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Learn about the Champlain bridge

ELIZABETHTOWN - The Adirondack History Center Museum is staging a performance about the Lake Champlain Bridge on Fridays July 30, Aug. 6, and Aug. 13 at 11 a.m. and on Sunday Aug. 1 at 4 p.m. "It was like thunder in the way that it echoed through the valley" wrote Moriah Central School Eighth Grader, Grace Cochran in her personal account of the day the bridge imploded. Multiple viewpoints about the life and times of the Lake Champlain Bridge have been collected in an oral history project by the Adirondack History Center Museum with the Moriah Central School students. These accounts have been woven into a tapestry of theatre and dance that will be performed at the museum celebrating the museum's eighth year presenting Bits and Pieces, a theatrical performance/tour of the museum and grounds. Lindsay Pontius, Museum Educator, pulled the narratives together and directs the production. "About A Bridge" explores the history and purpose of the bridge but it also seeks to reveal the human connection with the land and the water" says Pontius. Six local actors and performing artists take on many roles in telling the stories of the local residents, business owners, engineers, highway workers, school children, historians, philosophers and mystics. Performances are at the museum at 7590 Court Street, Elizabethtown, NY 12932. Tickets are $7 for members and $10 for non-members. Reservations are recommended. Call 518-873-6466 or email echs@adkhistorycenter.org.

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