A Gathering of Spirit – Ken Burns’ Documentary Showing

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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


We will include this film once a week in our ongoing Natural History Series that takes place nightly at 5pm at the Evergreen. In April we would like to show the film on Saturdays. From May-October we will have room on Thursdays. Then we can return to Saturdays for the remainder of the year. This time of year attendance may be fewer than 25 at a time, but the cumulative total number of viewers throughout the course of the year should be well over 200 visitors.

About the Film:
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.