Robert H. Treman's Park Legacy
Robert H. Treman’s Park Legacy
By Tony Ingraham, President
Friends of Robert H. Treman State Park
The History Center of Tompkins County
5:30-6:30 PM, Thursday, March 5, 2020
The Friends of Robert H. Treman State Park are pleased to present this illustrated lecture at the History Center as part of their celebration of the park’s centennial.
One hundred years ago, Robert and Laura Treman donated land that is now the upper section of Robert H. Treman State Park to the people of the State of New York to become a state park forever. The Tremans continued fostering our state parks in the years to come. In 1924, they donated land that became Buttermilk Falls State Park, and Mr. Treman became the first chairman of the Finger Lakes State Park Commission. He guided the acquisition and development of state parks throughout the Finger Lakes region until his death in 1937.
From 1979 until 2003, Tony Ingraham was the director of environmental education services for the Finger Lakes State Park Region. From 2003 until 2014, he was an interpretive tour guide on Cayuga Lake on the MV Haendel of Ithaca Boat Tours. Ingraham is the author of the award-winning book, A Walk Through Watkins Glen-Water’s Sculpture in Stone, along with its companion video. Since 2012, Tony has produced the Ithaca public access TV series, Walk in the Park, on local cable channel 13. (See https://walkinthepark.tv).
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