Event Time:7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) presents a special showing of the Ken Burns’ documentary, Yosemite: A Gathering of Spirit, at 7:30 pm on Tuesday February 18th. The MRCA hosts a monthly lecture series called the Chautauqua Series. Our series continues a long history of providing presentations on a variety of topics from natural history to current events. These presentations are free and open to the public and consistently bring the community together for entertaining and educational evenings. You can find out more about the MRCA and its parks and programs at: www.lamountains.com
Yosemite has inspired generations of people for thousands of years. On June 30, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant Act, establishing Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove as the first protected wild land for all time. In addition, this grant marked the first California State Park.
Join us to watch Ken Burns’ documentary on the Yosemite Grant Act, A Gathering of Spirit. Visionary Americans like Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir, and Galen Clark understood that the wonders of the American wilderness are not only our inheritance, but our responsibility. Now, 150 years later, the promise of the Yosemite Grant endures as this beloved national park opens its arms to over 4 million people annually who marvel at the awe-inspiring beauty and gain a new understanding of the importance of preserving our wild lands.