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|"Chinese" Proverb - The person who says it cannot be done should not
interrupt the person doing it
Enemies of truth.-- Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies. from Nietzsche's Human, all too Human, s.483, R.J. Hollingdale transl.
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|SRAC's next installment of History's
Mysteries will be Tuesday, January 6th from 6:30 - 7:30 pm at the Susquehanna
River Archaeological Center (SRAC) at 345 Broad Street in Waverly, NY.
SRAC's Ted Keir will present actual photos from many archaeological
excavations in Northeastern PA and Southeastern NY. Many artifacts from
these digs will be on display and collectors who want to display locally
found artifacts at this event are welcome to do so. (Doors open at 6pm
for setup of any displays.)
SRAC’s History's Mysteries will be on Tuesday, February 3rd from 6:30 – 7:30pm at SRAC located at 345 Broad Street in Waverly, NY. The presentation will be “Glaciers in Our Valley” presented by SRAC member, Mike Buynak.
The Valley was once part of a huge glacial lake that reached from Milan, PA to Owego, NY. In this presentation, Buynak will tell us how we know this lake existed and about local land formations around us that were the result of glaciers. Some of these formations are of prehistoric, historic and modern significance. Climate and vegetation changes will also be a part of this presentation as well.
Doors will open at 6pm and free SRAC Exhibit Hall passes will be given to all presentation attendees to view thousands of locally found artifacts before and after the presentation.
Deb Twigg - Executive Director
Susquehanna River Archaeological Center (SRAC)
P.O. Box 12, Sayre, PA 18840
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Bringing you the latest happenings at the Chemung Valley History Museum
Thursday, February 5 @ 7:00 pm: Free Black Communities in the Antebellum North - Myra B. Young Armstead, professor of history at Bard College, will discuss the development of free black communities that resulted from the northern emancipation process in the early 1800s. This is a Speakers in the Humanities event and is sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities. The program is free and open to the public.
Thursday, February 12 @ 7:00 pm: Mark Twain and the Problems of Race – Mark Twain grew up in a family that owned slaves and in a community that supported slavery. As an adult writer, however, he moved a far distance away from the ideology of slavery. How does his writing reflect the shift in his thinking? Can his writing be used to argue about issues of race and the American response to prejudice? Join Michael Kiskis, professor at Elmira College, as he examines Mark Twain and the problems of race. The program is free and open to the public.
Tuesday, February, 17 @ 10:30 am: L is for Lincoln - Why did Abraham Lincoln grow a beard? Discover this and other fun facts about our 16th President. The whole family will enjoy this story hour with an historical twist. This one hour program is free and open to the public.
Thursday, February, 19 @ 10:30 am: U is for the Underground Railroad - All aboard!!! Listen to stories about the Underground Railroad then a make a quilt block. The whole family will enjoy this story hour with an historical twist. This one hour program is free and open to the public.
Thursday, February 19 @ 7:00 pm: Where are the Names of Our Illustrious Ones?: Maria W. Stewart’s Racial Uplift – Discover the life of the first African-American female public speaker as Jami Carlacio, lecturer in the English Department at Cornell University, examines the career of Maria Stewart. The program is free and open to the public.
Thursday, February 26 @ 7:00 pm: From the Vault – Ever wonder
what the museum keeps in collections storage? Join archivist Rachel
Dworkin and curator Casey Lewis as they share a selection of artifacts
related to African-American history in Chemung County. The program
is free and open to the public.
Here is a PICO Search Engine for you to use. Discontinued June 2014 - see current page for replacement
Your Tri-Counties site is terrific, and often the best source for obscure pictures and information about the small towns that dot Tioga & Bradford Counties.
PennDOT has historic county maps online here:
Historic county maps that may interest you are
Route numbers changed often and alignments shifted as the Department upgraded roads, and these maps help verify locations of schools, churches, etc.
Matt Hamel, Regional Historian
PennDOT Districts 2-0, 3-0 & 4-0
I also remembered an additional source of historic maps that would also include NY: http://historical.mytopo.com/
For example, here’s a 1902 map showing Lawrence Twp. in Tioga County and others south: