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News & Announcements

Copies of the Historical Society's Newsletter are available here.

Our New York State Parks are a welcome benefit to living in our area of New York State. On July 14th at 7pm, Josh Teeter, will give us the history of these wonderful Parks. Josh is an environmental educator for the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, located in Ithaca, NY.

The Frontenac Museum will be raffling off three original paintings and two framed old maps from May 19 through November 10, 2024. The ticket price is $2.00 and you may purchase as many tickets as you wish!

This original pen and ink drawing is believed to be of Glory of the Seas or, as she was know, Glory. The artist's name is difficult to read and requires more research. In 1869, Glory was launched in the Boston shipyard of Donald McKay the last of the clipper ships to be built during his career.

Glory was "unlucky" and the history of her story will be available to read at the Art Show. (This photo shows some light reflection, but when you see it, you will be thrilled!)

This painting is by Ivy Dunning (1903-1990). Ivy came to America from England in 1924 and settled in Auburn. She learned to paint in adult education programs and then studied under Prof. Walter Long, Director of the Cayuga Museum. On a Fall1974 trip to Union Springs, she saw a lovely waterfall surrounded by foliage in bright colors and felt compelled to paint it. Beautiful Great Gully.

"Frontenac Island" on Cayuga Lake in Union Springs is a watercolor painted by local artist, B.C. Chappell on May 10, 1970. (This painting shows some reflection, but the shades of color are beautiful!)

Do you remember last year's Bob Doremus painting? Note cards have been printed with this painting on them and will be available for sale. Cost $5/card.

Looking forward to a wonderful display of art by local artists this Sunday, May 19th. All are welcome!

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