"Learning to Live with Floods: History, Change, Remembrance, and Resilience -Agnes Revisited"

History & Heritage

April 22, 2021

7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Virtual Event Bucknell Humanities Center

“Agnes Revisited” with Storyteller-in-Residence, Jerry Stropnicky, last event in the BHC Programming Series: “Learning to Live with Floods: History, Change, Remembrance, and Resilience”

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. EDT
Virtual Event

***** Registration Required - Registration link:

https://bucknell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkd-yqrTkuEtIzqs6MoTq70oAQ77a7pqBr After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Speaker: Jerry Stropnicky, Storyteller-in-Residence

Title: “Agnes Revisited”

Description: Nearly 50 years ago, Tropical Storm Agnes descended on the Susquehanna River Basin, upending lives, devastating homes, and transforming our Valley. In this performance, Bucknell students join with local residents to revisit Agnes and the lessons it has for today. This performance draws on the historical research of Presidential Fellow Bethany Fitch (’23) and Prof. Andrew Stuhl (Environmental Studies and Sciences), which includes more than 20 oral histories with Pennsylvanians who lived through the storm and resulting recovery. It also reflects the creative direction of Prof. Elaine Williams (Theater and Dance) and Storyteller-in-Residence Jerry Stropnicky, who have worked with Bucknell students in the spring semester to transform research into performance. Come for an evening of story and performance, come to remember Agnes, or come to share your own story in a “talk back” segment at the conclusion of the evening. This is the culminating event in the Bucknell Humanities Center

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