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Historical Society Exhibit Honoring Italian Founders
Opening at Brick Tavern Museum August 1
A special exhibit and talk presented by the Schuyler County Historical Society are putting the founders of the county’s Italian community in the spotlight.
“Celebrating Our Italian Heritage – Honoring Schuyler County’s Italian Founders” opens Thursday, Aug. 1, at the Brick Tavern Museum at 108 N. Catharine St./Route 14, Montour Falls. The exhibit will be in place through Oct. 31.
The first Italian immigrant to Schuyler County is believed to be Albert Pecararo of Roccaromana, who settled in Watkins in the 1880s. Among his jobs was running the commissary at a laborers camp in Burdett for the Lehigh Valley Railroad, which hired many immigrants. The Italians also answered the call for workers at the two salt companies in Watkins.
The exhibit pulls from the Historical Society’s own collections, but the highlights are vignettes about 60-some of the Italian men and women who chose to live, work and raise their families here. The informational pieces were submitted by their descendants after an appeal to the community by the Historical Society.
Oct. 5 - Lee School open house 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Retired teachers Judy VanSkiver and Marty Evans are the schoolmarms welcoming visitors to the historic, one-room schoolhouse. Route 14 south of Montour Falls. Free.
Oct. 5 - Montour Falls Harvest Festival noon to 7 p.m. The Historical Society will have a table near TJ's Bar & Grill. Also, the Brick Tavern Museum and Wickham Rural Life Center will be open during the Festival from noon to 3 p.m.
Oct. 13 - The first talk in the five-part Burdett Bicentennial Sunday Speaker Series will be at 2 p.m. at the Brick Tavern Museum. “The First Family of Racing: The Argetsingers of Burdett" by retired Schuyler County Judge J.C. Argetsinger. Free. Presented in partnership with the Burdett Bicentennial Committee.
Oct. 17 - “Harvesting Schuyler’s Heritage, Conversations About Agriculture Across Time: Hops Production and Brewing” at Lucky Hare Brewing, Route 414, Watkins Glen by Ian Conboy of Lucky Hare and Schuyler County Historian Gary Emerson.This talk is part of a continuing series in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schuyler County.
Oct. 31 - Last day of the special exhibit honoring Schuyler County's Italian founders.
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