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Fall Creek Neighborhood Evolution

Saturday November 3, 2018, 2:00pm to 4:00pm-

HistoryForge will help provide a historical context with a presentation and short walking tour. The focus will be on the area of Fall Creek around the elementary school to Ithaca Falls to Northstar House. 

Program starts at Fall Creek Elementary School, 202 King Street, Ithaca, New York.




Event Schedule

2:00pm - 2:55pm

Meet at Fall Creek Elementary School

HistoryForge presentation about the neighborhood (businesses, people and homes)

  -Hear about a future Fall creek neighborhood tour

  -Long-time resident sharing information

2:55pm - 3:40pm

Walk around the neighborhood focusing on a few houses and the people who lived in them

3:40pm - 4:00pm

Meet at Northstar House: what role does it play in the neighborhood?




Fall Creek Neighborhood Evolution: HistoryForge 1900-1930 handout

Fall Creek HistoryForge presentation by Rod Howe, Executive Director of The History Center

Names tell a story. Known to the Cayugas as Nogaene, Fall Creek flows past Tompkins County places whose names acknowledge the many connections we have with the creek--from business success to technical triumph, and even personal tragedies.

Explore the Fall Creek sub-watershed and its various place names using the interactive map created by Karen Edelstein.

The exhibition is co-sponsored by: Tompkins County Bicentennial Commission and Names on the Land--Tompkins County.



 Check out Chapter 2 in Ithaca's Neighborhoods the Rhine, the Hill and the Goose Pasture by Carol U. Sisler, Margaret Hobbie, and Jane Marsh Dieckmann.

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