Learn About Letchworth Lecture – 8/17/2016

LectureTopic: Square dances at the time of Mr. Letchworth

Description: SUNY Geneseo’s renowned ethnomusicologist and Western New York music historian, Professor Jim Kimball will review the musical, historical and social workings of a square dance of the time of Mr. Letchworth. Professor Kimball also directs the Geneseo String Band.

When: Wednesday, August 17th, 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

Learn About Letchworth Lecture – 8/10/2016

LectureTopic: The Once, Current and Future Portageville Bridge

Description: Historical and engineering review of the three structures that have and will span the mighty Genesee. Mr. Johns is a Professional Engineer and a Senior Project Manager at Modjeski and Masters Consulting Engineers and is the Engineer of Record for the project. Modjeski and Masters is the Prime Consultant for Norfolk Southern and the NYS Department of Transportation is designing the new Portage Bridge.

When: Wednesday, August 10th, 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

Civil Conservation Corps Legacy Day – 8/6/2016

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Letchworth State Park

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Join us in exploring and honoring Letchworth Park’s Civil Conservation Corps history.

Printable 2016 CCC Legacy Day Schedule

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

    Flag Raising of the CCC Flag at the CCC Memorial Pole, at Lower Falls Restaurant area.

 

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

 

    Gibsonville Camp 40 Tour * – meet at Gibsonville area (north of Perry entrance).

 

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

 

    CCC Exhibits and Family Activities # – meet at Octagon Shelter, Lower Falls.

 

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

 

    St. Helena Camp 76 Tour * – meet at St. Helena Picnic Grounds, lower level.

 

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

 

    Walk to Lower Falls Bridge ** – meet at the Octagon Shelter.

 

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

 

    Recognition of CCC Veterans and Families.
    CCC Video presentation by Paul Zielinski – meet at Octagon Shelter.

 

2:15 PM

 

    Remembrance Ceremony at CCC Statue, near Lower Falls Restaurant parking-lot.

 

2:30 PM – 3:15 PM

 

    Lower Falls Camp 49 Tour * – meet at CCC Statue

 

4:00 PM – 5:50 PM

 

    Big Bend Camp 23 Tour * – meet at Parade Grounds parking-lot.

* Camp tours include a tour of the former camp site with photographs and stories, and the laying of flowers to honor camp members.  All individuals who participate in all four camp tours will receive a special “We Can Take It” certificate. Easy walking.    ** Many steps and mud.

# Historic photographs, engineering plans, and other CCC memorabilia from the Park and private collections will be on display.  There will also be a traveling exhibit of 1930’s Works Project Administration art, 1930’s music, representatives from the Genesee County AmeriCorps, New York State Excelsior Program, and CCC related activities for families.

Tours will be given by author and local historian Tom Cook. All events are free and open to the public, vehicle use fees apply.  This event is sponsored by the Friends of Letchworth Park and the Genesee State Park Region, and is funded in part by a grant from the National Environmental Education Foundation.