Video Premiere Tonight at 9:00 PM EST!
Earlier this year, funds raised by the Seneca Waterways Council Scouting Historical Society were used to begin digitizing our unique and very much at-risk collection of audio tape and film. The most exciting audio tape saved so far was an interview recorded in the Camp Massawepie (Pioneer) Office by a staff member from WHAM on July 16, 1952. Amazingly, the fragile, nearly 70-year old audio tape was in fine condition and a clear digital copy was produced. I was able to use audio-editing software to convert the file to a format that could be shared online.
The recording is an exciting glimpse into the first few weeks of the camp’s very first season, and those familiar with camp will find that some of the activities described have been continued to this day.
Those interviewed include Dick Cordell (with an orphan Sparrow Hawk), Walt Hastings (Otetiana Council Executive), Bob “Parky” Parkinson (Camp Director), Joe Klein (Program Director), and Dewey Sawyer (Trail Camp Director).
Initially I had hoped to begin a special film screening series at the council office, where some background information on the film or recording could be presented, related memorabilia from the historical society collection could be displayed, and guest speakers could present talks, but the present situation has prevented that from becoming a reality. For now, sharing on YouTube will suffice.
I hope you enjoy this interesting little recording.
Co-chair, Seneca Waterways Council Scouting Historical Society
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Earlier this year, funds raised by the Seneca Waterways Council Scouting Historical Society were used to begin digitizing our unique and very much at-risk co...