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Premiere screening draws capacity crowd

A capacity crowd of of about 250 donors, scholars, and participants attended a special premiere screening of A Force for Nature: Lucy Braun at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center on May 3. 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. A Force for Nature: Lucy Braun is being offered to regional public television stations for broadcast and school distribution later this year. The production team is also working on a more robust companion website and educational materials for viewers, teachers and students. Here are some photos from the premiere screening.


Photos: (from top) 1: Meg Hanrahan, Patti Niehoff, H.C. Buck Niehoff, Tom Law and Devere Burt at the premiere reception in the beautiful foyer of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. 2: Elizabeth Pierce, President & CEO, Cincinnati Museum Center, welcomes the audience to the Harriet Tubman Theater with an invitation to get a poster for the Edge of Appalachia Nature Preserve System. 3: Meg Hanrahan, Writer, Producer and Director, A Force for Nature: Lucy Braun, introduces the documentary and thanks all of the people who have made this program possible.4: The premiere screening closed with a panel discussion as scholars answered questions about the documentary, Lucy Braun and the state of her conservation efforts. The panelists are (right to left), Chris Bedel, Edge of Appalachia Nature Preserve System; Dr. Sunshine Brosi, Frostburg State University; Anita Buck, Author; On the Edge: A History of the Lucile Durrell Edge of Appalachia Preserve System;  Devere Burt, Retired Director Emeritus, Cincinnati Museum of Natural History; Dr. Theresa Culley, University of Cincinnati; Dr. Alice Jones, Eastern Kentucky University; and Martin McAllister, The Nature Conservancy.




















Meg Hanrahan has provided presentations about E. Lucy Braun and the documentary project to several organizations including: the Cincinnati Zoo; the Midwest Native Plant Society; the Wildlands Social Club, hosted by the Kentucky Natural Lands Trust; the Friends of the Governor’s Residence & Heritage Garden at the Governor’s Residence in Columbus; a Symposium on Appalachian Studies in the Digital Age at Shawnee State University, the Edge of Appalachia Preserve System. Hanrahan is also receiving invitations from the organizers of several state, national and international symposia.

Left to right: Mary Lewis, Curator of Native Plant Habitats, Hope Taft, Former First Lady of the State of Ohio, and Meg Hanrahan, Writer / Producer / Director at the Ohio Governor’s Residence and Heritage Garden.