Inspired by the success of the recent Poor Farm Sesquicentennial, a documentary on the facility was created over the winter. The film was made in association with the Ottawa County Parks Foundation and Ferris State University by co-producers Assistant Professor, Joshua Pardon and local historian, Marjie Viveen. Additional research was collected, and many of the re-enactors who participated in the 150th anniversary celebration were interviewed for the film. FSU students edited these assets to profile this iconic property and its amazing people.
There will be a special movie premiere event in both Holland and Grand Haven. At each event guests can expect light snacks and a beer and wine cash bar. There will be a small silent auction and live music. The documentary will be introduced by the co-producers and its run time is about a half an hour. DVDs will be available for sale.
The Holland event will be at the Park Theater. Buy tickets here: http://bit.ly/poorfarmpremiere-holland
Can't make the Holland event on 5/24, join us in Grand Haven:
Tickets are $10. All proceeds from the documentary will be donated to the Ottawa County Parks Foundation.