Centennial Lecture Series

  • Thursday, March 8, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday, April 12, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday, June 14, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday, August 9, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday, October 11, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday, November 8, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Our third Lecture Presentation will be

What the Earth Asks of Us:
Indigenous Environmental Philosophy for our Common Future

Thursday, June 14  6:00-8:00 p.m.

at the Glenn H Curtiss Museum, 8419 St. Rt. 54, Hammondsport, NY

Presented by Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer
Environmental Biology Professor at SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry
and Author of 
Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

Dr. Kimmerer will be offering a book signing at the event!

Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, writer, and Distinguished Teaching Professor of Environmental Biology at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, New York. She is the founding Director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment, whose mission is to create programs that draw on the wisdom of both indigenous and scientific knowledge for our shared concerns for Mother Earth.

Kimmerer is an enrolled member of the Citizen Band Potawatomi. As a writer and a scientist, her interests in restoration include not only restoration of ecological communities, but restoration of our relationships to land. She lives on an old farm in upstate New York, tending gardens both cultivated and wild.

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Our second Lecture Presentation will be

From Wheat to Grapes:

The Steuben Farming Story

Thursday, April 12  6:00-8:00 p.m.

at the Glenn H Curtiss Museum, 8419 St. Rt. 54, Hammondsport, NY

Presented by Kirk House, Director of the Steuben County Historical Society

Farming in Steuben goes back centuries before the Europeans arrived. Early producers:

  • Harvested timber and floated it downstream.
  • Raised cattle
  • Grew wheat, and shipped grain to Naples for milling.

Once railroads arrived, dairying thrived. Cooperative creameries and cheeseries dotted the county.

Learn how big events such as war, Prohibition and the 1950’s shift from family farms to commercial scale farms affected the local agricultural landscape.

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Our first Lecture Presentation will be 

Coyote Control

We are part-time hunters hunting the full-time hunter

Thursday, March 8  6:00-8:00 p.m.
at the Dormann Library, 101 West Morris St. Bath, NY

Join us for some information from the Coyote Woman

Presented by Sheri Baity of Crows Nest Calls
and author of Coyote Hunting Farm Style

Sheri worked for Lohman and Mad Game Calls now owned by Flambeau Outdoors, and has traveled to Bass Pro, Cabela's and Gander Mountain stores demonstrating game calls and presenting coyote hunting seminars. She is passionate about hunting coyotes and wants to pass on the knowledge she has accumulated. Sheri has taken well over 100 Pennsylvania coyotes and hunted coyotes in PA, MT, NY, TX, AZ, WV and VA.

Come on it, sit a spell, grab your coffee and let's talk predators!

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All of these lectures are free, but please call and reserve your seat at 607-664-2300


Carla Dawejko
Public Affairs Coordinator
(607) 583-3224