Multimedia producer David van Hooser with the Tennessee Renaissance Center presented a certificate of appreciation to superintendent Steven McCoy for park partnership for the production, âFort Donelson: A Place for Heroes.â The childrenâs film won an Emmy in the childrenâs programming category at the 22nd annual Mid-South Regional Awards. The film also earned the 2006 Keeper of the Light Interpretive Award from the National Park Service.
The parkâs staff worked on the project from 2003 to 2004 along with Civil War historians Dr. Bobby Lovett, Tennessee State University, Dr. Carole Bucy, Volunteer State Community College, and National Park Service personnel in the Southeast Regional Office. Ken Tucker, production manager for the Renaissance Center, also worked on the project.
The Jackson Foundation and the Tennessee Renaissance Center donated over $40,000 in in-kind support to help produce this film for schoolchildren. The film is provided free-of-charge to schools across the nation.