From November 2-March 30, the second annual Winter Film Festival at Women’s Rights National Historical Park (WORI) will explore a wide range of natural and historical subjects. From the diversity of wildlife found in national parks, to the rich cultural story of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, the festival will transport visitors to parks across the country. Park Superintendent Tammy Duchesne aims to use films to reach out beyond the park’s boundaries,"We are honored to introduce and entice people to learn about and visit their national parks,” said Duchesne. “Long distance travel isn't always possible in upstate New York during the winter months, so it’s great way to provide a free, fun and educational event to the community. We are proud to feature a diversity of national park sites and hope local residents will see the park as a community resource, not just as a place that serves tourists, and be inspired to visit other national parks."
All of the screenings are free, take place at noon on Fridays and Saturdays between November and April, and include free popcorn courtesy of the Friends of Women’s Rights National Historical Park. The park is looking to expand its library of NPS orientation films so that each year residents and visitors can continue to “virtually-visit” new parks. Last year’s film festival brought 379 visitors to the park for some 50 screenings. A listing of all screenings can be found at the following link.
Volunteers helped to prepare popcorn for the first screening of the film festival