The 1918 influenza pandemic killed an estimated 675,000 Americans, and tens of millions world-wide. Upstate New York was no exception. Medical historian and retired professor Teresa Lehr is the author of several books on the history of healthcare in and around Rochester, NY. She has researched the flu pandemic extensively and will discuss its effects on central and western New York, including Auburn.
Join us for a special First Friday event with our current emerging artist. The Museum will be open, and free, from 5-8 pm, and Arthur's talk will begin at 6.
"The Power of Story
Our lives are stories, and by embracing our narrative, we unleash our power. My current exhibition, Arthur the Artist & The Highcrafter tells a story based on true events in my life over the past several years, chronicling my journey out of depression to finding a life of purpose. The experience was powerful and transformative.
Now, my purpose is to share these experiences and use the power of art to heal, inspire and awaken to the mystery we call life. This talk will go into the stories, process, and meaning behind my work and reveal how power and beauty can be found within our deepest fears."
The History Book Club meets at 7:00 p.m. at the Cayuga Museum on the second Wednesday of the month. Participation is free and guests can come to any or all of the meetings.
September's selection is Never Caught by Erica Dunbar. 272 pages. Finalist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction
A startling and eye-opening look into America’s First Family, Never Caught is the powerful narrative of Ona Judge, George and Martha Washington’s runaway slave who risked everything to escape the nation’s capital and reach freedom.
History Book Club meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 7 pm. Members discuss non-fiction works of history on local, national and global themes. Participation is free and members can choose to attend any or all of the meetings.
Classics @ the Carriage House showcases classic cinema on the big screen. September – May. $5 Admission. More details here.
word, revisited is a collaborative initiative between the Museum, aaduna, and Olive Trees, celebrating the spoken word. Held on the second and fourth Thursday (minus July and August), each program has a featured speaker and open mic session for the public to share their work. $3 admission. More details here.