Harpers Ferry, WV (August 21, 2014) – Discover the unique history of the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) in theaters this fall during the Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s (ATC) fourth annual Membership Drive, Relive the Legacy. This year’s event will showcase the never-before-seen film “The Appalachian Trail: An American Legacy” in five different locations while working to gain the support of 2,180 new members, one new member for each mile of the A.T.
Directed by Sam Henegar, “The Appalachian Trail: An American Legacy” uses footage and photography from a variety of sources, including the ATC’s archives, to tell the rich history of the A.T. Learn about the visionaries and the founders who devoted their lives to the Trail’s establishment, hear hikers discuss their life-altering experiences and learned lessons, and leave excited to be a part of a growing A.T. community.
Show participants will receive a one-year membership or gift membership to the ATC and will also have the chance to win limited-edition prizes like an ATC-branded ENOTM Hammock. In addition, each tour stop will feature guest speakers, including 2,000-milers.
“The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is excited to host this membership drive as it offers a unique opportunity to connect the community with this American icon—the Appalachian Trail,” said Javier Folgar, director of Marketing and Communications at the ATC. “It offers participants a chance to view an incredible film and to hear the stories of the people who volunteer, maintain, hike and protect the Trail.”
Sponsors of this event include Still Waters Imagery & Media, Inc.; ENO; and Thru-Hike: The Appalachian Trail board game.
Membership Drive Overview:
Relive the Legacy
The Avalon Theatre
5612 Connecticut Ave. NW
Thursday, Oct. 9 from 8 to 10 p.m.
Cintas Center at Xavier University
1624 Herald Ave.
Thursday, Oct. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m.
The Carlisle Regional Performing Arts Center
40 W High St.
Thursday, Oct. 23 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Academic Complex at Atlanta Technical College
1560 Metropolitan Parkway SW
Saturday, Oct. 25 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Blumenthal Performing Arts Center at McGlohon Theatre
345 N College St.
Sunday, Oct. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Admission to the Membership Drive begins at $30. Children 13 and under are admitted for free.
For more information about the event, or to reserve a seat, visit www.appalachiantrail.org/relive. Enter promo code PRATC14 to receive $5 off each ticket.
About the Appalachian Trail Conservancy
The ATC was founded in 1925 by volunteers and federal officials working to build a continuous footpath along the Appalachian Mountains. A unit of the National Park Service, the A.T. ranges from Maine to Georgia and is approximately 2,185 miles in length. It is the longest hiking-only footpath in the world. The mission of the ATC is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail – ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come. For more information, please visit www.appalachiantrail.org.
Contact: Javier Folgar
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Tel: 304.535.2200 x117
Email: [email protected]