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.