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Billings Farm’s “A Place in the Land” film featured at 2012 Environmental Film Festival in Washington, D.C.

Billings Farm & Museum's award-winning film A Place in the Land, by Charles Guggenheim, will be featured during the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital, being held March 13-25 in Washington, D.C. A Place in the Land will screen on Sunday, March 18, at 2:15 p.m. at the National Museum of American History in the Warner Brothers Theater, followed by a discussion with filmmaker Grace Guggenheim, President of Guggenheim Productions and David Donath, President of the Woodstock Foundation. Admission is free and reservations are not required.

Directed by renowned documentary filmmaker Charles Guggenheim in 1998 and nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Documentary Short, the film explores the legacy of three influential figures in the history of conservation: George Perkins Marsh, Frederick Billings, and Laurance Rockefeller.  Although born generations apart, they were connected by a shared vision and place - the same home and surrounding land in Woodstock, Vt. This environment instilled in each of them a determination to live in harmony with nature and to preserve the nation's natural resources.

This history is now preserved at the Billings Farm & Museum, an operating dairy farm and a museum of Vermont's rural past and the Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historical Park, the first National Park in America dedicated to teaching the concept of land stewardship.  A Place in the Land is shown daily in the Farm & Museum visitor center during operating hours.

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