Jim Ford, author of Our Treasured Lakes, will share the history of Madison Lake and Lake Moraine. Madison Lake was a popular picnic and vacation spot for nearly 100 years with two hotels, amusement rides, a ball field, boats to rent, and concerts by major bands and orchestras. Lake Moraine was constructed as a reservoir for the Chenango Canal but became a cottage community with a number of cottage owners coming from New Hartford and Utica.
This program takes place in the History Center’s main gallery on Saturday, March 30 starting at 1:00 PM. Copies of the book will be available for purchase after the presentation.