Flood of 72 exhibit opens in downtown Elmira

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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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