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Skaneateles Historical Society to sell vintage boat

Money raised will help fund Interactive Lake Model completion for Creamery museum

"The Little Fry," donated by Doug Clark, will be sold by the Skaneateles Historical Society to raise funds to help complete its Interactive Lake Model project.

"The Little Fry," donated by Doug Clark, will be sold by the Skaneateles Historical Society to raise funds to help complete its Interactive Lake Model project. Photo by Jason Emerson.

— The Skaneateles Historical Society will accept written offers for the boat through the month of July.

For more information, contact the SHS at 685-1360 or skaneateleshistoricalsociety@verizon.net.

Also at the Creamery museum:

The historical society has a new temporary exhibit showcasing the Finger Lakes Lyric Circus, which presented summer seasons of musical comedies, operettas, and plays in a tent theater just east of the village on Route 20.

Run by Mr. and Mrs. Walter Davis, the first Broadway musical, using professional musicians and actors, was held in 1952 under a huge blue tent. In July of 1957, the tailwind of Hurricane Audrey ripped the tent to shreds, and 1959 was the last year of performances.

The exhibit offers old programs, photos and a model of the Lyric Circus for viewing. Also, the gift shop is selling note cards with a painting of the Lyric Circus tent.

The Creamery museum is open 1 to 4 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, or by appointment, during July and August.

Jason Emerson is editor of the Skaneateles Press. He can be reached at editor@skaneatelespress.com.

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