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Contact: Andrea DeKoter, 315.568.0024
Seneca Falls, NY - Women's Rights National Historical Park is pleased to announce that it will show the PBS Ken Burns documentary Thomas Jefferson this Friday and Saturday, January 20 and 21, at 12:00 noon.
Thomas Jefferson made a name for himself as the author of the Declaration of Independence and the third President of the United States, but he was also an enigma: A slave owner who embraced liberty and freedom. His journey from young Virginia lawyer and planter to national statesman is thoroughly described in this riveting documentary.
The film is being shown as part of Women's Rights National Historical Park's first Winter Film Festival. The park exists to commemorate and preserve the events of the First Women's Rights Convention that was held in Seneca Falls in 1848. "We are proud to be part of the National Park system, and we invite everyone to join us in celebrating our shared history and culture through film," said Superintendent Tammy Duchesne.
Thomas Jefferson is approximately 3 hours long and intended for a general audience. Visitors are welcome to join us for all or part of the movie. All Winter Film Festival movies will be shown at 12:00 noon on Fridays and Saturdays, November through April, in the Guntzel Theater, located at the Women's Rights National Historical Park Visitor Center at 136 Fall Street in downtown Seneca Falls. Because film lengths vary, visitors are encouraged to call if they are interested in a particular showing. All park programs are free and open to the public. For more information, please call (315) 568-0024. You can also follow the park's social media sites for Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/womensrightsnps) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/#!/WomensRightsNPS) to learn about our upcoming events and programs.