The National Parks: America’s Best Idea

As part of the Nebraska City Museum Association’s Movie Nights, the Lewis & Clark Center will present portions of the PBS series “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea” starting at 7:00 PM on January 30, 2016.

The National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016. As part of their legacy, a six-episode series was produced for the Public Broadcasting System by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan. It was filmed over a period of six years at some of nature’s most spectacular locales – Yosemite, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Everglades, etc.

The story of how the National Parks were created is a story of people from every conceivable background – rich and poor, famous and unknown, soldiers and scientists, natives and newcomers, artists and entrepreneurs – people who were willing to devote themselves to saving some precious portion of the land they loved, and in doing so reminded their fellow citizens of the full meaning of democracy.

This event is FREE. We will show approximately 90 minutes of the 12 hour series.

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