Leisure Learning

Local History Courses


Historic Bicycle Tour on the Catharine Valley Trail

0234 - Bring your bicycle and helmet and ride into history as you travel this Catharine Valley Trail from Watkins Glen to Millport. Historian and author, Gary Emerson will provide a glimpse into our past as you learn about the Chemung Canal, railroad and Native American history. See where history happened as you ride the various points of interest along the trail. Meet in the parking area of the Watkins Glen Walmart

 

ODM-0234

Instructor:  G.Emerson
Date:Spring 2018
Cost:$20

 

Local History Presentation - Elmira Civil War Prison Camp

TAE-5192-F18 - Learn about the Elmira Civil War Prison Camp that housed Confederate prisoners of war. The Elmira prison became one of the more notorious Civil War prison camps and earned the nickname Hellmira. This presentation will include many pictures, maps, and stories about the prison camp and some of the key figures involved with the camp

Instructor:  G. Emerson
Day:W
Date:09/27/17
Time:6:00pm-8:00pm
Cost:$20
Location:Thomas A Edison Rm 206
Sessions/Hours:1/2

 

Local History Presentation - Sullivan/Clinton Campaign

TAE-5191-P18 - This will be a two-hour presentation about the Sullivan-Clinton campaign against the Iroquois during the American Revolution. The PowerPoint presentation will include many pictures and maps about the campaign, the personalities involved, the villages destroyed, and the Battle of Newtown. The army marched from Tioga Point (Athens, PA) to Elmira, Montour Falls, Geneva, and Geneseo destroying over 40 Native American villages along the way in one of the largest operations of the American Revolution.

Instructor:  G.Emerson
Date:Spring 2018
Cost:$20
Sessions/Hours:1/2

 

Local History Presentation - The Erie Canal

TAE-5032-F18 - Two hundred years ago, work was begun on the Erie Canal. The canal did much to transform the social, political, and economic fortunes of New York State and the nation. This presentation will use many maps, photos, and documents to showcase how the canal became a reality, and how it transformed New York into the Empire State.

Day:W
Date:09/20/17
Time:6pm-8pm
Cost:$20
Location:Thomas Edison HS
Sessions/Hours:1/2

 

Local History Presentation-The Chemung Canal

TAE-5030-P18 - This class will present a history of the Chemung Canal and will focus on how the canal was built and the impact it had on the local area. Local historian and Author, Gary Emerson, will present a slide show, providing photos of the canal, both past and present, as well as many contemporary documents and newspaper articles about the canal.

Instructor:  G.Emerson
Date:Spring 2018
Cost:$20
Sessions/Hours:1/2