Date & Time: Fri., Sept. 5, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Giant Screen Theater · Peoria Riverfront Museum · 222 S.W. Washington St. · Peoria, Ill.
Cost: Free and open to the public; advance ticket reservation requested
Peoria Riverfront Museum and WTVP, Peoria public television, present a free sneak-peek screening of Ken Burns’ new PBS documentary, “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. in the museum’s giant screen theater.
The series weaves together the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics. It marks the first time their individual stories have been written into a single narrative. Meryl Streep portrays Eleanor Roosevelt in readings from her personal letters and writings.
The screening is free, but seating is limited. The museum asks those interested in seeing the preview at the Riverfront Museum, Sept. 5, to reserve a ticket by calling 309-686-7000.
Preview screenings will also be held at the Normal Theater, Normal, Ill., Sept. 8, 7 p.m. and at the Orpheum Theatre, Galesburg, Ill., Sept. 13, 4 p.m., hosted by Knox College and Tri States Public Radio. The full seven-part, 14-hour documentary will air nationally Sept. 14 on most PBS stations.
For more information on the documentary, visit: WTVP.org.
For information on the Riverfront Museum screening, Sept. 5, visit PeoriaRiverfrontMuseum.org.
The Peoria Riverfront Museum is the collaborative effort of eight organizations, with nearly 500 years of combined experience educating, entertaining, and supporting our diverse Peoria-area culture. Our mission is to inspire lifelong learning for all – connecting art, history, science, and achievement through collections, exhibitions, and programs.