"Clara: Angel of the Rockies," to be Banquet Program
"Clara: Angel of the Rockies,"documentary winner of the U.S. women’s history category in the 2016 Public Broadcasting Service Women’s Film Festival, will be featured at the Cheyenne Genealogical & Historical Society at their annual dinner to be held in the Big Horn Room at the Cheyenne Red Lion Hotel on Tuesday, May 8.
The program will be presented by Patricia McInroy, photography and video artist, who is a graduate of Natrona High School, Casper College, and the University of Missouri School of Journalism. After working as a photojournalist, she earned a master’s degree in visual arts from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She currently teaches at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design and the Denver School of Photography. McInroy discovered Clara Brown’s story in an out-of-print book and personally funded the documentary in order to tell the former slave’s “incredible story of hope and family.” McInroy says her film is an attempt to fill in parts of a larger picture about Clara’s work and commitment to people of a wide variety of colors and religions, and her quest to find her daughter, Eliza Jane.
The CGHS dinner to be served at 6:00 p.m. will be $18, payable in advance; the program will begin at 7:00 p.m. Reservations deadline is Friday, May 4. (There will be a charge of $5 for non-members for the program, either in addition to dinner or for program only.)
The Cheyenne Genealogical and Historical Society’s mission is to stimulate and encourage family history research through a variety of programs, projects and resources. For more information on the meeting and to make reservations, call 630-0924.