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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 the documentary film Thomas Jefferson on Friday, January 18, and Saturday, January 19, 2013.
Directed by film maker Ken Burns, this documentary examines the conflicting legacies of Thomas Jefferson.Author of the Declaration of Independence and an owner of enslaved persons, this film analyzes the paradoxes of Jefferson's public and private life.The running time for Thomas Jefferson is 180 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."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."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/upload/WORI-Newsletter-Vol-2-no-1-12-26-12.pdf.