HEROES OF FAIRFIELD WEEKEND
Saturday, June 30th | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM with showings at 7:00 PM & 8:30 PM
Sunday, July 1st | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM with a showing at 2:00 PM
"Heroes of Fairfield", the second film in the Fairfield History Series, will premiere at the Sondheim Theater at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center on Saturday and Sunday, June 30th and July 1st. In the atrium, you can visit displays depicting local history information and artifacts from four area museums and discuss local history with noted authors. The film "Heroes of Fairfield" brings to life stories of ordinary Fairfielders who did extraordinary things to make a difference in our community and our world. "Heroes of Fairfield" weekend will be an opportunity for people of all ages to delve deeper into our local history.
When asked who will be featured in "Heroes of Fairfield" film, Producer/Director Dick DeAngelis said, "It's a tightly guarded secret. There are too many heroes in our history to feature them all, but I can assure you there will be some surprises in there."
During Fairfield's early days, in particular from the 1830's through the Civil War in the 1860's, Fairfield found itself in the crosshairs of one of our country's largest social issues, slavery. With the help of state historians and local experts, this film re-discovers the situations, stories and people of this crucial time in Fairfield's history.
The first documentary film in the eight-part Fairfield History Series called "Life Before Fairfield", premiered last August to packed crowds of over 1,500 people. If you haven't seen it yet, you may want to watch it online before coming to "Heroes". Just go to www.vimeo.com/ondemand/lifebeforefairfield
The premiere of "Heroes of Fairfield" and the history weekend has been made possible by generous local contributions as well as from major grants from Humanities Iowa, a state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Greater Jefferson County Foundation and support from the City of Fairfield and the Fairfield Convention & Visitors Bureau. If you would like to contribute to help with the production of the Fairfield History Series, please make your tax deductible contributions to: Fair Field Productions, 405 S 3rd St. Fairfield, IA 52556 or donate online at www.fairfieldhistoryseries.com