Remembering Agnes: A WVIA produced 1997 Film
June 23, 1972 – a day that will never be forgotten in the “Valley with a Heart”. A day that will forever be a part of “our story”. Where were you on this fateful day? What is your story?
Join us at the Hoyt Library on the 39th anniversary of the Agnes Flood. The library, with approval from the Luzerne County Historical Society, is proud to present, Remembering Agnes, a WVIA original documentary film produced in 1997, documenting the effects of the flooding that devastated the Wyoming Valley in 1972 when the Susquehanna River crested at a record 40 feet. The film reveals people’s reactions to the impending flood and devastation to people and property cause by the rising waters. The damage from Agnes cost over $14 Billion in today’s dollars and 129 people were killed. The story doesn’t end there. Remembering Agnes dives into the aftermath and the politics involved in the recovery plan.
The video is ~1 hour in length will be presented twice throughout the day: 1:00 p.m. and again at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the library on Thursday, June 23rd. All ages are welcome to attend this special event at no charge. Come, share, and remember! Bring the whole family. Refreshments will be served.
Register by calling the Youth Services Department @ 570-287-2013, ext: 225