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Contact: Jamie Wolfe, 315.568.0024
Women's Rights National Historical Park continues its second annual Winter Film Festival by showing Episode Five of the documentary film The National Parks on Friday, April 19, and Saturday, April 20, 2013.
Episode Five of filmmaker Ken Burns' The National Parks: America's Best Idea, entitled "Great Nature," spans the years 1933 - 1945. In this episode several people, including President Franklin Roosevelt and George Melendez Wright, work to conserve and protect national parks. Civilian Conservation Corps workers improve the conditions of national parks, while Japanese-Americans who are interned during World War II cherish their memories of national parks. The running time for Episode Five of The National Parks is 116 minutes.
Women's Rights National Historical Park commemorates and preserves the sites associated with the First Women's Rights Convention, held in 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York. "We are proud to be part of the National Park system, and we invite everyone to join us in enjoying Ken Burns' film about our national parks," said Superintendent Tammy Duchesne. "The Winter Film Festival is a fun way to learn about our national history," added Superintendent Duchesne.
All Winter Film Festival showings will occur at 12:00 Noon on Fridays and Saturdays at the Women's Rights National Historical Park Visitor Center, located at 136 Fall Street in Seneca Falls. All film showings are free of charge. The Winter Film Festival films are intended for a general audience. Visitors are encouraged to call if they are interested in a particular showing as film lengths vary.
For more information, please visit our website at www.nps.gov/wori or call (315) 568-0024.Follow the park's social media sites for Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/womensrightsnps) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/WomensRightsNPS) to learn more about our upcoming programs. Learn about the park's latest activities by reading its most recent newsletter: http://www.nps.gov/wori/parknews/park-newspaper.htm.