Two legends of Hollywood converge on Cuddebackville for one memorable evening in June: D.W. Griffith and Abraham Lincoln.
- Two legends of Hollywood converge on Cuddebackville for one memorable evening in June: D.W. Griffith and Abraham Lincoln.
Join the members and friends of The Neversink Valley Museum of History and Innovation on Wednesday, June 5, at 7:30 p.m. when Seth Goldman, director of the Museum’s Institute of Early Film Studies, will be hosting a screening of the film “Abraham Lincoln” at the D&H Canal Visitor’s Center 58 Hoag Road, Cuddebackville, (just off Route 209).
The powerfully poignant and ultimately tragic story of our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, has endlessly fascinated Hollywood. His story generated two films in 2012 alone, one winning the coveted Academy Award.
In 1930, the iconic director D.W. Griffith, whose early films used Cuddebackville as a backdrop, chose to create his interpretation of Lincoln’s life, considering his work, “The wonder film of the century, about the most romantic figure who ever lived.”
Walter Huston, an Academy award and Golden Globe award-winning actor, distinguishes himself in the title role. Also featuring Kay Hammond as Mary Todd Lincoln, William L. Thorne as Tom Lincoln, Hellen Freeman as Nancy Hanks Lincoln, Gordon Thorpe as Tad Lincoln and Jason Robards, Sr. as Billy Herndon.
The story is by John W. Colnsindine, Jr., with the adaptation by Stephen Vincent Benét, the American poet and author whose works include John Brown’s Body and By the Waters of Babylon.
Admission is a $5 suggested donation to fund the museum’s educational programs.
The Neversink Valley Museum is open by appointment from noon until 4 p.m. through Oct. 30.
For more information about the museum, its mission to preserve local history or any events, call 845-754-8870, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website: www.neversinkmuseum.org.
The Museum is at 26 Hoag Road, in Cuddebackville.