Monday, October 16
Where: 22 North Main Street, Mayfield 12117
Cost: Free | Mayfield Presbyterian Church
The Mayfield Historical Society will host a presentation by Jason Kemper, Director of Planning for Saratoga County, Treasurer for Great Sacandaga Lake Advisory Council and Lauren Roberts, Saratoga County Historian on the upcoming documentary, “Harnessing Nature: Building the Great Sacandaga” on Monday, October 16, at 7 p.m. at the Mayfield Presbyterian Church, 22 North Main Street, Mayfield. Kemper and Roberts have been key figures in the making of the film which was funded by the Great Sacandaga Lake Advisory Council. Kemper and Roberts will discuss the history of the creation of the reservoir and the film-making process as well as show various segments of the film.
The documentary chronicles the early history of the Sacandaga Valley and the transformation the local population endured during the creation of the manmade Great Sacandaga Lake. The construction of the Great Sacandaga Lake has been well-documented, but its effect on the human side hasn’t been widely recorded. This film focuses on the social and cultural history of the Great Sacandaga Lake. The film makers have reached out to local citizens and historical societies in gathering information, stories, and photos for the making of this film.
Admission is free to this event and refreshments will be served. For more information, call 518-332-0538.