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Documentary about bringing Americans together in polarizing times wins multiple awards at film festival

2021-10-02T20:10:02-04:00

FREMONT – A documentary that examines those working to bring Americans together during a time of major political division and polarization won multiple awards on Saturday, Oct. 2, at the American Presidents Film & Literary Festival. “The Reunited States,” directed by Ben Rekhi, won Best Production and Best Feature Film awards. This film takes an in-depth look at a growing movement of people who recognize that political polarization has cut through every aspect of American society in recent years and threatens American democracy. The film chronicles what this group is doing to bridge the divide and increase open communication. “This is [...]

Documentary about bringing Americans together in polarizing times wins multiple awards at film festival2021-10-02T20:10:02-04:00

Celebrate President Hayes’ birthday with military ceremony, bugler at Spiegel Grove

2021-09-23T16:27:23-04:00

Celebrate President Rutherford B. Hayes’ 199th birthday by attending a wreath-laying by members of the U.S. military on Sunday, Oct. 3, at Hayes’ tomb at Spiegel Grove. The ceremony is at 1 p.m. at Hayes’ grave, located at the Hayes estate and grounds of the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, called Spiegel Grove. Admission is free. Each year, the sitting U.S. president sends military members to lay a wreath at Hayes’ tomb on the Sunday closest to his birthday. His birthday is Oct. 4. These representatives, as well as Hayes Presidential Executive Director Christie Weininger, will give brief remarks. A bugler [...]

Celebrate President Hayes’ birthday with military ceremony, bugler at Spiegel Grove2021-09-23T16:27:23-04:00

‘Meet’ people connected to the presidents at film festival lantern tours of Spiegel Grove

2021-09-23T16:11:45-04:00

Walk the grounds of the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums by lantern light and “meet” people connected to U.S. presidents throughout history during night-time tours on Friday, Oct. 1. Costumed living history presenters will portray First Lady Jane Pierce; Hayes Home housekeeper Sarah Jane Grant; Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman; President Rutherford B. Hayes’ cousin, Lucy Elliot Keeler; and Alice Roosevelt, daughter of President Teddy Roosevelt. They will be stationed around Spiegel Grove, the grounds of Hayes Presidential, and share their stories. This event is part of the third-annual American Presidents Film & Literary Festival. Tours begin at 9 p.m. and take [...]

‘Meet’ people connected to the presidents at film festival lantern tours of Spiegel Grove2021-09-23T16:11:45-04:00

Film festival to include keynote talk by political cartoonist, theater production, lantern tours, original films

2021-09-23T11:23:06-04:00

An award-winning political cartoonist will be the keynote speaker at the third annual American Presidents Film & Literary Festival, which will take place Sept. 25 and Oct. 1-3 at various locations inFremont. The festival will include original films, a play based on the life of a White House butler, a red carpet event that includes dinner and craft beer tasting, lantern tours of Spiegel Grove with living history presenters and more. Arthur “Chip” Bok, a syndicated political cartoonist through Los Angeles-based Creators Syndicate, will speak during the Red Carpet Event on Saturday, Oct. 2, at The Strand Concert Theater. The event [...]

Film festival to include keynote talk by political cartoonist, theater production, lantern tours, original films2021-09-23T11:23:06-04:00

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