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Wilson Film and Dinner Series Takes Armchair Travelers to Vibrant Tuscany

Posted: September 27, 2011

Sept. 27, 2011
CONTACT: Kathy Lehman, Director of Conferences and Special Events
Phone: 717-262-2003

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Tuscany, a place where ancient traditions still linger, is the subject of the first offering in the season’s Wilson College World Travel Film and Ethnic Dinner Series, to be held Thursday, Oct. 13. The evening includes a buffet dinner of dishes representative of the Tuscan region of Italy at 6 p.m. in Laird Hall, followed by the film, Inside the Tuscan Hills, and lecture by documentary filmmaker John Wilson at 7 p.m. in Thomson Hall’s Alumnae Chapel.

A vivid portrait of one of the most storied areas of Italy, the film provides an insider’s look at the rich, rural culture of Tuscany. With exclusive access to the workshops, kitchens and homes of the Tuscan people, Inside the Tuscan Hills takes viewers on a journey to one of the world’s most beautiful places, showcasing the region’s amazing diversity of landscape, arts and food; and revealing how the Tuscans themselves really live.

Wilson began his career in photography at 21. From hanging out of helicopters to swimming under icebergs, he is known as a cameraman willing to do anything to get his shot just right. Wilson's work has been featured on the Discovery Channel, PBS and Canada's CBC.

The dinner menu includes: panzanella (Italian bread salad), roasted potato with red onion, spuntature e fagioli (spare ribs with beans), piselli alla Fiorentina (Florentine style spring peas) and zuccotto (sponge cake with chocolate).

Reservations are required for the dinner and tickets must be purchased at least one week in advance. Tickets for the dinner are: $18.25 per meal for adults, senior citizens and students ages 10 to 18; and $11 for children under 10.

Tickets to the film and lecture are $6.75 for adults, $5.75 for seniors, $2.75 for children ages 10 to 18; children under 10 get in free. Seating is unreserved, but attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. If seats are available, additional single tickets for the film can be purchased at the door Thursday evening.

Call the Wilson College Office of Conferences and Special Events at 717-262-2003 to make reservations or order tickets online at Click on “Events and Conferences,” then on “World Travel Film and Dinner Series.”


Founded in 1869, Wilson College is a liberal arts college dedicated to the education of women. Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and located in Chambersburg, Pa. Wilson offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 areas and master’s degrees in education and the humanities. The college’s 2011-12 enrollment in the College for Women and the Adult Degree Programs is 746 and includes 21 students from 10 foreign countries.

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Last Updated: September 27, 2011