How to see documentary filmmaker Ken Burns when he visits Richmond

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RICHMOND, Va. — To celebrate the century milestone that Collegiate School just passed, they will host a special event featuring renowned historian and documentary filmmaker Ken Burns.

Burns will speak on the topic “Sharing the American Experience.”

His documentaries have imparted profound influence on American culture over the past 30 years, and he is regarded as one of the most influential documentarians of all time.

The recipient of 10 Emmy Awards and two Oscar nominations, Burns was honored by  the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with a Lifetime Achievement Award. His  recent projects include “The Roosevelts and Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.”

His speech will be followed by a question and answer session moderated by Edward L. Ayers, acclaimed historian and University of Richmond President Emeritus.

Collegiate will donate six tickets to each high school in the City of Richmond, in hopes that students and teachers  interested in history will attend. The school was originally opened in the city before it relocated to western Henrico County.

The  event will be held at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, at 403 N 3rd Street. Tickets to An Evening with Ken Burns can be purchased online, via this website:

Tickets are $50 for the general public and $25 for students.