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Thu, Nov 30


Fort Scott

2023 Gordon Parks Birthday Celebration

Celebrating 111 years of Gordon Parks

2023 Gordon Parks Birthday Celebration
2023 Gordon Parks Birthday Celebration

Time & Location

Nov 30, 2023, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Fort Scott, 2108 Horton St, Fort Scott, KS 66701, USA

About the event

The Gordon Parks Museum at Fort Scott Community College will celebrate the anniversary of Gordon Parks’ birthday on Thursday, November 30th with the showing of films throughout the day. The events are free of charge and the public is invited to attend.

The schedule throughout the day will include:

9:25 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. - Showing of the Criterion Collection film, The Learning Tree.

11:25 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. - Showing of the Criterion Collection films The Movie Makers, a featurette that shows Parks on location for The Learning Tree film. And My Father: Gordon Parks, (1969), a documentary made on the set of The Learning Tree, narrated by Gordon Parks Jr., and featuring on the set interviews with Gordon Parks Sr. and members of the cast and crew.

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Join us for Birthday Cake in the Gordon Parks Museum on the Fort Scott Community College Campus Center.

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. — Showing of the film Moments Without Proper Names.

Throughout the day, visitors will be able to receive a 25% birthday discount on all apparel items.

Parks, born in Fort Scott on November 30, 1912, would have been 111 this year. He died in March 7, 2006 at the age of 93. The films will be shown in the Danny and Willa Ellis Family Fine Arts Center. For more information contact the Gordon Parks Museum at 620- 223-2700, ext. 5850 or by email at


  • 8 hours

    Visitor Receive 25% Birthday Discount On All Apparel

    Gift Shop

  • 1 hour 50 minutes

    Showing of the film Criterion Collection The Learning Tree in FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center/Auditorium FREE.

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