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Contact: Visitor Center, 505-757-7200
Pecos, NM:– Pecos National Historical Park invites you to an evening under the stars for a one-time showing of Mrs. Miniver featuring Oscar-award winning actress Greer Garson. Join us on Ms. Garson’s birthday, September 29th at 7:00 p.m. to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the release of this critically-acclaimed film.
Mrs. Miniver (1942) is an American romantic war drama film that depicts the life of an unassuming British housewife in rural England who is touched by World War II. The film won six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. In 2006, the American Film Institute ranked it as one of the most inspiring American films of all time.
The Pecos National Historical Park that we know today exists in large part due to the generosity and support of Greer Garson Fogelson and her husband Col. E.E. “Buddy” Fogelson. The Fogelsons owned and operated the Forked Lightning Ranch for 50 years. In 1991, Garson sold her ranch parcel to The Conservation Fund, which donated it to the National Park Service. She and her husband were honored with the Conservation Service Award, the Department of the Interior’s highest civilian award.
Admission to the movie is free, but due to limited space, reservations are required. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the film will be shown in the field adjacent to the park’s headquarters building. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own blankets, chairs, snacks, and refreshments. Please bring a flashlight and dress appropriately for a fall evening in northern New Mexico. For more information and to make reservations, contact Pecos NHP at (505) 757-7241.
The park extends a special thanks to Western National Parks Association for assisting with the showing of Mrs. Miniver.