“The Courthouse Girls of Farmland” at Morgan-Manning House March 27

By on March 23, 2014

The film “The Courthouse Girls of Farmland” will be presented by Kathy Goetz at the Morgan-Manning House on Thursday, March 27.

“Courthouse Girls of Farmland” is a story about a small Indiana town and seven senior women who made a bold statement about historic preservation. Upset about plans to destroy the town’s 1877 courthouse, they posed for a fundraising calendar that sparked a firestorm of controversy. The film won the First Place Audience Award at the 2008 Breckenridge Film Festival. It was the pre-conference highlight for the 27th annual conference of the Landmark Society the Preservation League of New York State held in Brockport last year.

The program starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Landmark home at 151 Main Street, Brockport. It is free and open to the public, sponsored by the Western Monroe Historical Society which maintains the home built in 1854. Refreshments will be served.

Kathy Goetz, Sweden Town Historian, will introduce the video and lead discussion. “It is a most enjoyable story,” she said. “Courthouse Girls is a fascinating movie and a really great preservation success story about seven women ages 77 to 94 who decided to raise their community’s awareness of the historic courthouse and to generate funds to save it.”

For information phone the Morgan-Manning office 637-3645.

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