What do baseball, the Civil War, jazz, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the Grand Canyon and Congress all have in common? Give up? They were all immortalized by internationally-acclaimed documentary filmmaker — and former Delawarean — Ken Burns.
No one in the world makes history come alive like this wonderfully gifted artist, historian and visionary. Would you like to ask Ken Burns how he selects the topics for his films? Or where he finds those extraordinary historic photographs and video clips? Or how digital videography has changed filmmaking? Or what new ideas he has up his filmmaking sleeve? Or why every state in the union has a national park except Delaware? Or….
Well thanks to the Delaware Historical Society, now’s your chance! The Society will be honoring Kenneth Lauren Burns with the distinguish Delaware History Makers Award at a gala reception and dinner at the Chase Center on the Riverfront on the evening of April 28, 2011. During the program, Mr. Burns will share his enormous insights when he takes live questions from the audience.
Ken Burns is living proof that history can be fun, exciting, entertaining and – believe it or not –educational all at the same time! On Thursday, April 28 you’ll have the opportunity to see for yourself! Check out our website for information and reservations, www.dehistory.org.