Ken Burns - National Parks

On July 1, 2009 Alan & I (and the rest of our staff) attended a preview of the National Parks documentary coming up this Fall. Ken Burns and co-producer and writer Dayton Duncan enthralled the audience talking about the process of researching and filming their newest documentary. After their talk we had a 45 minute preview of the series. Afterwards they had a Q&A session.

The Bellows Falls Opera House was filled to capacity - 550 seating plus SRO in the back.  The event was a fundraiser for the Student Conservation Association based in Charlestown, NH and the Walpole Historical Society. Village Square Booksellers was a ticket outlet for the historical society and we'd sold LOTS of tickets for them so they were happy. They have autographed posters available and CD's of the Soundtrack available for sale.  The Museum of the Walpole Historical Society in the Academy on Main Street is now open for the season, June through the first week in October, from 1-3 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays. (603)756-3449 

We are looking forward to carrying the National Parks book and DVD and will be setting up an event with Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan for the Fall - possibly around Thanksgiving time.

The six-part series will premiere Sunday, September 27, on PBS affiliates nationwide, including New Hampshire Public Television and Vermont Public Television.  A new, two-hour episode will air each night through Friday, October 2.  It was filmed over the course of more than six years in some of nature's most spectacular locales from Alaska's Gates of the Arctic to the Everglades and from Acadia to the Grand Canyon.  The documentary is actually a story of people from every conceivable background who were willing to devote themselves to saving a precious portion of the land they loved.

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