The Broome County Historical Society Presents ‘The Resorts of Oquaga Lake’

Published by May 5, 2017 2:31 pm Leave your thoughts

Join WSKG and the Broome County Historical Society Wednesday, May 17th at 6:30PM for a special presentation by filmmaker Brian Frey at the WSKG-TV Studios in Vestal. Frey will share clips from his upcoming project on the history of Oquaga Lake and discuss how the lake evolved into one of the most popular vacation destinations in the region. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information please contact the Broome County Historical Society at (607) 778-3572.

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BACKGROUND

In 1869, James and Elvira Scott purchased a farmhouse and 98 acres of farmland on what was called Sand Pond in upstate New York. The two moved in and within a year began boarding visitors at their spacious Lake Farm House. Today, nearly 150 years later, many area families still venture to the crystal clear waters of what is now known as Oquaga Lake, near the Village of Deposit.

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ABOUT THE FILMMAKER

Filmmaker Brian Frey

Brian Frey is an Emmy Award winning filmmaker who has been making documentary films for public television for more than 20 years. Several of his films have aired nationally on PBS including Link: The Quiet Genius, and Watkins Glen: The Street Years. He has been nominated for 12 New York State Emmy awards for writing and producing, winning three. He has Won 11 New York State Broadcaster awards for Best Documentary. A selection of his work includes Harvest, Glenn Curtiss: The Forgotten Eagle, The Flood of ‘35, Cornell: Birth of the American University, and the profiles of industrial giants Johnson and Watson. In addition to his film about Oquaga Lake, Frey is currently working on The Gray Riders, a documentary that chronicles the 100 year history of the New York State Police.

 

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