Voyageur Video Sampler
Voyageur has been on an extraordinary journey since our establishment in 1998. Enjoy this 3-minute video sampler of the educational media projects we have produced over the past 20 years, as well as a sneak peak of a few exciting projects in production. Thanks to all of the production professionals, artists, scholars, board members and funders who have collaborated to bring these compelling documentaries, books, artworks and companion websites to millions of viewers, teachers and students.
Documentary earns praise and applause
A wonderful audience of about 250 attended a special premiere screening of A Force for Nature: Lucy Braun at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center on May 3. A co-production of Meg Hanrahan Media and Voyageur Media Group, this one-hour documentary explores the life and work of E. Lucy Braun (1889-1971) — a groundbreaking 20th century woman of science.
The premiere reception, screening and panel discussion was sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. H.C Buck Niehoff, and co-hosted by the Cincinnati Museum Center, Voyageur and Meg Hanrahan Media. Go to the Lucy Braun project page – A Force for Nature: Lucy Braun – for preview trailers and some photographs from this exciting premiere event.
Born in Cincinnati, Lucy Braun was a pioneer who forged her own unique theories in the developing field of ecology. She discovered new species and documented the deciduous forests of the entire eastern North American continent. A leader in preservation, she led efforts to save Ohio’s and Kentucky’s most sensitive ecological sites. A Force for Nature: Lucy Braun is being offered to regional public television stations for broadcast and school distribution later this year. Stay tuned for broadcast dates!
SAA National Award for Excellence in Public Education
The Kentucky Archaeological Survey and the Davis Bottom History Preservation Project earned the 2018 Excellence in Public Education Award of The Society for American Archaeology at it’s national conference in Washington D.C. on May 14. The Davis Bottom project was recognized for it’s “extraordinary contributions” in documenting the archaeology of an entire working-class neighborhood. Voyageur produced “Davis Bottom: Rare History, Valuable Lives,” the sixth episode in the Kentucky Archaeology & Heritage Series, under the leadership of Dr. David Pollack, Co-Director, and Dr. Gwynn Henderson, Educational Director, The Kentucky Archaeological Survey. The Davis Bottom History Preservation Project featured several integrated components: a one hour documentary distributed by Kentucky Educational Television; a companion website hosted by the Anthropology Department of the University of Kentucky; and state and national curriculum, including resources for “Project Archaeology: Investigating a Kentucky Shotgun House.” Dr. Gwynn Henderson accepted the award on behalf of the Kentucky Archaeological Survey, and the project’s partners – the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Kentucky Heritage Council, Nashville District Corps of Engineers, and Voyageur Media Group, Inc.
Sanctuary: At Home with Kathy Y. Wilson
CityBeat: Exhibit “Best of Cincinnati 2018”
The exhibit, “Sanctuary: Kathy Y. Wilson Living in a Colored Museum,” was recently named “Best of Cincinnati 2018” by CityBeat. Voyageur produced the introductory video for the exhibition, which earned large crowds and critical acclaim during its run last winter at the Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center. Curated by Emily Buddendeck, the exhibition presented the art collection of acclaimed writer, performer and educator, Kathy Y. Wilson. Voyageur is pleased to support regional institutions with creative production services as part of our Community Video series.
Now On Line
Voyageur’s production team has completed three videos for the Making Archaeology Public Project. This national video series celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act. Professional archaeologists in each state have been encouraged to create a video describing what scholars have learned because of this important federal legislation. Voyageur produced the National Introduction, which features our own founding trustee Rebecca A. Hawkins. We also produced videos for Kentucky and New Mexico. Visit the MAPP project page to learn more about this grass-roots educational initiative, and to see our contributions.
“Creelsboro and the Cumberland: A Living History” chronicles the history and culture of a rural valley along the Cumberland River in Russell County, Kentucky. The one-hour documentary follows Janie-Rice Brother, Architectural Historian, Kentucky Archaeological Survey, as she gathers archaeological data, historical records and photographs and oral histories about the area from its earliest settlement to the completion of the Wolf Creek Dam in 1951. The program, episode seven in The Kentucky Archaeology and Heritage Series, combines interviews of residents with archival images, landscapes, aerial video, architectural surveys and original artwork for a compelling look at the history of the Creelsboro area, and its intimate connection to the Cumberland River. Go to the Creelsboro project page for more information and video clips, including stunning aerials of this beautiful valley.
Voyageur is currently developing “The Hathaway Family: A Journey from Slavery to Civil Rights,” which will be the eighth episode in The Kentucky Archaeology & Heritage Series. Visit our project page for more information about this compelling documentary project.