‘Pursuit of a Dream’ to be shown by historical society
Ryan Summerlin January 26, 2012
The Lake Tahoe Historical Society will present the documentary “In Pursuit of a Dream.”
Imagine going back in time (with no electronic devices or running water) to travel across the country like the pioneers did in the 1840s. That’s what 24 students from across the United States did on their summer vacation. Some had never been out of their hometown – ever; three were from Sacramento.
Led by three amazing teachers, these “new-age” emigrants trekked through Wyoming northwest to Oregon on a once-in-a-lifetime journey that challenged even the toughest in the group. They traded their modern conveniences for long dresses, bonnets, wide brimmed hats and britches, loaded their wagons and took off on the Oregon and California Trails. Along the way they met gold seekers, scoundrels and natives.
While they learned what made us a great nation as we moved west, they also learned about themselves and how the decisions they made could have serious and unexpected consequences for their group.
Join these kids and their teachers in this 1 hour 20 minute drama as they are challenged to find the right direction, “In Pursuit of a Dream.”
This film will be shown 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7 in the Camp Richardson Lodge Room. Refreshments will be available. Come early for good seating.