"The Great Storms" Exhibit

East Bloomfield Historical Society
8 South Ave.
East Bloomfield, NY 14443
Phone: (585) 657-7244
Date(s): May 9, 2019 - September 27, 2019
Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Details

“The Great Storms” is an exhibit of extreme weather photographs dating back to 1935.

This visual retrospective is taken from personal photographs of Bloomfield residents. The images are enlarged and accompanied by graphic legends sharing the memories of local citizens who experienced the storms.

Museum staff and volunteers prepared this exhibit without regard to personal opinions about global warming and changing weather patterns. Visitors will be able to see the effect of these historic blizzards.

Some images depict the mid-winter blizzard of 1958 that closed school for nearly a month in the small agricultural community. In places, up to 10 feet of snow had drifted in and closed major state roads for days. The bone-chilling temps, low visibility and extreme snow depths defied even the best snow removal equipment for days, and forced residents to stay indoors until they had to wade through thigh-deep snow for miles to buy the most basic supplies.

"The Great Storms" Exhibit