During October the EOAC is cooperating with the Tioga County Council on the Arts to focus on Owego’s Historic Architecture. Owego New York was settled in 1787, the Village was founded in 1827, and pride and architectural awareness led to a Federally Designated Central Historic District created in 1980 that protects approximately 90 buildings.
- Saturday, October 5th, at 2pm at EOAC, Tioga County Historian Emma Sedore will speak on the Owego Apalachin Middle School Architectural Awareness Program and the history and significance of some of the buildings that have been rendered as models.
- Saturday, October 12th, at 2pm at EOAC, Mark Trabucco, of the Owego Historic Preservation Commission, will talk about the work of the Commission and some of the successes and challenges that the Commission has faced.
- Friday October 18th from 5-8 at the ArtSpace Gallery, Mr. Don Schultz, teacher-advisor to the middle-school program, along with a number of his current students, will give an informal presentation on how the students research and construct these impressive models.
- Saturday, October, 26th will be a “Space Making” Architecture workshop for kids, hosted by Emily Pellicano at the Tioga County Council on the Arts (time TBD)
Many of the architectural models constructed by middle-school classes over the years will be on exhibit at the Arts Council “Art Space” Gallery, through the month of October, and also at various business locations for Owego’s Third Friday ArtWalk, on Friday, October 18th, from 5 to 8 pm. On display at EOAC during October will be the former D L & W Railroad Passenger Station in Apalachin, NY.
The Tioga County Council on the Arts ArtSpace Gallery is located at 179 Front Street, Owego.