WHO WE ARE
The Witnessing History Education Foundation, Inc. is a qualified Kentucky non-stock, nonprofit public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, created to produce and finance documentary films on all aspects of American History for broadcast on public and cable television, and to provide tours and lectures, produce articles, pamphlets, and other print and electronic publications for the purpose of making American History readily available to the public.
Educate and inform the public about all aspects of American History through:
- Documentary films, tours, lectures, seminars, articles, and other print and electronic
- The creation of an American History Center that will include a conference center, library, museum, and studios for the production of documentary films. The Center will be the premier destination for the public to learn and engage American History.
While we have the opportunity to build on the body of work of our Founder, Kent Masterson Brown, we lack the financial resources to:
- Produce the critical number of documentary films for “The Pageant of America” series on the History of America through the Civil War.
- Design and build the American History Center and continue the production of documentary films on American History well into the future.
- Produce eight documentary films on American History in Phase One of our Campaign and, in coordination with key public and private broadcast partners, distribute them to public and cable broadcast networks nationwide without remuneration of any kind.
- In coordination with the education departments of key public and private broadcast partners and qualified educators, reconfigure the documentary films, and develop and disseminate supporting educational materials (study guides and teaching plans) for classroom use, and distribute them, without any remuneration, to elementary and secondary schools, home-schools, post- secondary institutions nationwide, and to the general public, as part of Phase One of our Campaign.
- Design and build the American History Center in Phase Two and continue, with our key public and private broadcast partners and their education departments, as well as qualified educators, the production and national distribution of documentary films on American History to broadcast networks nationwide and continue the distribution of reconfigured films and supporting educational materials to schools and educational institutions and the general public, all across the nation, without remuneration of any kind.
- $3,500,000 to produce eight Documentary Films on American History during Phase One. o
- $17,500,000 to enable the foundation, during Phase Two, to continue the production of Documentary Films on American History well into the future.
- $7,500,000 to construct the American History Center during Phase Two.
AMERICAN HISTORY CENTER
To maximize the foundation’s ability to produce films and inform the public about the nation’s history, an American History Center is planned for construction. The center will house all the studios, editing and sound design suites, together with a library, auditorium, and theater for the presentation of symposia and lectures, as well as the screening of documentary films produced by the foundation. It will also include a large area for exhibits on American History. It will be the premier Center for the public to learn and engage American History.