Roots of Destiny documentary tickets on sale

GREENFIELD — Tickets are on sale now for the premiere of “Roots of Destiny,” a documentary film based on the history of the Dunham House in Kempton. The movie tells the story of the family of Ann Dunham, President Barack Obama’s mother, who settled in Kempton in 1849. The Indiana Dunhams were politicians, doctors, educators and farmers, but the direct connection to Obama was unknown until just recently.

“Roots of Destiny” premieres at 7 p.m., April 30 at the H.J. Ricks Centre for the Arts, 122 W. Main. Tickets can be purchased at the theater box office or the Hancock County Historical Society for $10 or online at for $12.50.

The documentary will be followed by a short question-and-answer session with a panel that includes Shawn Clements, current owner of the Dunham House property, and Nelson Price, host of “Hoosier History Live” on WICR radio.

Proceeds from the event go to benefit the Dunham House Historical Foundation, Inc. and the Hancock County Historical Society.