YouTube has millions of videos for someone to choose and watch. Topics range from cooking to gaming, pets to gardening, and everything in between. Even in the historical field, there are thousands of videos on a variety of different topics, so much so that you could never watch all the videos that YouTube holds in a lifetime!
If you’d like some more wholesome content, the Frankenmuth Historical Museum has its own YouTube channel! Our channel holds a slew of videos that document Frankenmuth’s history. However, there are a lot of them to go through, so it can seem almost daunting to start off with watching. Luckily, we are here to help point out some videos we think are some of the best that we have!
My favorite video on our YouTube so far would have to be Dick Rummel's "As I Remember..." This video is of Dick Rummel explaining how things have changed in Frankenmuth from when he was growing up, to his older age. This video is a Frankenmuth history nut’s dream come true when it comes to business history! Being able to watch the video and hear about everything that has changed really helps open our eyes on the development of Frankenmuth throughout the year. The video is around 2 hours long, so it is definitely a hefty amount of content, but the information you can get from the video is well worth the time commitment.
Another top video we have on the YouTube channel would have to be Our Town Frankenmuth. This video used to be a special that TV5 aired that discussed the Frankenmuth culture and community with some local leaders. I really enjoy this video because it mimics our Oral History project with asking people about the area, but it brings in a wide range of different people that all know large amounts about Frankenmuth. People like Dick Krafft, Ruth Abraham, and many others. If you want to hear about culture and the different organizations in Frankenmuth, this is a must watch. Luckily, this one is only a half an hour long!
Want to reminisce about the 90s? If so, Frankenmuth FHS TV Production, Winter Wonderland, is for you. This video is created by High School students. It recaps Frankenmuth’s history and highlights what Frankenmuth is known for. The students interview individuals from the museum and also from Bronner's. Plus, check out the outfits!
Of course, the YouTube channel has many more videos for you to look through, but those are just three videos that we enjoy the most here at the museum! Make sure to check out our video collection to see more interesting stories, and we would love to hear about what videos you like the most!
Chad is a Research Assistant at the FHA.
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