Women’s Rights National Historical Park to Show Documentary about New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park in Winter Film Festival
Contact: John Stoudt, 315.568.0024
Women's Rights National Historical Park continues its second annual Winter Film Festival by showing a documentary film about New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park on Friday, February 15, and Saturday, February 16, 2013.
The documentary film The City That Lit the World explores the social history of the whaling industry in New Bedford, Massachusetts, in the 19th century. The whaling industry affected many people across lines of class, race, and gender, and it left a lasting legacy in New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park. The running time of The City That Lit the World is 22 minutes.
Women's Rights National Historical Park commemorates and preserves the sites associated with the First Women's Rights Convention, held in 1848 in Seneca Falls. "We are proud to be part of the National Park system, and we invite everyone to join us in celebrating our shared history and culture through film," said Superintendent Tammy Duchesne." The Winter Film Festival is a great way to learn more about African-American history," added Superintendent Duchesne.
All Winter Film Festival showings will occur at 12:00 Noon on Fridays and Saturdays at the Women's Rights National Historical Park Visitor Center, located at 136 Fall Street in Seneca Falls.All film showings are free of charge. The Winter Film Festival films are intended for a general audience. Visitors are encouraged to call if they are interested in a particular showing as film lengths vary.
For more information, please visit our website at www.nps.gov/wori or call (315) 568-0024.Follow the park's social media sites for Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/womensrightsnps)and Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/WomensRightsNPS) to learn more about our upcoming programs. Learn about the park's latest activities by reading its most recent newsletter: http://www.nps.gov/wori/parknews/upload/WORI-Newsletter-Vol-2-no-1-12-26-12.pdf
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