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July 2019

Historic Ithaca’s Walk and Talk Series: Howe Family Homestead

July 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Howe Family Homestead, 607 Peruville Road
Groton, NY 13073 United States
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Now in its third year, Historic Ithaca’s free Walk & Talk series brings you a taste of historic architecture around Tompkins County through guided walking tours. On Saturday, July 20, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., explore the Howe Family Homestead in the Town of Dryden with members of the Howe family. The farm has been in the Howe family since 1815. Meet at 607 Peruville Road, Groton. A parking area will be set up on the farm. Although the…

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From the Moon to Mars and Beyond – Apollo 11’s Golden Anniversary Event

July 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Call Auditorium, Kennedy Hall, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853 United States
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Cornell will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with an afternoon of lectures and a panel with scientists about the future of planetary and exoplanetary discovery, “From the Moon to Mars and Beyond.” “From the Moon to Mars and Beyond” starts at 2 p.m. on July 20 – the actual anniversary of astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin descending from the Eagle spacecraft onto the lunar surface – in Call Auditorium, Kennedy Hall. The program begins…

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Historic Ithaca’s Walk and Talk Series of Guided Tours: Grove Cemetery

July 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grove Cemetery, 8825 Falls Road
Trumansburg, NY 14886 United States
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Now in its third year, Historic Ithaca’s free Walk & Talk series brings you a taste of historic architecture around Tompkins County through guided walking tours. On Saturday, July 27, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., explore the Grove Cemetery in Trumansburg with Cemetery Association President David Allen his wife, Karen Allen, and John Wertis, Grove Cemetery Trustee and Town of Ulysses Historian. Established in 1847 under the New York State Act for the Incorporation of “Rural Cemeteries,” Grove Cemetery…

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Annual Dinner – Broome County Urban League

July 27 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Traditions at the Glen, 4101 Watson Blvd.
Johnson City, NY 13790
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$50.00

The Broome County Urban League invites you to the 51st Annual Dinner being held at Traditions at the Glen on Saturday, July 27th 2019 from 5pm-9pm. We will celebrate our past whilst building our future by raising funds for our Family & Youth Services, Workforce Development Training programs, and newly formed Scholarships honoring leaders in our community. The evening, under the Tent of Traditions at the Glen, will feature a "Summer in the South" ambience which will provde a casual…

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August 2019

Southern Tier Genealogical Society

August 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Vestal Public Library, 320 Vestal Parkway East
Vestal, NY 13850 United States
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The Southern Tier Genealogical Society meets on the 1st Thursday of the month (April through October). The speaker for the August 1st meeting is Lee Ann Stebbins and the title of her presentation is "Who are You? Tips for Identifying Those Mystery DNA Matches". Lee Ann is a professional genetic genealogist. Our meetings are held at the Vesta Public Library in the large conference room. The meetings run from 7PM till 9PM and are open to the public at no…

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Historic Ithaca’s Walk and Talk Series of Guided Tours: St. Thomas Episcopal Church

August 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2720 Slaterville Road
Brooktondale, NY 14817 United States
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Now in its third year, Historic Ithaca’s free Walk & Talk series brings you a taste of historic architecture around Tompkins County through guided walking tours. On Saturday, August 3, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., explore the historic St. Thomas Episcopal Church in the Town of Caroline. The tour will focus on the history of this 1893 late-Victorian rural Gothic Revival church, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Meet at 2720 Slaterville Road, Brooktondale. Although…

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September 2019

Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine

September 11 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
107 Olin Library, Cornell University, 107 Olin Library, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853 United States
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What can leaders from the Roman Empire teach us? And in what ways is the Roman Empire still alive and well today? In a Chats in the Stacks talk, Barry Strauss will discuss his new book Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine (Simon & Schuster, 2019). The Bryce and Edith M. Bowmar Professor in Humanistic Studies in the Departments of History and Classics, Strauss also profiles influential women—including Augustus’s wife Livia and Constantine’s mother Helena—while tracking dramatic shifts…

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November 2019

Matthew Pritchard on Gorges History: Landscapes and Geology of the Finger Lakes Region

November 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
160 Mann Library, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853 United States
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Deep lakes, waterfalls, shale, salt deposits, drumlins, and gorges—the unique landscapes of the Finger Lakes captivate locals and tourists alike. In a Chats in the Stacks talk, Matthew Pritchard will discuss Gorges History: Landscapes and Geology of the Finger Lakes Region (Paleontological Research Institution, 2018) by the late Art Bloom, a professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS), who introduced generations of Cornellians and other inquisitive minds to our beautiful landscapes and the powerful forces that formed…

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