Wednesday, June 1 at 6:00 PM - Movie: Amelia (2009) With Guest Speaker Marolyn Wilson. This films follows the life of aviatrix Amelia Earhart, best known for being the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and her mysterious disappearance in 1937. Marolyn Wilson, aviatrix and co-owner of Holland Farms, will speak about women and air racing, specifically the 1929 Women's Air Derby. Marolyn flew from Santa Monica, CA to Cleveland, OH in the 50th anniversary re-creation of this race in 1979. The film is rated PG and is 1 hour 51 minutes long. Earhart's Oneida County Connections: Earhart made an emergency landing near Trenton Road in 1929, and Earhart's sister taught at the Country Day School in New Hartford.
Monday, June 6 at 6:00 PM - Book Signing: Lost Mohawk Valley, By Bob Cudmore. Bob Cudmore, author of Stories from the Mohawk and Hidden History of the Mohawk Valley, will share his newest book Lost Mohawk Valley. Lost Mohawk Valley is a collection of humorous and touching stories of life in the Mohawk Valley that were once lost, but no longer forgotten thanks to Cudmore. This book explores carpet mill culture in Amsterdam, NY, local links to famous people, including John Philip Sousa and Teddy Roosevelt, lost places such as The Carpet City Airport, and much more! Join us in keeping our region's past alive!
Monday, June 13 at 6:00 PM - 'The Coney Island Of Central New York:' Sylvan Beach In Its Heyday With Jack Henke