A standing-room-only audience at the first Lebanon Roots film screening in May has prompted the Lebanon Historical Society to schedule two encore presentations on June 27 and July 13. Lebanon College and the Alice Peck Day (APD) Memorial Hospital are co-sponsors. Admission is free at both screenings.
The first encore will be at Lebanon College on Monday, June 27, at 7:00 p.m., on the lower floor in Room 5. No reservations are required. Parking is available behind the College.
The second screening will be at the APD Extended Care Facility on Wednesday, July 13, at 7:00 p.m., in the dining room. Reservations are requested for the APD screening at (603) 443-9537. Directional signs will be posted inside APD from the main entrance to the dining room.
Lebanon Roots I is a 40-minute screening of unedited footage made by Arline and Bertha Decato in the 1960’s. Arline’s son Jim will be present to tell stories about the film, including scenes of the aftermath of the 1964 fire that changed downtown Lebanon, the 1961 bicentennial parade, and farming at the Decato farm off Stoney Brook Road.
“Even though this is simply a screening of unedited footage with family narration, a homemade soundtrack, and a few humorous scenes, it has struck a chord,” said Lebanon Historical Society president Jay Collier. “Many of us long for a time when we knew all our neighbors and found out about their elders, the things they did, and the ways they lived. We’re pleased to present these encore screenings to learn more about one Lebanon family through one particular decade.”
The Lebanon Historical Society preserves and promotes the heritage of Lebanon, New Hampshire – its prominent citizens, special places, and memorable events – and also supports historical scholarship. The Society Web site is located at: http://www.lebanonnh.org.
Lebanon College, located in the Historic District at the center of downtown Lebanon, is a private educational institution founded in 1956 that provides courses and programs that are designed to benefit the entire community. Information and directions are available at: http://www.lebanoncollege.edu.
The Alice Peck Day Extended Care Facility, located on Mascoma Street, is a skilled intermediate and respite care nursing home affiliated with the Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital. Information and directions are available at http://www.alicepeckday.org or call the hospital at (603) 448-3121.
For more information, contact: Jay Collier, (603) 448-6889.