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Celebrating Rural Heritage Event

Rod Howe

The History Center invites you to attend the November 18, 2:00 PM presentation focusing on Celebrating Tompkins County's rural history, heritage and assets including snapshots of our rural life from numerous lenses. The perspectives will cover people, landscapes, agriculture, social life, rural organizations, the built environment and enterprises. There will be a number of short presentations interspersed with images of rural life. The program will wrap up the 2017 Celebrating Rural Heritage series (supported by a Tompkins County Tourism Program grant).

The facilitated discussion will be around the following questions: What rural history have we lost, what is being preserved, what continues into the present? What are the county's rural heritage legacies? What buildings, customs, folk life, and events connect us to our rural history? Is there a distinct rural culture in Tompkins County? This facilitated discussion will aid in setting the stage for a Celebrating Rural Heritage weekend tentatively set for the fall of 2018.

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