Heritage Day, 2013: Digging up the Past
This year's Heritage Day took place on October 19, and featured archeological work on the "Rumsey House." The Rumseys were owners of the sawmill that once operated in the Hamlet of Enfield Falls, the little community that occupied the site of the upper park. We interview Cornell archeology students, under the direction of Prof. Sherene Baugher, as they show us and explain artifacts they have found. The site of the hamlet site and its two remaining buildings, the Old Mill and the Miller's House, are on the National Register of Historic Places. You can find out a lot more about this in the exhibits in the mill. Meanwhile, there is a wealth of information in this half-hour show!
Flood Damage at the Park
The following video, part of the Walk in the Park series on Ithaca's public access cable TV channel 13, shows damage to the park resulting from the August 9, 2013 flood. The coverage continues through the first 14 minutes of the program.