Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America by John Barry
The devastating Mississippi flood of 1927 certainly wrought changes in the U.S.: demographic (more than 1,000 died, over 900,000 were left homeless); political (Huey Long was elected governor and Hoover president); governmental (the flood inspired New Deal-type policies as the federal government moved to stabilize the disaster); and societal (the plantation aristocracy was wiped out).
The Cayuga Museum is launching a brand new monthly program, called word.
Writers can share their original work with the audience- poems, short stories, essays, segments of larger work, the spoken word, or more. Poetry, fiction or non-fiction, read or recited, word. is meant to celebrate the writer's art and help local writers find their voice.
To secure a spot on the evening's program, writers can sign up in advance by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling 253-8051.
Audience members or other spontaneous readers are welcome to share their work after those who have signed up in advance have read.
There will be a $3 cover fee at the door and beer, wine and soft drinks will be available. The program is scheduled for the third Thursday of every month.
Ongoing Events:Final Friday is our most popular program, featuring local live music on the last Friday of each month, September – May. Shows are 6-10 pm in Theater Mack with a $5 cover.
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.
Movies @ the Mack showcases classic cinema on the big screen. September – May. $3 Admission. More details here.