Tuesday, August 16, 2016
I started pulling together some objects today for the in-school exhibits I will be installing at the end of the month. The exhibit at Pine City School will be about some of Chemung County’s notable people. The exhibit will include Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain), who married a woman from Elmira and summered here for many years; Ernie Davis, who graduated from the Elmira Free Academy and was the first African-American athlete to be awarded the Heisman Trophy; and fashion designer and Elmira native Tommy Hilfiger, who had his first store here. Not only will the exhibit provide the students with a little local history, I hope it will also inspire them to dream big about their futures.