Dayton Duncan, author of "The National Parks: America's Best Idea"
Sunday, September 11, 3 pm
The Mather Homestead is honored to welcome Dayton Duncan this coming fall! Duncan is an award-winning writer and documentary filmmaker. He wrote the series "The National Parks: America's Best Idea" which he produced with Ken Burns. This six-episode series won two Emmy awards - for outstanding nonfiction series and outstanding writing for nonfiction programming. It tells "the story of an idea as uniquely American as the Declaration of Independence and just as radical: that the most special places in the nation should be preserved, not for royalty or the rich, but for everyone." The third episode pays particular tribute to Stephen Tyng Mather, the first Director of the National Park Service.
This is most certainly a Mather-Don't Miss event! Limited to 125.