Kathy Sheehan discusses Guided Tours in Historic Institutions along with co-panelists John Scherer and Mary Zawacki, both seated. – photo by Tom Lindsay 

“There’s a ship!” explained Philip Morris excitedly to grab everyone’s attention.  Then he went on to describe the use of live theater as a story telling venue.  That was the keynote address at the Mohawk Towpath Byway Story Telling Summit on June 6 at the Mabee Farm Historic Site.  Thirty six people participated either by sharing their story telling techniques or by actively listening to the four fast paced panel discussions during the day.  More detail of the day’s program and more pictures click here.  Everything we always wanted to know about story telling from basic principles, for an audience interested in popular culture, through historic institutions, innovative methods in the 21st century, to folk music and the ballad.

The day also included sumptuous food for a light breakfast, catered lunch buffet, and finger foods at a late afternoon reception all arranged by the Friends of the Mohawk Towpath Byway.  The audience included our Byway enthusiasts and byway leaders from Ohio and Kansas!

Develop our story is the top priority of the Friends of the Byway.  This Summit met our needs!