Please support NHF's summer appeal

Jul
18
Submitted by beminner

Dear friends and NHF supporters,

Northeast Historic Film celebrates our 30th anniversary this year. Since 1986, we have amassed a collection of over 10 million feet of film featuring priceless images of the culture, industry, people, and events that make northern New England a great place to live. With your help, we hope to continue collecting, preserving, and sharing these moving images over the next 30 years. I invite you to support NHF and its collection by donating to our summer appeal.

We look forward to connecting with members and supporters for a terrific series of events this year. Our annual summer symposium will be held from July 21-23, with archivists, scholars, artists, and supporters gathering to explore 100 years of moving image history from New England. On the evening of Thursday, July 21, we hope you will join us to celebrate 30 years of the NHF collection with a free public screening, "Treasures from the NHF Archives."

This year also marks the 100th anniversary of the Alamo Theatre building and we are celebrating its proud history throughout the year with a monthly film series, A Century of Movies at the Alamo. On the third Sunday of each month, we are featuring a significant film from each decade since the Alamo opened its doors in 1916. On July 17, we celebrate the 1950s with a Hitchcock double feature of Rear Window and Vertigo and on August 21, we move into the 1960s with The Sound of Music. You can find more information about the entire series by visiting our website.

In the fall, we are partnering with WoodenBoat Magazine to present the International Maritime Film Festival from September 30-October 2, at the Alamo. We look forward to a weekend of maritime shorts and documentaries, including selections from the NHF collection. Tickets are now available at www.maritimefilmfestival.com and are selling fast!

In addition to all these public events, our staff continues with our important mission of preserving and sharing the collection. You can watch highlights by visiting our Facebook pages, YouTube channel, and website. We are also increasingly taking the show on the road and inviting communities to see historic footage of their towns and beloved places. We were recently in Bangor, Brunswick, and Sanford and have plans to host events in Rockport, Blue Hill, Brooklin, and Portland later this year. We are very likely to have film or video from your town. If you don't find what you're looking for on our website or social media pages, please contact us! We love to help.

After 30 years, we depend more than ever on our members and supporters like you. Please help us continue to preserve and share our wonderful collection as we look to the next 30 years. Thank you for your continuing support.

Most sincerely,

Brook Ewing Minner

Executive Director