Schuyler County’s 70-year history of car racing is spotlighted in the newest exhibit at the Schuyler County Historical Society’s Brick Tavern Museum.
Photographs, race programs and other racing memorabilia from the Society’s collections are shown in the exhibit, including photographs from the first races on Oct. 2, 1948, through the streets of Watkins Glen and rural roads of the Town of Dix.
Local artist Linda McIntyre has loaned the paintings from her “Street Years” series for display in the exhibit, which will be in place through the end of October. A short film that tells the story of how racing began in Schuyler County also is available for viewing.
Visitors are invited to enter a drawing for four free tickets to the Hilliard United States Vintage Grand Prix at Watkins Glen International Sept. 7-9. The winner will be selected on Sept. 5. The tickets were donated by WGI.
The Brick Tavern Museum and Wickham Rural Life Center, located at 108 N. Catharine St., Route 14, Montour Falls, are open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, call the Historical Society at (607) 535-9741.
The Schuyler County Historical Society celebrates and honors the history of the county at the Brick Tavern Museum, Wickham Rural Life Center and Lee School. The Society is supported in part by a TAP grant administered by the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce.