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Women’s Rights National Historical Park to Show two films about Herbert Hoover in Winter Film Festival

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Date: January 20, 2013
Contact: Jamie Wolfe, 315.568.0024

Women's Rights National Historical Park continues its second annual Winter Film Festival by showing two films about President Herbert Hoover on Friday, January 25, and Saturday, January 26, 2013.

The short film"Adventure and Great Undertakings"provides a brief introduction to the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, located in West Branch, Iowa. The running time is 12 minutes. The documentary film Landslide: A Portrait of President Herbert Hoover presents a biographical overview of Herbert Hoover's life and legacy. The running time is 57 minutes.

Both films highlight Herbert Hoover's personal and professional achievements as well as the challenges which the 31s tPresident of the United States faced during the Great Depression. These films illustrate how Hoover's passion for individual self-reliance conflicted with the increasing expectations of executive action.

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 fun way to learn about our national 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 atwww.nps.gov/worior 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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