Multimedia Events Commemorate 100th Anniversary of Millcreek Flood

Flood 100 is a series of free multimedia events with Box of Light Studios commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Millcreek Flood of 1915. All events at the Blasco Memorial Library. Families welcome to attend and participate together! Activities suitable for ages 8-adult. Register at any library branch or at 814-451-6927.

Green Screen Newscast
Saturday, June 6th: 10 am – 12 pm
Step onscreen and into history as we film and record a newscast from the day of the Millcreek Flood – August 3, 1915. We will place you in the event with historic photos as you get into period costume and play a role as a reporter, weatherperson, or news anchor. Let’s bring history to life!

Water Marbling
Saturday, June 20th: 10 am – 12 pm
Learn about watersheds, how water moved in the Millcreek watershed in 1915, and how water moves now that the Millcreek Tube has been built. Using resist painting and water marbling techniques, explore water and containment, considering how we interact with a substance that acts diversely, from gentle to destructive.

Flood 100 Commemoration
Saturday, August 8th: 11 am – 3 pm
Bring a t-shirt or tote bag and have it screen printed with a unique Flood 100 print! Paper prints will be available for purchase as well. Check out our final greenscreen videos and an exhibition of media related to the Millcreek Flood of 1915. Image courtesy the collectionof the Erie Art Museum.

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