Film Screening: Wilderness in America
America has a conservation legacy unmatched anywhere in the world. Almost 30% of the land in the United States- our National Parks, National Forests, wild rivers, wilderness and other lands are owned by us, the people of the United States. This film tells the story of four centuries of American history from the first European settlements in 1607 to the 21st century and describes a changing view of the land by a number of leaders, writers, artists, photographers, teachers and organizations. This resulted in the environmental legislation and the 110 million acres that have been placed in wilderness status in the last half-century.
This program is co-sponsored with the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University.
Registration is required. Please call 617-646-0578 or register online at www.masshist.org/events
There is a pre-film reception at 5:30 pm.