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Documentary: Trial by Fire

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March 27, 2017 - March 27, 2017
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Trial by Fire- The New York City Fire Museum

March 27th at 6:30pm at PCT

Peterborough Community Theater has an awesome series of documentaries to be screened this spring! The PTL encourages you to attend and has created some reading lists to complement the films. Enjoy!

Trial by Fire- The New York City Fire Museum
Housed in a 1904 firehouse — the former home of Engine 30 — this museum chronicles the history of firefighting from colonial times to the present. The museum features horse and hand-drawn fire carriages, fire buckets and parade hats and modern day equipment. Firefighters — many of whom were involved in the World Trade Center tragedy — serve as the museum’s volunteers.
Guest speaker: Chief Ed Walker, Peterborough Fire & RescueGo to Peterborough Community Theaterfor full details.

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Upcoming Films:

Wonderland of Science: The Franklin Institute
April 10th at 6:30pm
Founded to commemorate and continue the inventive spirit and scientific genius of Benjamin Franklin, the imposing Franklin Institute stands solid as a rock on 20th Street in Philadelphia. Science is a phenomenon—a process. You can’t put it in a museum display case. On “display” at the Franklin Institute is a surprising “collection” of ordinary, everyday experiences like “stability,” “momentum,” “speed.” Yet its rich historical collection also charts the progress of science in America, from Benjamin Franklin’s lightning rod to the Wright Brothers’ airfoils and flight experiment records, to one of the earliest planetariums in America. The Franklin Institute aims to awaken the scientist in each and every one of us.
Guest speakers: Tyler Ward and Roy Schlieben of MAxT Makerspace

Volumes to Speak: The Library of Congress
April 17th at 6:30pm
Established in 1800 as a small research library for the new Congress, today’s Library is considered the repository of the nation’s life story and arguably the “ultimate American museum.” Its holdings include Jefferson’s draft of the Declaration of Independence, marked up by Adams and Franklin; the maps carried in the pockets of Lewis & Clark; the contents of Lincoln’s pockets the night he was shot; Gershwin’s piano; the typescript of Martin Luther King’s “I have a Dream” speech; and Bob Hope’s 80,000 page joke file.
Guest speaker: Corinne Chronopolous, Library Director, Peterborough Town Library

The Great Museums of Havana, Cuba
May 22nd at 6:30pm
This GREAT MUSEUMS of the WORLD documentary shows a side of the island nation that we seldom hear about: Cuba’s art, history, and culture. Despite Cuba’s overwhelming economic and political challenges, museums in Havana abound; from rum and revolution, to cars and cigars. In fact, Old Havana itself is a museum-quality collection of historic buildings, reflecting 400 years of Spanish rule and a hundred years of revolution.
Guest speakers: Phil and Cathie Runyon

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