Our “Trail Magic” documentary on the life of Emma “Grandma” Gatewood has reached a rough cut stage. We are shooting the last re-enactment dialog scenes next week with our wonderful actress Anne McEvoy. If you are an Appalachian Trail hiker or interested in how Emma changed her life after 32 years of domestic abuse get in touch with us at facebook.com/grandmagatewood where we have a link now to https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/8p327 that allows you to make a donation to our non-profit partner Eden Valley Enterprises to help defray the costs for production of this important story. We are posting regular updates here and facebook. Thank you!
Nearing the Half way point
As Emma Gatewood finished her walk she got to the Mt. Katahdin base camp the last week in September, 1955. The weather that time of the year is spectacular and the leaves extremely colorful. Two years ago cameraman Bruce Lundeen and myself hiked up the trail from the base camp and got some wonderful footage. We edited a collection of these shots together to share with you. It is posted at facebook.com/grandmagatewood and we’re hoping that you will take a look and like us too!
Peter Huston, Director
The most famous woman in baseball
There’s only one more week to get discounted tickets for YOU CAN’T PLAY BALL IN A SKIRT! with Anne McEvoy at the Cleveland Baseball Heritage Museum! This is a fundraiser for the Grandma Gatewood documentary we’ve been working on and Anne played Emma in TRAIL MAGIC last summer.
Tickets are only $16 until June 1 then they go up to $20. Don’t miss out — we’re looking forward to sharing Alta Weiss’s story with you along with conversation and refreshments and lots of great baseball memorabilia at the museum.
You Can’t Play Ball In A Skirt
Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
At the Baseball Heritage Museum
530 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Come join us and help make Emma’s movie!
Eden Valley Enterprises website is back up and Bette Lou is hoping you will come visit. If you love baseball, please join us Saturday, June 14, 2014; 1p.m.: Find out why YOU CAN’T PLAY BALL IN A SKIRT! Anne McEvoy is Alta Weiss in this first-person character presentation at the Baseball Heritage Museum. This is a special fundraiser for our Grandma Gatewood project. Tickets are on sale — discount tickets are available until June 1 at $16@. After that the price goes up to $20 so don’t miss the opportunity to save money and have a great time! Use this convenient order form to pay with cash or check. Order your tickets early!
Complete information for the June 14 fundraiser is on this page: http://edenvalleyenterprises.org/calendar.htm
The most famous woman in basebal
Technology is fickle from time to time. Unfortunately, the Eden Valley website is temporarily out of service. You can get Eden Valley Enterprises (EVE) schedule of events and general information at https://sites.google.com/site/edenvalleyenterprises/ until the technical difficulties are solved. Thank you for your patience.
Bette Lou Higgins
Grandma Gatewood: Ohio’s Legendary Hiker
Hear the remarkable story of Emma Gatewood at the Rocky River Historical Society meeting on May 8 at 7:00 PM at the Rocky River Senior Center; 21012 Hilliard Boulevard; Rocky River, Ohio. Grandma Gatewood was the first woman to solo thru-hike the Appalachian Trail in 1955!
Great Lakes Stories
Tuesdays, May 13, 20 & 27, 2014; 2p.m.: come discover the history of the Great Lakes when the Center For Lifelong Learning of Lorain County Community College hosts GREAT LAKES STORIES at The Wesleyan Village at 807 West Avenue in Elyria. Classes are $28.00. For more information and to register call the Center at 440-366-7536.
Stories From Ohio’s Past
Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 1p.m. come take a trip through Ohio History with Bette Lou Higgins at the Baldwin-Wallace Institute for Learning at Retirement. Hear some stories from the past that will help you appreciate our state’s heritage. Classes will be held at St. Andrews Church in Olmsted Falls. For more information call the institute at 440-286-3188.
Stay up-to-date with our programs by checking our calendar often. If you’d like to book a program for your group, send us an e-mail! email@example.com