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Guatemala is the Focus of the Next Passport to Discovery Film

Kingman Museum and Kiwanis Club of Battle Creek together present the 75th Annual Passport to Discovery Film Series! For the second presentation in this year’s compilation, we are excited to host Brent Winebrenner and his travel documentary “Guatemala: On the Edge of Discovery.”

Bring the whole family and join us at Battle Creek’s Kool Family Community Center, located at 200 W. Michigan Ave., on Saturday, November 3 at 1:00 p.m. Passport to Discovery season tickets $30. Single tickets $9 at the door. Children 12 and under free. The event includes raffle prizes and light refreshments.

Guatemala, the heartland of the ancient Maya world, is emerging from the shadows of a long and tragic civil war. This amazing country is home to one of the world’s founding civilizations, twenty-four indigenous languages, a rich and dramatic landscape, amazing biodiversity and a fascinating cultural menagerie of customs, practices, and traditions. This cinematic, carefully crafted film provides a comprehensive, insightful and heartfelt reveal of a land and resilient people that are worth getting to know, especially in light of the current immigration policies and world affairs.

“Guatemala: On the Edge of Discovery” is a powerful teaching aid that animates the country’s dynamic history and culture while facilitating discussion and debate. It is particularly well-suited for Latin American and cultural studies, archaeology and anthropology, religious studies, travelers and study abroad programs. Winebrenner will be on-hand to present the film and answer questions afterward.

The other films in the 2018-2019 season include “Scenes from an Italian Journey” March 2 and “Tropical Asia” April 6. All films will be shown at the Kool Family Community Center at 1 p.m.

The Passport to Discovery Film Series started in 1943 by Kingman Museum’s first director Edward Brigham, Sr. and once included 12 films a year. All the films in the series have the director on-hand to present the film and answer questions afterward. The Kiwanis Club of Battle Creek eventually continued the series on, with Kingman Museum once again becoming a co-sponsor in 2017.

Kingman Museum is open to the public Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and to groups by appointment during the week. Museum admission is free during public open hours, with planetarium shows being $2 per person. Planetarium shows are every 15 minutes after the hour, with the first at 11:15 a.m. and the last at 3:15 p.m.

Kingman Museum is located at 175 Limit Street in Battle Creek in the midst of beautiful Leila Arboretum. More information can be found on its website www.kingmanmuseum.org or by calling 269-965-5117.

Kingman Museum is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization with a mission…“to be a resource and destination for lifelong learning opportunities in natural history, the universe, and world cultures.”