Parks As Classrooms film wins another award

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Date: July 2, 2008
Contact: Steven Mccoy, 931-232-5348 x 105


Dover, Tennessee---Multimedia Producer David van Hooser, with the Tennessee Renaissance Center, presented a certificate of appreciation to Superintendent Steven McCoy for the park’s collaboration for the production, “Fort Donelson: A Place for Heroes.” The children’s film won an Emmy for the Children’s Programming Category at the 22nd annual Mid-South Regional Awards in Nashville, Tennessee. The film also earned the National Park Service Southeast Region’s 2006 Keeper of the Light Interpretive Award.


The Fort Donelson National Battlefield staff worked on the project from 2003-2004, along with Civil War historians Dr. Bobby Lovett, Tennessee State University, Dr. Carole Bucy, Volunteer State Community College, and National Park Service personnel in the Southeast Regional Office. Park volunteer Deborah Courtney appeared in the 22-minute film, as well as Civil War re-enactors from Clarksville, Memphis, and Nashville, Tennessee. Ken Tucker, production manager for the RenaissanceCenter, also worked on the project.


The TennesseeRenaissanceCenter (Jackson Foundation) donated over $40,000 in-kind support to help produce this film for schoolchildren. The film is one component of Fort DonelsonNB’s Parks as Classrooms program. The park shares the video with schools across the nation.

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