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"The Many Names of Fall Creek" - Exhibit Opening

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"The Many Names of Fall Creek" - Exhibit Opening

Event Date: 
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Location: 
The History Center - 401 E. MLK, Jr./State St.

Join Names on the Land--Tompkins County's 6:00 PM launch of the exhibit, "The Many Names of Fall Creek." The exhibit traces the path of Fall Creek from Groton City to Cayuga Lake, pausing at its small towns and tucked-away places to explore more than 200 years of Tompkins County history through photographs and maps. Each place name tells a story of the people who have shaped and been shaped by Fall Creek. Local historians will discuss place names in the hamlet of Forest Home and follow the romantic names on the earliest tourist trail along Ithaca Gorge.

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. The exhibition is co-sponsored by Names on the Land--Tompkins County, and will remain up for viewing through Spring 2018.