Free Film Showing :: Ropewalk
Thursday July 19, 2012 from 6:30 - 8 pm
West End Museum, 150 Staniford St, Boston MA
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Steve Fetsch's documentary, Ropewalk, links prehistoric tools, Benjamin Franklin and space travel with one common thread: rope. Fetsch explores rope's history -- its ancient beginnings, agriculture significance in Civil War-era Ohio and modern, high-tech uses. Narrated by Bill Hagenbuch, former president of one the country's last natural-fiber rope-making companies, the film features historical photographs and clips from mid-1900s industry reels.
Ropewalk received a 2008 Award of Excellence in History Outreach from the Ohio Association of Historical Societies and Museums (OAHSM). The OAHSM History Outreach Awards, presented annually since 1959, recognize projects that have educational content, that have contributed to the promotion and understanding of local and state history, and that have had an impact on the community.