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July 2016

On Friday August 5, the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will feature THX 1138, George Lucas’ directorial debut, in which love is the ultimate crime. Set in the dystopian future, THX 1138 revolves around two rebels, played by a young Robert Duvall and Maggie McOmie, who try to break out of their rigidly-controlled society’s drug-induced, robot-controlled norms. Shot in the newly constructed BART tunnels in San Francisco in 1971, this artistically-shot film foreshadows some of elements in Lucas’ future Star Wars series. Read more →

The Great North Woods, or Bois du Nord as the French Canadians call it, is just that—great and north. It comprises nearly the entire northern third of the state. This land is nearly all forests and is part of the largest contiguously forested expanses left in the United States. From the 1820s to the Civil War, this region produced more timber than anywhere in the world did. Read more →

In celebration of the upcoming international release of Star Trek Beyond this week, the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center has once again put its collection of classic Star Trek memorabilia on display. Joining the display of real artifacts from Star Trek: The Movie and Star Trek: Next Generation, the memorabilia includes items loaned by community members, including the Center’s avid Trekkie, Executive Director Jeanne T. Gerulskis. Read more →