The Aull Center in Morgantown presents a free, public screening of the new documentary film Moundsville on Thursday, April 25 at 7pm. The screening will be followed by a Q&A and discussion with the filmmaker John W. Miller.
Moundsville, which The Atlantic called “fresh and valuable” (and which you can rent for $3.99 here), is the biography of a classic American town, from the prehistoric burial mound it’s named after, through the rise and fall of industry, to the age of WalMart and shale gas, and a new generation figuring it all out. By reckoning with deeper truths about the heartland and its economy, without nationalist nostalgia, liberal condescension, or stereotypes (or talking about Trump), Moundsville plants seeds for better conversations about America’s future. More at moundsville.org
The Aull Center is a branch of the Morgantown Public Library established in 2004 and dedicated to local history and genealogy. It’s located in the historic Garlow House. The house was built in 1907 and was home to the family of Aaron J. Garlow, president of the Second National Bank. Researchers are welcome to explore collections of books, photo albums, yearbooks, and a plethora of family histories. The Aull Center is also home to the J. D. Rechter Holocaust Memorial Library and a portion of the Appalachian Prison Book Project collection. It serves the public as a research center and forum for discussing the past. More at https://www.theclio.com/web/entry?id=45157
LOCATION: 351 Spruce Street, Morgantown, WV 26505
TIME&COST: Thursday, April 25, 7pm. Entry free & open to the public.
MORE INFO: John W. Miller (412-298-0391) re Moundsville;
and Nathan Wuertenberg (firstname.lastname@example.org 304-292-0140) re Aull Center