Preview "The View from Table Rock" documentary with the director, Lyle Sorensen

On Wednesday July 29 at 7:30 PM at the Bellows Falls Opera House there will be a preview of View From Table Rock followed by a question and answer session with the director, Lyle Sorensen

Guided by two antique Bird's Eye View lithographs depicting Bellows Falls, Vt. in the 1800s, videographer Lyle Sorensen explores the past and present in his documentary. In this film we learn how most Bird's Eye Views were created and how a unique rock formation overlooking Bellows Falls offered artists a vantage point that hikers still visit today.

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With Table Rock acting as an anchor point, local citizens share their knowledge of the days of the navigational canal, the prosperous mill era and the creation of magnificent homes and civic buildings. We learn what the lithographs depicted over 100 years ago, what has disappeared, and what remains.

Sorensen encourages viewers to be curious about their own local history. "My film is not a strict retelling of the Bellows Falls story, but rather it offers a wider look at using artifacts from the past to examine what is around us today and to be curious. I want my viewers to enjoy history and to explore whatever appeals to them."

The showing of the 30 minute film will be followed by a panel of folks who participated and an audience Q&A session.

View From Table Rock, presented by the Rockingham Arts and Museum Project (RAMP) is part of the Bellows Falls Opera House's classic movie night. Two raffle prizes: a hike for six to Table Rock and a tour for six of the Adam's Grist Mill will benefit the Rockingham Free Public Library and the Bellows Falls Historical Society. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Library, Village Square Booksellers and Windham Antiques all in Bellows Falls.

We gratefully acknowledge the underwriters: Joy Wah Restaurant, Green Mountain Marina, Abenaque Car Wash, CT River Watershed Council, National Endowmnent for the Arts , the VT Arts Council and Bellows Falls Hstorical Society, celebrating 50 years!

For more info and accessibility questions contact: RAMP 802-463-3252

Rockingham Arts & Museum Project
7 Canal Street, Bellows Falls, Vermont 05101
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