Noted Historian David McCullough Wins Ken Burns American Heritage Prize 2017 – Celebrates American Prairie Reserve

Named in honor of America’s most revered visual historian and documentary filmmaker, the Ken Burns American Heritage Prize recognizes an individual whose body of work has advanced our collective understanding of the indomitable American spirit. Nominees for the annual Prize consist of visionary artists, authors, conservationists, educators, filmmakers, historians and scientists.

The Prize also serves to inspire public support for American Prairie Reserve , the modern-day embodiment of America’s optimistic, boundless and daring approach to accomplishing the unprecedented. Today, American Prairie Reserve is creating the largest park in the continental United States on the Great Plains of northeastern Montana.

"As a lifelong student of the American experience, it’s a privilege to lend my name to a Prize honoring individuals whose accomplishments reinvigorate the nation’s understanding of all that is possible," Mr. Burns says.

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