Sodus Bay Yacht Club 1915 time capsule

The Wayne County Historical Society’s new exhibit at the Museum of Wayne County History will be “1915: A Time Capsule”. The preview party for the exhibit will feature part of the first movie shown at the Ohmann Theatre, “Vanity Fair” and will be Thursday August 20 at 7 pm.”We are trying to make this exhibit very interactive,” said Larry Ann Evans, Executive Director of the Museum who went on to say, “But in doing so, the exhibit is looking more like a modern art installation than a historical exhibit!” The exhibit will try to serve up slices of life happening locally, nationally and world wide in 1915. Locally, 1915 saw the Clyde Glass Factory closing, nationally transcontinental telephone service was taking place, in the world at large the World War was already raging in Europe, locally the Fox Sister’s house in Hydesville was being moved to the spiritualist colony at Lilly Dale, nationally Typhoid Mary was making the news, in Europe a genocide was taking place in Armenia, locally the Ohmann Theatre was opening in Lyons, and nationally a loaf of bread cost seven cents. For the opening of the exhibit, attendees will be invited to see the exhibit and then move out onto the lawn where the 16mm movie, “Great Actresses of the Past” will be shown. The film was rented from the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. Contained in this movie is the only remaining excerpt from the film “Vanity Fair” which was the first movie shown at the Ohmann Theatre in Lyons in 1915. The film will be shown rain or shine under the museum tent. Bring a comfortable chair or use one of the museums’. For more information about this event, call the Museum of Wayne County History at 315-946-4943 or look at the website, www.waynehistory.org The Museum is located at 21 Butternut Street, Lyons NY.

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