What blockbuster movies did wrong; Historical society hosts presentation Sunday, June 29

The Hay Lake School Museum will host a presentation about what is true and what isn't in blockbuster movies based on historical events. (Photo courtesy of the Washington County Historical Society).

The Hay Lake School Museum will host a presentation about what is true and what isn’t in blockbuster movies based on historical events. (Photo courtesy of the Washington County Historical Society).

Who could ever forget Mel Gibson’s big speech from BraveHeart when he is wearing the blue face paint? Did you know that the Scots did not actually paint their faces before battle? Or that William Wallace’s execution was not entirely accurate? Oftentimes, audiences wonder about how accurate blockbuster movie truly are.

The Washington County Historical Society offers a presentation titled “Story in Film: What Blockbuster Movies did Wrong” this weekend.

It will expose what films like “Gladiator,” “Chicago,” “Captain Phillips,” and many more have done incorrectly. It will also tell the true history of what was being portrayed in these films.

The event is Sunday, June 29, at 2 p.m. at the Hay Lake School Museum complex just south of Scandia, at the corner of Olinda Trail and Old Marine Trail. It is free to the public.

For more information, contact the historical society at 651-439-5956 or the Hay Lake Museum Complex Manager Dustyn Dubuque at 651-433-4014. Or visit wchsmn.org.

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