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  • Landscape Painter James Hope’s Watkins Glen

    Tuesday, February 23, 2016
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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    Landscape Painter James Hope’s Watkins Glenwatkins

    Lecture with Tony Ingraham, Retired Finger Lakes State Parks Environmental Educator

    Tuesday, February 23, 2016
    6:00 – 7:00 p.m. 
    Rockwell Members: Free, Not-Yet-Members: $10, Students: $5

    Online registration has closed.  Ticket sales will continue at the door.

    The Battle of Gettysburg raged on the day that the gorge known as Watkins Glen first opened to tourists in 1863. The previous year, Capt. James Hope of the Vermont Militia made sketches of the war’s bloodiest battle at Antietam, MD. After the war, Capt. Hope eventually moved to Watkins Glen and painted the beauties of the gorge for the final twenty years of his life, sharing the extraordinary charm of this little chasm with the world.

    Hope had become a successful landscape painter of the Hudson River School of the 19th century. In a richly illustrated lecture, retired Finger Lakes State Parks Environmental Educator, Tony Ingraham, author of the book, A Walk Through Watkins Glen: Water’s Sculpture in Stone, will take guests on a tour of Capt. James Hope’s Watkins Glen.

    Between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m., lecture attendees are invited to take a glimpse into the New York State Park archives and view a small installation of historic photographs of Watkins Glen.

    Landscape Painter James Hope’s Watkins Glenwatkins

    Lecture with Tony Ingraham, Retired Finger Lakes State Parks Environmental Educator

    Tuesday, February 23, 2016
    6:00 – 7:00 p.m. 
    Rockwell Members: Free, Not-Yet-Members: $10, Students: $5

    Online registration has closed.  Ticket sales will continue at the door.

    The Battle of Gettysburg raged on the day that the gorge known as Watkins Glen first opened to tourists in 1863. The previous year, Capt. James Hope of the Vermont Militia made sketches of the war’s bloodiest battle at Antietam, MD. After the war, Capt. Hope eventually moved to Watkins Glen and painted the beauties of the gorge for the final twenty years of his life, sharing the extraordinary charm of this little chasm with the world.

    Hope had become a successful landscape painter of the Hudson River School of the 19th century. In a richly illustrated lecture, retired Finger Lakes State Parks Environmental Educator, Tony Ingraham, author of the book, A Walk Through Watkins Glen: Water’s Sculpture in Stone, will take guests on a tour of Capt. James Hope’s Watkins Glen.

    Between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m., lecture attendees are invited to take a glimpse into the New York State Park archives and view a small installation of historic photographs of Watkins Glen.