Otsego Lakes Association features Otsego Lake nostalgia and first public display of two underwater wrecks at historic Camp Minnetoska

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Otsego Lakes Association features Otsego Lake nostalgia and first public display of two underwater wrecks at historic Camp Minnetoska

August 13, 2013 Updated Aug 13, 2013 at 3:15 PM EST

(WBNG Binghamton) The Otsego Lake Association will hold its 2013 annual meeting at historic Camp Minnetoska, a former Girl Scout camp now privately owned by the Clark Foundation, located at 759 County Highway 31 north of the Village of Cooperstown. 

According to a news release:

A full program of topics related to Otsego Lake Nostalgia will be offered free of charge to Association members and non-members on Saturday, August 17, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. 
 
The Saturday morning events kick off with coffee and doughnuts, yogurt (donated by Chobani), and a version of "Dough Boys," a favorite campfire snack, prior to the brief business meeting, which will include the election of officers and the presentation of the Lake Citizen Award. 
 
Following the meeting, Paul Lord, faculty member of the SUCO Biological Field Station will present  the first public display of video of two wrecks recently found in Otsego Lake. 
 
Professor Cindy Falk, of the Cooperstown Graduate Program (CGP), who has prepared a slideshow using images from the NYSHA library collection and contemporary lake camp photographs of noted photographer, Richard Duncan, says,  "Collecting stories, memorabilia, and photographs from people who have enjoyed the lake over the years reminds us of the cultural role it has played.  Families and children have long enjoyed the recreational activities and rustic feel offered by camps along its shores." 
 
Curator Sue Friedlander will talk about the Overnight Children's Camps.  Professor Will Walker and students from the CPG will share oral histories from their Community Stories project. 
 
According to OLA President Wayne Bunn, "The Otsego Lake Association is hoping people will enjoy the presentations and feel free to share their own histories and stories of camps.  We also encourage people to bring their lake-related items to share."