From Vine To WineJuly 1998 - July 1999
"Dionysus of the Greeks and Bacchus of the
Romans, found the grape and devoted his life to spreading it for which he
was raised to the rank of deity-god of vine and vintages."
U.P. Herrick - The Grapes of New York
Summer is here and with it comes a new exhibition. Grapes and wine are vastly important to the legacy and economy of the Finger Lakes region. This exhibit explores the development of this industry and the vital roles immigrant families played in its growth and the history of Ontario County.
And much as Wine has played the infidel,
And robb'd me of my Robe of Honoer -Well, I
woonder often what the Vinters buy
One half so precious as the stuff they sell.
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (XCV)
By Linda M. McIlveen, Director of Research