The federal government shutdown may be affecting national parks and federally operated historical sites, but Middleton Place, a national historic landmark, is currently open. And on Tues., Oct. 22, the Charleston Library Society will host the premiere of Middleton Place: A Phoenix Still Rising
, a documentary capturing the wildlife, gardens, and history of the 272 year-old plantation.
Charles Duell and Martha Teichner, both news correspondents for CBS, narrate the documentary, which combines old video footage with new shots of the plantation throughout every season. The local video production crew of Mark McKinney and Steve Lepre filmed on Middleton Place’s grounds for approximately 60 hours and scanned historical photographs from the Lowcountry landmark, according to a media release.
Warren Cobb, Director of Marketing at Middleton Place says, “The documentary is a wonderful introduction to Middleton Place and all that it has to offer for visitors, and we hope that by viewing this video, it will inspire people to experience the national historic landmark in person.” Cobb also added that ticket sales from this fundraiser will benefit both the Charleston Library Society and Middleton Place. Tickets are $15 and are available at charlestonlibrarysociety.net. The film will also be available for purchase at the premier.