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Last Month at The History Center - July 2023

Fri, August 18, 2023 6:22 PM | Anonymous

We had a wonderful crowd of over 200 people come through on July 12th to celebrate the exhibit opening of 'Celebrating our 20th Swim: Women Swimmin' for Hospicare'. The atrium exhibit pulls together 20 years of memorabilia, including swim caps, t-shirts, and many memories from the swimmers and paddlers!

The event was graced with a wonderful performance from the Yardvarks, the band who plays at sunrise each year to guide the swimmers to shore, as well as food from Word of Mouth Catering.

This exhibit will be on display in the atrium of the Tompkins Center for History & Culture through October 2023. Stop by M-Saturday 10am-5pm. 

Our thanks and congratulations to the display team: Lorraine Heasley, Linda Mikula, Judy Stewart, Bonni Boyland, and Sara Worden, as well as Image Press and The History Center for their support in the digital aspects of the exhibit design.

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