Flood of 72 exhibit opens in downtown Elmira


On Wednesday, the Flood of 72 exhibit officially opened in downtown Elmira.

 The exhibit, at the Chemung Valley Historical Museum, was created by a team of 44, 6th grade students at Horseheads Intermediate School. 

“It’s just a great way to lend new vices to telling the story,” said curator Erin Doane.

The students took a field trip last fall, where they learned all about the devastating flood.The exhibition features a series of images and descriptions from the flood, along with a preserved copy of the Star Gazette from the floods. 

“To be able to look at the place were they live in a different light and to know that it’s history and to have a new appreciation for where they come from was really cool and really important to them,” said John Liquori. 

The exhibition will run until February 16. 

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