Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Film Screening: "Pisgah: A Place Apart" at Keene State College March 7

Pisgah: A Place Apart
Redfern Arts Center - Putnam Theater
Thursday, March 7 at 7 p.m.

This hour-long, local documentary film traces the history of New Hampshire’s largest state park – Pisgah, a 13,400-acre wilderness in Chesterfield, Winchester, and Hinsdale. Through historic photos and interviews with forest ecologists and longtime local residents, Pisgah: A Place Apart highlights the land’s logging and farming past, and explains how pockets of old-growth forest, deep in the heart of the park, survived both the saw and the felling winds of the Hurricane of 1938. Following the film, Emily Hague of the Pisgah State Park Management Plan Steering Committee will be on hand to answer questions about more recent park “history.”

Co-sponsored by the Harris Center for Conservation Education, the Keene State College Film Society, the Keene State College School of Sciences, and the Monadnock Institute for Nature, Place and Culture. For more information, contact Brett Amy Thelen at thelen@harriscenter.org or 603-358-2065.