Saturday, May 26, 2012

Portage Library to show BBC film May 26

HOUGHTON -- The Portage Lake District Library will show the film Her Majesty, Mrs. Brown at 6:30 p.m. TONIGHT, Saturday, May 26. This BBC film tells the true story of one of the most powerful women in the Western world -- the Queen of the British Empire -- and her friendship with a lowly Scottish servant whose primary job was to look after the horses. When circumstances brought the widowed Queen Victoria and her servant John Brown together, the result was a friendship that scandalized the nation and nearly toppled the British Monarchy. Filmed on location in Scotland and England, this film opens up the long-shrouded history of Victoria’s second great love as she presided over her nation’s transformation into a 20th-century industrial power. This film is rated PG.

This film is part of a Celtic film series presented by the Celtic Quarter, a local, non-profit group dedicated to preserving Celtic heritage in the Copper Country.The Celtic Quarter welcomes new members regardless of heritage. In 2009 they purchased the historic Pewabic House at 222 Hancock Ave. in Hancock. Plans for the building include a small museum, a genealogy center, and a welcome place for meetings and classes in all things Celtic. They can be reached through their website at

All library programs are free and everyone is welcome. For more information you may call the library at 482-4570 or visit

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