Friday, March 29 & Saturday, March 30
Tompkins Center for History & Culture, Art Gallery/Program Room
110 North Tioga Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
The History Center celebrates its new location with this first public event focusing on a local legend: the Taughannock Giant of 1879. An early example of heritage tourism, this is the second iteration of "Exploring Science, Imagination and Culture in Tompkins County," an annual event following in the tradition of the longtime "Light in Winter" program that linked science, art, and culture. Advance registration is encouraged but not required, with suggested donations welcome at all three events.
Discovery Trail exhibits and other places throughout Tompkins County to explore, imagine, and create will be shared throughout with attendees.
Made possible in part by a grant from the Tompkins County Tourism Program.
Friday, March 29, 6:00 to 8:00 PM "The Taughannock Giant in Context"
A panel on its legacy through the lenses of history, science, culture, and imagination with Tom Knipe, John Wertis, Michael Smith, and Rob Ross. Suggested donation $10. Register here.
Saturday, March 30, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM "Build Your Own (Mini) Giant!"
Materials and tools for builders of all ages to make giants and more with Corinne Stern of FLOOF Collage pARTy! Adults may attend on their own or with children 4 and up. Suggested donation $5/participant. Register here.
Saturday, March 30, 1:30 to 3:30 PM "Giants Among Us"
The unveiling of Taughannock Giant replica by artist Annemarie Zwack and sculptor Durand van Doren, followed by exciting news from John Spence and Nick Helmholdt related to the giant's legacy and a facilitated conversation on our community's giants past and present. Coffee, tea, and desserts will be served to conclude the day. Suggested donation $5.