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Contact: Brian Reedy, 724-329-5470
NEW GENEVA, PA On Saturday, January 30, in honor of Albert Gallantin's is unveiling two new video programs. The public is invited to view the interpretive programs in the NHS mansion. Both orientation films introduce the visitor to Gallatin, his family and home.
A four minute video, utilizing the voice of Gallatin from the old “talking head” program, includes historic and period art with recent film footage. The program highlights Gallatin
The second film, ninety seconds long, explores the Gallantin's house and history. Both films are shown in the South Bedroom Wing of the historic house. The project to produce the two films was part of an accessibility upgrade to this national park. Project money came from recreation-fees collected at most national parks. Additional accessibility upgrades are planned for Friendship Hill.
The two videos were made by The Biscuit Factory, LLC of Falls Church, Virginia, a production company of documentary and educational films.
Born in Geneva, Switzerland on January 29, 1761, Albert Gallatin immigrated to America in 1780 and took a prominent role in politics. As secretary of the treasury under Presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, Gallatin provided steady leadership of the republic’s fragile economic situation. His influence in banking, interstate commerce, education and global affairs is recognized to this day.
Established in 1978, Friendship Hill National Historic Site preserves the home of Albert Gallatin. During the winter season the house is open on weekends 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The park grounds are open daily sunrise to sunset. The park is free admission. For more information call 724-329-5472.