FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: March 15, 2012
CONTACT: Kathy Lehman, Director of Conferences and Special Events
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Holland boasts some of the most charming and beautiful sites in Europe. Armchair travelers can sample that appeal in “Discovering the Dutch” — the final installment in the Wilson College 2011-12 World Travel Film and Dinner Series on Tuesday, April 3.
The evening includes a buffet dinner of dishes representative of the area at 6 p.m. in Laird Hall, followed by the film, Discovering the Dutch, and lecture by documentary filmmaker Sandy Mortimer at 7 p.m. in Thomson Hall’s Alumnae Chapel.
The film explores nine of Holland’s 12 lowland provinces, each with its own unique culture and origin. One of the first stops is the vital and colorful city of Amsterdam, with its historic churches, Royal Palace and museums, Anne Frank house, Lizard park and canal tours. Viewers will also visit the historic capital of Haarlem, a lively cheese market in Edam, castles and the enormous Alsmeer flower auction. Other stops include the remains of the Dutch internment camp, Camp Westerbork; Rotterdam, the largest port in Europe; the Delft chinaware manufacturer; fishing villages; farms; and prehistoric megaliths called Hunebedden that were built before the pyramids
The dinner menu includes: Dutch cucumber salad, smoked gouda risotto, gestoofde vis (poached whitefish), navy beans and snap peas, and Dutch apple pie.
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.
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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