Legends, Lore, and Secrets of Western New York
Author and storyteller, Lorna Czarnota, recants and discusses this book of local stories. Learn about the many contributions Western New York has made to the world throughout its rich history. Like the region’s first inhabitants, the ‘Cat People’, who made clothing from the mountain lions and panthers that they hunted, Western New Yorkers still savor the tradition of storytelling. Tales such as the ‘Mail-Riding Mamma’ of Chautaugua County, who carried both the post and her infant child above her head as she journeyed across perilously flooded creeks, and the Ossian Giant, who at age nineteen stood seven feet, six inches tall and weighed 385 pounds, are vividly narrated by Buffalo storyteller Lorna MacDonald Czarnota. Listen to the whispered legends of spirits, heroes and traitors hidden in one of New York’s most captivating regions.
Grade Level: 4 - 12, Adult, Family
Audience Limit: 30
Performance cost (single): $380.00
Workshop cost (90 minutes to less): $196.00
Performance cost (back to back): $530.00