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New Documentary Features Bucks County’s Covered Bridges

Apr 23, 2019

New Documentary Features Bucks County’s Covered Bridges

Courtesy: Doug McCambridge. Delaware Valley University students will be sharing their new documentary on Bucks County’s covered bridges with the community on Friday, May 3.

Delaware Valley University will present, “The Covered Bridges of Bucks County," a new video documentary, on Friday, May 3 in the Life Sciences Building auditorium at noon. The event will feature the first showing of a new documentary about the history and beauty of Bucks County’s iconic covered bridges followed by a reception. There is no cost to attend and all are welcome. Guests do not need to reserve tickets in advance. The event is being offered in cooperation with the Bucks County Covered Bridge Society.

“The project allowed students from the University’s public history major to partner with students from the media and communication program,” said Assistant Professor of History and Public Policy Dr. Craig Stutman. “The result of their combined effort is a great new film that showcases the history and beauty of Bucks County’s iconic covered bridges. We’re looking forward to sharing this new film with the community.”

The 20-minute film includes interviews with covered bridge experts and more than 10 local covered bridges. Students set up interviews with a variety of covered bridge experts and filmed the interviews in the Joseph Krauskopf Memorial Library, the Mercer Museum, and at various other locations around Bucks County. The public history and media and communication students who created the new film will attend the showing and reception. 

“Creating this documentary allowed students from the media and communication program to apply their video skills to a real-world project,” said Doug McCambridge, a faculty member from the media and communication program. “Students from the public history major were also able to conduct interviews and go through the process of making stories from local history engaging. This experience will be valuable for students from both of these majors as they go out into their future careers. We look forward to sharing this film and, providing more opportunities for our majors to work together in the future to provide relevant, real-world experience for the students.”