Join us for a special guided walk about the story of Grace “Billy” Brown. This 3+ hour walk will highlight her life, and tragic death in 1906, while exploring the natural beauty of the area she called home. Registered participants will meet at the United Methodist Church at 8:45am to take a short bus ride to Grace’s home place, where the walk will begin. We will NOT be entering the house on this tour. Please be sure to wear appropriate clothing, including sturdy footwear.
This program is possible as a result of a grant from The Roger W. Follett Foundation. We appreciate their commitment to Chenango County and its citizens.
Presenters: Jack Sherman and Michael Foor-Pessin
Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm.
Copies of Craig Branson’s “Murder in the Adirondacks: An American Tragedy Revisited,” 2nd edition and Jennifer Donnelly’s “A Northern Light” will be distributed to folks who have already preregistered beginning at 6:00 pm. The actual program will begin at 7:00 pm.
Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 7:00 to 9:30 pm.
Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 6:15 pm to 7:00 pm.
The Vestal Mountain Dulcimer Players, formed in 2010, includes members with a wide variety of musical background and talent, some with a few years to over 30 years experience. We play a large assortment of music including Celtic, Irish, old time music, folk, hymns and country. As a community service organization, we perform at local churches, nursing homes, community care centers, and have participated in larger community events such as Broome County Art Walk, Binghamton Porchfest, and the Roberson Museum's “Home for the Holidays”. To learn more about the mountain dulcimer or if you are interested in learning to play, look us up on Facebook: Vestal Mountain Dulcimer Players.
“My Dear Chester”: this play presents Grace’s ten final letters before her tragic trip to the Adirondacks and the sensational trial that follows her murder.
“The Silencing of Maude Wright”: Narrated presentation by Michael Foor-Pessin (copyrighted material).
A Finger Lakes Trail walkthrough with Peg Fuller.
A South Otselic historic homes tour with original art and narration by town historian and artist Mike Sheridan.