Free to public
Michigan at Antietam-Speaker: Brian Egen
Sunday, May 19, 2019, 2:30pm
Waterloo Farm Museum, 13493 Waterloo-Munith Rd. Grass Lake, MI 49240
BRIAN JAMES EGEN is an award-winning film director and producer, Civil War historian and lifelong student of history. He has been employed at the Henry Ford, in Dearborn, Michigan for the past 27 years. He currently serves as Executive Producer, overseeing the film department and is a coordinator for the CBS television’s award-winning The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation. In his first 22 years at The Henry Ford, Brian was involved in the agriculture and equine operations, historic base ball program, Model T experience and many of the special program offerings.
In 2015, Brian co-authored Michigan at Antietam: Wolverine State’s Sacrifice on America’s Bloodiest Day that chronicle Michigan’s role during the Maryland Campaign of 1862. Michigan does not have a monument on the Antietam Battlefield, but Brian is currently leading an effort to change that with fundraising efforts that include all book proceeds going toward the project.
Brian’s dual interest in history and filmmaking has given him experience serving on many historical documentaries for the NPS, History Channel and other outlets. Chief among them was serving as assistant director and historical consultant for Antietam: A Documentary Film for the U.S. Department of the Interior on the Battle of Antietam.