Voyageur Video Sampler 2016
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 18 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.
Lucy Braun: Pioneer Ecologist explores the life and work of E. Lucy Braun (1889-1971) — a groundbreaking 20th century woman of science. The project is a co-production of Meg Hanrahan Media and Voyageur Media Group, Inc. The centerpiece of the project is a one-hour documentary for public television broadcast scheduled for release in early 2018. Support for the Lucy Braun project continues to grow! The project has received a leading $25,000 grant from the Meshewa Farm Foundation, a major $20,000 grant from Ohio Humanities (a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities), and generous support from the Anness Family Charitable Fund, the Alan B. Lindner Family Fund, the Camden Foundation, and several individual donors.
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. Read more about Lucy Braun and this educational media project at Lucy Braun: Pioneer Ecologist.
“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’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.
Voyageur is currently producing “The Hathaway Family: A Journey from Slavery to Civil Rights,” which is the eighth episode in The Kentucky Archaeology & Heritage Series. Visit our project page for more information about this compelling documentary.