A Gathering of Spirit – Ken Burns’ Documentary Showing

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4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

We will have the premier at the historic Golden Chain Theatre – www.goldenchaintheatre.org – opening with a cocktail reception, meet & great & photo ops with our local Abe Lincoln. We will have a brief intro to the film and talk about the 150th, then show the film. Then Abe Lincoln will come up and give a talk about the 150th and do the Gettysburg Address and then tell the audience about play and performances in his time…followed by a mini Melodrama. Details are as follows:

4 to 5 pm – Cocktail and Appetizer reception with Abraham Lincoln pictures,
Yosemite Conservancy booth with 150th products and the film for sale.
5 to 5:30 – Introduction of the film and then showing
5:30 to 5:40 – Abe Lincoln talk about the history of Melodramas
5:45 – 6:45 – mini Melodrama – The Shagwood Secret…or Double Deal at the Dirty Dog Saloon by Teddy Keller

Cost is $10 per Adult/Children 4-12 are $5
$1 per ticket will be donated to the Yosemite Conservancy

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.