Historical society to show ‘ Alone in the Wilderness ’ during annual meeting

Historical society to show ‘ Alone in the Wilderness ’ during annual meeting

Sunday, March 31, 4 p.m.—CAVENDISH— The Cavendish Historical Society’s (CHS) annual meeting will be held on Sunday, March 31 at 4 p.m. at the Cavendish Baptist Church, 2258 Main St., Cavendish. As part of the meeting, CHS will be screening “Alone in the Wilderness.” The film provides a glimpse into what life might have been like for Cavendish’s pioneering families.

“Alone in the Wilderness” is a documentary of Dick Proenneke who, in the late 1960s, built his own cabin in the wilderness at the base of the Aleutian Peninsula, Alaska, in what is now Lake Clark National Park. Filming himself, Proenneke traces how he came to this remote area, selected a homestead site and built his log cabin by himself. The documentary covers his first year, showing his day-to-day activities as he sought to scratch out a living. Proctorsville resident Tim O’Donoghue visited Proenneke’s property this past June and will talk about his experiences there.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 802-226-7807.

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Dick Proenneke filmed himself for a year, alone in the wilderness. He is shown here building a home from scratch.

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