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News Release
September 22, 2008

SUBJECT: Noted documentary filmmaker Ken Burns to appear in Lincoln October 16, 2008 to honor the Nebraska State Historical Society

Tickets: Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation, 402-435-3535 or 888-515-3535

For more information on Ken Burns: call John Carter, 402-471-4752

Ken Burns has brought America's history to life for millions of viewers for nearly two decades in epics like The Civil War, Baseball, The West, and The War. Now Burns brings us another American saga, The National Parks: America's Best Idea, scheduled to air on PBS in the fall of 2009.

On Thursday, October 16 Nebraskans will have an opportunity to hear Ken Burns in person and get a taste of his new documentary. Burns will speak and show film excerpts at the Rococo Theater, 13th & P Streets, Lincoln. Doors open at 6:30PM with jazz performed by Swing Ambiance. Ken Burns will follow at 7:30PM. Tickets range in price from $25 to $50 and can be purchased only by contacting the Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation at 402-435-3535 or 888-515-3535.

Burns, long a friend of the Nebraska State Historical Society, will bring Nebraska into The National Parks: America's Best Idea, through the words and images of two Nebraskans, Edward and Margaret Gehrke of Lincoln. Their adventures on the roads of America from the 1910s through the 1930s, documented in photographs and journals preserved by the Nebraska State Historical Society, illustrate America's experience in our great national parks.

Over the course of his career, Ken Burns has used more material from the Nebraska State Historical Society than any other institution in the United States. The event promises to be a powerful evening. Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate Nebraska and remember why we should care about its past. This event is part of the Nebraska State Historical Society celebration of Nebraska Archives Week.

For general information:

Lynne Ireland
Chief Education and Research Officer
Nebraska State Historical Society
1500 R Street
PO Box 82554
Lincoln, NE 68501
402.471.4758 (v)
402.471-3100 (f) or 402-471-4758


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