A Gathering of Spirit – Ken Burns’ Documentary Showings

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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

YExplore Yosemite Adventures and Cole Video present a handful of special showings of the Ken Burns’ documentary, Yosemite: A Gathering of Spirit, on Saturday January 11th. The free event will be held at the Sonora Historic Opera Hall.

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.

This event is one of Sonora’s 2nd Saturday Art Nights. Screenings of “Yosemite: A Gathering of Spirit” will be on the hour at 5, 6, and 7 pm on January 11th at the Opera Hall located at 250 South Washington St. in Sonora and will be free to the public. In addition to the movie screening, Lee Stetson will perform as John Muir to cap the evening. Stetson will perform at 8 pm. Shops will remain open throughout the evening and will be showing the works of many highly talented local artists. Visitors are also encouraged to share in the culinary experiences offered by several of the town’s restaurants.

To learn more: http://www.nps.gov/yose/anniversary/index.html