Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns. Photo by Tim Lleewellyn Photography.
In honor of America’s most revered documentary filmmaker, American Prairie is thrilled to announce the naming of the National Discovery Center’s immersive theater as the Ken Burns American Heritage Theater. Mr. Burns is an award-winning documentary filmmaker famed for his iconic films about the Civil War, National Parks, jazz music, and more than 30 additional topics.
The Ken Burns American Heritage Theater will provide visitors a fantastic opportunity to get one step closer to the prairie without even stepping foot on the ground. It is anticipated that videos, films, and documentaries presented in the theater will cover a broad range of topics including wildlife, American history, conservation, and more.
Ken Burns speaks at the 2019 Ken Burns American Heritage Prize Presentation Event in New York City.