The Old Mill in upper Robert H. Treman State Park is the location of exhibits about the mill, the Hamlet of Enfield Falls, and the CCC camp.
Recorded Oct. 3, 2012 at PEGASYS Studios in Ithaca, NY. See it online here or on Ithaca’s public access TV channel 13 during the schedule below.
This time, we go to Heritage Day in the upper part of Robert H. Treman State Park near Ithaca. Put on annually by the Friends of Robert H. Treman State Park, Heritage Day celebrates the rich history of the former Hamlet of Enfield Falls, which was, in the 19th century, an “agricultural service hamlet” with mills, a blacksmith shop, a general store, and the Enfield Falls Hotel, a small tourist hotel for people coming to see the falls, now known as Lucifer Falls, in the gorge nearby, and forerunner to the state park.
Old photograph of one of the former houses in the Hamlet of Enfield Falls that was torn down after the creation of the state park.
This time, the Friends unveil a plaque honoring their founder, park historian, and former park employee, the late Neil Poppensiek, for his dedicated research on the history of the park, especially the former Civilian Conservation Corps in the park and the Old Mill, one of only two buildings still standing in the former hamlet. The plaque is mounted on a new exhibit of artifacts found by Neil from the CCC camp .
Cornell archeology students search for artifacts on the site of a former building in the Hamlet of Enfield Falls in what is now upper Robert H. Treman State Park.
Then we walk over to the active archeology dig of one of the former house sites being conducted by Cornell Professor Sherene Baugher’s urban archeology class. Students explain to us what the site once was and show us some of the things they have unearthed.
Seneca women demonstrate the traditional craft of corn husk doll making at the Native American Festival.
Our show moves on to the Native American Festival that took place in DeWitt Park in Ithaca during Ithaca’s Apple Festival. The highlight of our visit is a short video of the Allegany River Indian Dancers.
Eagle Cliff Falls is the centerpiece of Havana Glen in Montour Falls, NY.
We take a look at a couple of woodland wildflowers before finishing up with a video visit to Eagle Cliff Falls in Havana Glen Park near Montour Falls south of Watkins Glen, NY.
Watch the entire show online here or on Ithaca’s public access cable TV channel 13 on the schedule below.
Walk in the Park, the TV show, airs weekly on Ithaca, NY’s public access cable TV channel 13:
Thursday, 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, 8:00 p.m.
It also is shown at other times as the station manager chooses.