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Women’s Rights NHP to Show Untold Stories from America’s National Parks as Part of Winter Film Festival

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Date: April 16, 2012
Contact: John Stoudt, 315.568.2991 ext. 3004

Seneca Falls, NY - Women's Rights National Historical Park is pleased to announce that it will show the documentary film Untold Stories from America's National Parks this Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21, at 12:00 noon.

Untold Stories from America's National Parks, created by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan, contains five short films about different topics, including Yosemite's Buffalo Soldiers, the experiences of urban youth in natural parks, Manzanar National Historic Site, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and San Antonio Missions National Historical Park.The cinematography includes footage of inspiring scenic areas and historic sites.This film is one hour long.

The film is being shown as part of Women's Rights National Historical Park's first Winter Film Festival.The park exists to commemorate and preserve the events of the First Women's Rights Convention that was held in Seneca Falls in 1848."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 park is also showing the film during April prior to its celebration of National Parks Week from April 21-29."We are proud to share the stories of America's national parks during April," said Duchesne.During National Park Week, April 21-29, all 397 national parks offer free admission, all week long.The National Park Service is proud to once again join with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, to present National Park Week.

Untold Stories from America's National Parks is intended for a general audience.All Winter Film Festival movies will be shown at 12:00 noon on Fridays andSaturdays, November through April, in the Guntzel Theater, located at the Women's Rights National Historical Park Visitor Center at 136 Fall Street in downtown Seneca Falls.Because film lengths vary, visitors are encouraged to call if they are interested in a particular showing.All park programs are free and open to the public.For more information, please visit our website at www.nps.gov/wori or call (315) 568-0024.

For more information, please call (315) 568-0024.You can also 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. You can also learn about the park's latest activities by reading its most recent newsletter http://www.nps.gov/wori/parknews/upload/WORI-Newsletter-Vol-1-No-2-Spring-2012.pdf .

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