Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Enthralling True Stories of Bygone Times

with Diane Janowski and Denny Smith, local historians

Friday, December 9, 2011 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM (book signing from 5:30 to 6:00)

Franklin Street Gallery, 209 North Franklin Street in Watkins Glen, NY 14891

Diane & Denny will read from the diaries of three young people who lived in the Finger Lakes area in the 1800s:

Ida Burnett, a 15 year-old girl, who lived in Logan in 1880, and eventually in Watkins Glen; Earl Gurnee, 18,

who lived in Skaneateles in 1876; and Viola Coolbaugh, a 25 year-old resident of Altay in 1891.

Join with us as we listen to their own words telling of school days, life and death on the farm, and young love.

The diaries are truthful and poignant, slices of real-life Americana. Photographs, maps, and items of local interest help to illustrate these first person histories of the Finger Lakes

To buy the books directly, visit New York History Review.

For more information please call the Franklin Street Gallery at 607-535-2571

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