Every great filmmaker has to start somewhere, and our workshop may be the perfect spot for you! If you’re a middle or high-school student interested in creating an original documentary for History Day in Connecticut, you’ll want to join us on Friday, February 25th for this exclusive hands-on Documentary Workshop.
The workshop will be held at the Legislative Office Building in downtown Hartford from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your work-in-progress and come prepared to ask questions of guest-experts. Emmy Award winner Karyl Evans and Paul Skaff, Connecticut Public Affairs Network’s Director of Special Projects, will share some of their own experiences and offer advice on what makes a great documentary. State coordinators will be available to answer questions about this year’s competition. This free program includes a special behind-the-scenes visit to the Connecticut Network’s recently renovated television control room.
There is free parking available on a first-come, first-serve basis in the Legislative Office Building Garage.
To reserve your spot, call 860-522-6766, ext. 11 or email Rebecca.firstname.lastname@example.org
Connecticut’s Old State House and the Connecticut Historical Society have joined together in an exciting partnership to co-sponsor the 2011 History Day in Connecticut program. Each year, close to 1,000 students from across the state participate in History Day in Connecticut. The partnership has been funded through a $45,000 grant from the Connecticut Humanities Council.
History Day in Connecticut is part of the National History Day program. (NHD) It is a nationally recognized program that makes history come alive by engaging students in grades 6-12 in the discovery of the historic, cultural and social experiences of the past. Students choose their topics based on an annual theme, which for 2011 is Debate and Diplomacy: Successes, Failures, and Consequences. After researching their topics, students present their findings in original papers, performances, documentaries, websites and exhibits. Submissions can be individual or as part of a group. District competitions are held on March 26, 2011 and the winners are invited to participate in State History Day on April 30, 2011. Students who place 1st or 2nd at the state competition are invited to attend the National History Day contest which is held at the University of Maryland. Over 2,000 students from around the country participate in the national contest. For further information, check out the History Day in Connecticut website at http://ct.nhd.org/
The Connecticut Historical Society is a non-profit museum, library, and education center. Their mission is to inspire and foster a life-long interest in history through exhibitions, programs and Connecticut-related collections because examining and understanding the past, and connecting the past with the present, provides a guide for the future. Established in Hartford in 1825, the Connecticut Historical Society (CHS) is one of the oldest historical societies in the nation and houses one of the most distinguished collections in New England. For more information, visit the Connecticut Historical Society online at www.chs.org.
Located in Hartford just minutes from the Connecticut Science Center, Wadsworth Athenaeum and the riverfront,
Connecticut’s Old State House invites visitors of all ages to discover that their voices matter, and that words, ideas, persuasion and debate really can change minds – and, quite possibly, the world. The building served as the Constitution State’s original seat of government from 1796 to 1878. For more information on admission prices, upcoming events and parking discounts nearby, become a fan of Connecticut’s Old State House on Facebook, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CTOldStateHouse or visit us online at www.ctoldstatehouse.org.
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