Book Talk

Walter Kinsella Long, Renaissance Man and Citizen of Auburn


Thursday, August 17

7 PM


Carriage House Theater

About the Program

Everyone who grew up in Auburn likely has a memory of Professor Walter Long, the founding director of the Cayuga Museum of History and Art. Come share your favorite memories at the Carriage House Theater on Thursday, August 17, as Tim Long discusses his book, Walter Kinsella Long, Renaissance Man and Citizen of Auburn. The newly published biography of his father is an accounting of the life and artistic endeavors of Walter Long, and why he is deserving of the label “Renaissance Man.” 

We invite participants to share their favorite Walter Long stories, which will be recorded and saved as part of the museum’s oral history collection.


The book talk and storytelling event is free and open to the public. Books are available to purchase at the Cayuga Museum, as well as the event. Reservations are strongly encouraged!

Buy the Book

This book is only available for sale at the Cayuga Museum. Click the button below to order your book online. Museum Members receive a 20% discount on all in-store purchases!

About the Author

Leland Timothy Long grew up in Auburn, playing baseball in the field of the old Presbyterian Seminary on Nelson Street. A 1958 graduate of East High School, Tim Long went on to study Geology at the University of Rochester. This degree was followed by studies in Geophysics at New Mexico Tech (M.S.) and Oregon State University (Ph.D.).

In 1967 Tim Long joined the faculty of Georgia Tech and retired as Full Professor in 2005. Along the way he published numerous studies of earthquakes, data inversion, gravity data acquisition and analysis, and tectonics. He guided over 50 students through MS or PhD degrees. As a consultant he has provided analyses related to earthquake and vibration hazards. 

Following retirement near Jasper, in northern Georgia, Tim Long has continued publishing articles on earthquakes and has branched into varied hobbies, including photography, woodworking and serving on community committees.

The book on the life of his father, Professor Walter K. Long, is his first non-technical manuscript.