June 24, 2012 - 2:00 PM
The Historical Society of Dauphin County will commemorate the fortieth anniversary of Tropical Storm Agnes with a photographic journey through the City of Harrisburg, and the surrounding communities, revisiting the human struggle and economic devastation that resulted from the greatest natural disaster on record for the region.
The event is free to the public and will feature retired Allied Pix photographers Jim Bradley and Pete Rekus recounting their experiences covering the storm, flooding, and subsequent clean-up. The program will also include a gallery exhibit of the photographers' work and a slideshow presentation showcasing hundreds of additional Agnes images especially selected from the Allied Pix photo archives housed at the Historical Society of Dauphin County. The program begins at 2:00 PM. The Mansion will open at 1:00 PM for guests who wish to view the exhibit before the program.
In conjunction with this event, the Historical Society of Dauphin County will launch an oral history project to record and preserve the stories of those who witnessed, or experienced firsthand, the events surrounding those days in June of 1972. If you are interested in participating in this project, or if you would like more information regarding the upcoming event, please contact Erik at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Society office at (717) 233-3462 for further information.
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