen to one of the episodes of Discover Uncover linked below, or on your favorite podcast app starting November 30, 2023.
Podcast Feedback and Contact Info:
If you have a personal connection to one of our podcast historical topics, an artifact relating to Flint or Genesee County history, or have a burning question prompted by one of our past podcasts, please call (810) 237-3417 and leave a voicemail (we may use your question on air), or email us at Podcast@SloanLongway.org
Episode 1: The Beecher Tornado of 1953
Listen in as Geoff Woodcox, Sloan Museum curator of Collections, and Jerome Threlkeld, Community Engagement Coordinator, discuss the catastrophic EF5 tornado that destroyed entire neighborhoods in the Beecher community. Letters from high school students' accounts of the storm are read aloud, as well as how the community came together to heal and re-build.
COMING SOON | Episode 2: Fair Housing
The battle for racial equality
Listen in as Geoff Woodcox, Sloan Museum curator of Collections, and Jerome Threlkeld, Community Engagement Coordinator, discuss the Fair Housing exhibit in Sloan's history gallery, highlighting the first Black Mayor of Flint, Floyd McCree, the language written in land contracts segregating the black community, St. John's Neighborhood, and more.