Posts Tagged ‘History and Culture’

Podcast 2 the Past~History Meets Technology

May 15, 2009
Brings history to you--just by downloading

Brings history to you--just by downloading

This is so fun!  Podcast 2 the Past is a brand new program that brings history into the 21st Century using technology as a fun and environmentally-friendly way to promote some of the architecturally unique and historically significant sites in Steuben and Ontario Counties in the Finger Lakes.  You’ll learn about famous people and places in quick ninety-second glimpses in to the past; people like Susan B. Anthony, who stood up for women’s rights long before it was fashionable, and Glenn H. Curtiss, whose mind not only shaped the world of flight during its inception, but continues to do so today; people like Levi Valentine, whose vision of providing others with convenience and variety gave birth to present day shopping malls, and Dr. Konstantin Frank, who revolutionized the wine industry in the Eastern US after it had experienced 300 years of failure.

Some of the sites explored  are Clifton Springs, known for its unique sulphur springs, Widmer Wine Cellars, and Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park in Ontario County, as well as Steuben County sites like Bully Hill Vineyards, Corning’s Gaffer District, and Rockwell Museum of Western Art, known as “the best of the west in the east.”

How does it work?  Each podcast consists of both audio and visual components that can be downloaded to a computer and transferred to MP3 players, such as an iPod, to take with you when you hit the road or when you arrive at your destination. In addition to offering podcasts for each of the eighteen featured sites, the Podcast 2 the Past Web site will provide supplemental information, photo galleries, links, and special getaway packages.

Susan B. Anthony was tried here

Susan B. Anthony was tried here

 Take a listen…here’s a sample of the Podcast on the Ontario County Courthouse in Canandaigua.  Be sure to spread the word.  There are also overnight packages available.   All Podcast 2 the Past travel packages include use of a GPS unit, one night’s accommodation, $50.00 dinner voucher, and breakfast for two.  Go to the website www.Podcast2thePast.com for complete information. 

What a Great Finger Lakes Find!

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