“Irene’s Legacy” new permanent exhibit

The new exhibit on the second floor.

The new exhibit on the second floor.

 

Irene’s Legacy

 

The Black River Academy Museum has opened a new permanent exhibit on the second floor, Irene’s Legacy. It is the result of a collaboration of BRAM, the 6th grade class at Ludlow Elementary School and LPCTV, made possible by a grant from the Okemo Community Challenge Fund. The class researched the effects of Hurricane Irene in the Black River Valley area using newspapers, photographs, videos and social media.

In addition to the display, which is interactive, they filmed a documentary video, “Our Community’s Perspective of Irene” which is a series of interviews with people directly affected by Irene’s flooding. Patrick Cody of LPCTV was proud that the students did a superior job using LPCTV’s green screen, organizing the video shoots and recording their guests.

Representatives from several state agencies visited the class and spoke about Irene’s affect on highways, bridges, agriculture and even future crops. While doing the research, they compared the flood of 1927 to the flood of 2011, Irene. Fascinating facts were discovered such as the number of sugar bush acres affected, 1322 acres. Many more facts, numbers and surprising information can be learned from the exhibit and the viewer will learn which flood was the worst, 1927 or 2011.

For more information about this exhibit please phone: 802-228-5050, email: glbrehm@tds.net .

 

CURRENT EXHIBITS AND GENERAL NEWS

Irene Legacy display which includes a replica of FEMA's rescue boxes.

Irene Legacy display which includes a replica of FEMA’s rescue boxes.

New permanent exhibit by LES's 6th grade, Heidi Baitz's class, explores the Legacy of Irene and compares this storm with the one of 1927.  Newt Rose, summer intern and Sue Pollender, the Museum's president study part of the exhibit.

New permanent exhibit by LES’s 6th grade, Heidi Baitz’s class, explores the Legacy of Irene and compares this storm with the one of 1927. Newt Rose, summer intern and Sue Pollender, the Museum’s president study part of the exhibit.

The 4th year of the Civil War exhibits has been installed by member John Stewart.

The 4th year of the Civil War exhibits has been installed by member John Stewart.

The gift shop has been revamped and includes "Victorian" toys that even adults will want to purchase.

The gift shop has been revamped and includes “Victorian” toys that even adults will want to purchase.

Opening Day and the 5 K Walk, which included Joyce Washburn, left, David Hoeh and the Museum Director Georgia Brehm.

Opening Day and the 5 K Walk, which included Joyce Washburn, left, David Hoeh and the Museum Director Georgia Brehm.

The Ludlow Garden Club each spring weeds and mulches the Museum's planting beds.

The Ludlow Garden Club each spring weeds and mulches the Museum’s planting beds.  The museum appreciates their annual help.

Handmade jewelry and pottery is now available.

Handmade jewelry and pottery is now available.

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