A Special Screening: Carry Me Home
- – Feb 16, 2017
- Venue: LancasterHistory.org Lancaster County's Historical Society & President James Buchanan's Wheatland
- 230 North President Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603
- Times: Social begins at 4:00pm / Lecture from 4:30pm-5:30pm.
- Admission: Free and open to the public
- Phone: (717) 392-4633
In honor of Black History Month, LancasterHistory.org will host a special screening of the locally produced short film Carry Me Home -- A Tribute to Harriet Tubman. Carry Me Home depicts the life and faith of Harriet Tubman, who helped to set more than 300 slaves free through the Underground Railroad in the 1800s. Based on a true story, the film zeroes in on a real-life encounter between Tubman and Maria Ennals, who was a slave in the South during the mid-1800s. Tubman leads Ennals and her family through life-threatening trials causing them all to question whether or not freedom is worth the price they must pay to obtain it. A panel discussion will follow the film.
Carry Me Home was developed by Dayspring Christian Academy in partnership with LampHouse Films, Lancaster, as part of their Remember America initiative. The film's director, Josh Henry, and director of photography, Michael Schmucker, are both Dayspring graduates, and they worked alongside current Dayspring faculty and staff on the film. Director Josh Henry will participate on the panel.
The film screening and panel discussion of Carry Me Home will take place in Ryder Hall at LancasterHistory.org, 230 N President Avenue, Lancaster, PA. A social gathering will begin at 400pm, followed by the film screening and panel discussion at 4:30pm. The event is free and open to the public.