“Six Mile Creek” Interactive Project Talk with Kim Haines-Eitzen, Susan C. Larkin, and Timothy Larkin
In conjunction with Ithaca’s First Friday Gallery Night and the current exhibit “The Altered and Preserved Landscape,” The History Center will be featuring a 6 p.m. historical perspective presentation on the sights and sound of Six Mile Creek. The talk will be presented by Kim Haines-Eitzen, Susan C. Larkin, and Timothy Larkin, the authors of the “Six Mile Creek” interactive display.
Long serving as the water supply to the City of Ithaca, Six Mile Creek is a vital resource for Tompkins County residents. Less widely known is the rich and varied history along the banks of the creek. For over 200 years, the creek has been enjoyed for pleasure and recreation and harnessed for industry and profit. The “Six Mile Creek” interactive display provides an entry to this history through the sights and sounds of the creek in the past and the present.
About the speakers:
Kim Haines-Eitzen is a professor in Near Eastern Studies and Religious Studies at Cornell. A student of photography (at TC3) and natural sound recording (at the Lab of Ornithology), Kim is currently working on a book about desert sounds and the religious imagination in late antiquity.
Susan C. Larkin, a retired middle school teacher, has been studying photography at Tompkins Cortland Community College since 2005. She is a member of the State of the Art Gallery in Ithaca.
Timothy Larkin is a software engineer and a semi-retired member of the IT staff at Cornell’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. He has lived in Caroline since 1969, but never understood where the Brooktondale railway trestle had been until he started working on the Six Mile Creek project.
Friday, September 1st, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
at The History Center in Tompkins County
401 East State Street, First Floor, Suite 100, Ithaca, NY 14850