OSWEGO – Can you remember what you were doing in late January and early February of 1966?
Folks who were living in Oswego or the Central New York area can – because that’s when the famous Blizzard of ’66 struck, depositing up to 8 1/2 feet of snow in some areas in the matter of a few days, drawing national attention.
For many children the weather meant an unexpected week off from school.
For others it caused major disruptions in the day-to-day lives of those who endured the record-setting conditions, and the monumental cleanup effort that followed.
Bishop’s Commons in Oswego will mark the 50th anniversary of the event when they host a presentation by Jim Farfaglia, author of “Voices in the Storm, Stories from the Blizzard of ’66,” as he shares his collection of accounts from the people who lived through the event, and their recollections about the impact it had on our community.
The presentation by Farfaglia and discussion to follow will be held at Bishop’s Commons on February 4 beginning at 1:30 p.m. The event is free of charge and the public is invited to attend.
Refreshments will be provided.
Those planning to attend the event are asked to RSVP to Bishop’s Commons at (315) 349-0799.
Bishop’s Commons is located at 4 Burkle St., Oswego.