Dams of the Raquette River Talk with Mary Jane Watson in Massena
Saturday, April 21
Presentation begins in the Massena Public Library Viewing Room then moves to The Celine G. Philibert Memorial Cultural Centre & Museum
According to local lore, the 174 mile long Raquette River, the second longest in New York State, is the most dammed river east of the Mississippi. Explore its many historic, proposed, and current dams via photos and discussion with Mary Jane Watson in Massena. Mary Jane has been an active participant in the Raquette River Blueway Corridor Project for many years, and she was a partner in the Raquette River Dams Oral History Project TAUNY conducted in 2014-2016. She has done extensive research on the history of the Raquette River including the construction of its many dams. This presentation will highlight research from TAUNY's 2017 exhibit, "Look Down, You'll See Our Tracks": Raquette River Dam Stories, which tells the stories of people involved in or significantly affected by the construction of the hydroelectric dams and powerhouses along the Raquette River.
The traveling version of this exhibit will be on view at the Celine G. Philibert Cultural Centre and Museum in Massena, NY through May 2018.
For more information about this exhibit visit: http://tauny.org/subpages/42/214/22/raquette-river-dams-exhibit-2017