August 25, 2015
Free Events in Three Communities Celebrate the Home Movie
BISMARCK – In celebration of the home movie and the Al Larvick Conservation Fund (ALCF) in its first year, the State Historical Society of North Dakota, Barnes County Historical Society, and Cass County Historical Society are co-sponsoring three events in September, supported by the Larvick fund. Events will showcase a selection of home movies from the state, as well as the Al Larvick film collection. Movies from family celebrations to local historical events of interest will be screened.
“Amateur recordings offer an entertaining and informative glimpse at previous generations, insights into our shared history and society at large,” said Shane Molander, deputy state archivist.
Home movie celebration events will be held in Bismarck on Sept. 2 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the North Dakota Heritage Center, Valley City on Sept. 3 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Barnes County Historical Society Museum, and West Fargo on Sept. 4 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Bonanzaville Cass County Historical Society.
Each event will include a screening of select locally recorded home movies and discussion with Deputy State Archivist Shane Molander and Rhonda Vigeant, a home movie preservationist, speaker, and author. An “Exploring Your Home Movies” workshop will follow. The workshop offers instruction for home care and the professional transfer process from analog to contemporary mediums, and will explore how home movies bring valuable insights into one’s own heritage, their broader importance, and ways to share these materials with family and community. Register for these free events at allarvickfund.eventbrite.com.
Screening partners include the State Historical Society of North Dakota, Barnes County Historical Society, Bonanzaville USA, and the Center for Home Movies. Event sponsors include Pro8mm and Home Movie Legacy. The program is dedicated in loving memory to Al Larvick’s son, Rockne Larvick (1931-2015).
The State Historical Society of North Dakota collects, digitizes and preserves home movies if they are believed to be of historic value.
Founded in 2015 after Al Larvick, a long time North Dakotan, who was devoted to documenting everyday life activities, the ALCF offers grants for preserving and digitizing home movies. The ALCF mission is to preserve historical and cultural heritage through conversation, education, and public accessibility of American home and amateur audiovisual materials created prior to 1990.
For more information about the Al Larvick fund, visit alavcf.org.
Shane Molander 701.328.3570 or Kirsten Larvick 646.797.3295
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