CCC Statue Log Replacement Complete

This spring we noticed the logs that are part of the Civil Conservation Corps Worker Statue located in the lower falls area of there park were decaying and it was time to replace them after approximately fourteen years in the weather.









On Friday, July 22nd, 2016 friends Al Gregg, Carolisa Ray, Dave Mapes, Gary Whitmore and Jan Vrooman removed the old logs and replaced them with new ones that should give many years of service. They’ll look great for Civil Conservation Corps Legacy Day on August 6th, 2016. Thanks to all who participated!

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Learn About Letchworth Lecture – 7/27/2016

LectureTopic: Genesee Valley People of Influence Before and During Mr. Letchworth’s Time

Description: Craig Braack, Allegany County Historian’s presentation will be on the origins and influence of the Erie Railroad Bridge built 1851 – 1852. The discussion will continue with the current influence of the new bridge. Additionally he will speak on John Stearns Minard and the history of the Council House.

When: Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Where: Humphrey Nature Center, located near Trailside Lodge

The Learn About Letchworth Series is provided through a partnership between the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation and the Livingston Arts

For more information you can call:
Letchworth State Park at (585) 493-3600 or Livingston Arts at (585) 243-6785

Grand Opening of the Humphrey Nature Center – 7/19/16

TWP_20160719_12_37_03_Pro (3)oday marked the official grand opening of the Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth State Park.

The grand opening was kicked off by a most rousing speech by Governor Cuomo that recognized the #1 state park status Letchworth enjoys and lauded the many contributors that made the Humphrey Nature Center a reality. He further highlighted the economic benefits that state parks create and their associated natural surroundings as being good for the soul.

Speaking in support of the grand opening were Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Rose Harvey and State Senator Pat Gallivan.

Peter G. Humphrey spoke humbly on his role in three generations of Humphrey stewardship of Letchworth Park and thanked everyone who worked together to further enhance the Letchworth experience for generations to come.

Friends of Letchworth State Park would like to thank all of the contributors to the fundraising efforts that supported the Butterfly Garden in front of the Humphrey Nature Center. It’s already working!

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Friends of Letchworth Butterfly Garden by Carol Rathbun