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Fort Frederick film to premiere on SCETVMarch 23, 2017

Watch The Inevitable Evolution of Fort Frederick on PBS April 2-3. Winner of the 2016 Best SC Heritage Film at the Arkhaios Film Festival and winner of two 2016 Telly Awards for Best Documentary and Best History film, The Inevitable Evolution of Fort Frederick maps the three-century history of the oldest tabby fort in the Southeastern U.S. The 30-minute documentary traces the history of Fort Frederick from its early days in the 1700s as a crumbling British fort on the Southern Frontier of British North America to the place people walked across in 1862 to hear the first reading of the Emancipation Proclamation, to its current life as a SCDNR Cultural Heritage Preserve.

The 30-minute Fort Frederick film, The Inevitable Evolution of Fort Frederick, is scheduled to premiere on April 2, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. on ETVHD. The film will premiere on the South Carolina ETV Channel on April 3, 2017, at 8 p.m.

The National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) will offer the national feed of the film beginning on March 21, 2017, for a three-year period.

The 30-minute film and its short sister films, lesson plans, and vocabulary lists were funded by the Harry Hampton Wildlife Fund, SC Humanities, and SCDNR – Heritage Trust Program. The films, lesson plans, and vocabulary lists are available for free.


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