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Future Events at the CNY Living History Center:
- Dec 7 / 10 am – 3 pm: Holiday Model Train Day
Thank you for all who came out to show support for Veterans at our 2nd Annual Watchfire on Nov 11, 2019. We had a large number of flags dropped off for dignified disposal and great audience participation, despite the poor weather.
Special thanks to:
- Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #377 who provided the pallets to burn and assisted in many other ways
- Norm Stitzel from VETSAR for the Invocation
- Lisa LaDieu who sang the National Anthem and God Bless America
- Marilee & Fiona Comerford, Tioughnioga Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, who read the poem “In Flanders Field” and provided the context for it;
- LTC Patrick Clune (USA, ret) – our keynote speaker, who spoke on the tragedy of Veteran suicides and asked us to be “…a beacon in the darkness for our fellow Veterans.”
Additional thanks to the Tioughnioga Chapter of the DAR and Tops Veterans Day discount for defraying the costs of our refreshments.
Photo from 2018 Watchfire, courtesy of Charles Harrington, VVA Chap #377
Thank you to Reenactors and Visitors for a Great 4th Annual Civil War Weekend!
Homeville Museum’s Cortland County Hall of Fame 2019 Selectees are:
- Nathan Bouton (1802-1876) Virgil historian and author
- Clark Mills (circa 1810-1883) sculptor from Taylor
- Willoughby Babcock (1832-1964) Commander of 75th NY Infantry
- Alice Cately Ettling (1850-1924) business woman and civic leader
- Bessie Mabel Seely (1881-1981) first women to be accepted to the NYS Bar
March 29 – 2019 Honoring Vietnam Veterans
Witnesses: Buffalo’s Holocaust-Era Stories
We just concluded hosting a special exhibit that told the stories of 8 survivors and 1 liberator through their experiences, pictures and artifact panels.
Thanks to the Holocaust Resouce Center of Buffalo for loaning us this exhibit. If you mised it, or want to find out more, you can see a “Virtual” version at: http://www.hrcbuffalo.org/
Photos Courtesy of Charles Harrington Photography
Thank you to everyone who attended our First Annual Veterans Day Watchfire on November 11, 2018. Special thanks to Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #377 for their assistance!
Please read the 2018 Memorial Day tribute and help us remember Homer’s fallen. Our goal is to to include every one of Homer’s residents who died while on active military service. Please review the Homer Fallen List and send corrections and additions to Homeville@CNYLivingHistory.org
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A quick shout out to several organizations that have helped Homeville immensely:
- Bob’s Barbecue Catering
- Coffee Mania
- Rick & Rich Towing
Find links to their websites on our “Useful Links” page. accessed from the bottom menu.