The Blizzard of ’78
Recalling the “Blizzard of the Century” after 39 years
Presented by Brent Carson
Thursday March 2, 2017 at The Barn at Stratford
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Do you remember “The Blizzard of ’78”?
To prepare for the storm’s 40th anniversary next year, The Delaware County Historical Society is assembling material from our archives and holding a public program “The Blizzard of ’78”. Our objective is two-fold: to stimulate our collective memory and gather the community memory. Our hope is to capture a representative sampling of Delaware County’s experience of “The Blizzard of ’78”.
Society President, Brent Carson, will present local newspaper accounts and photographs from the Society’s Collection. Brent will share his recollections of the “Record Blizzard” that struck Delaware County in 1978. The storm was so severe that The Delaware Gazette did not publish on Thursday of that week.
Share Your Blizzard Experience
Following that introduction, Brent will open the discussion to your recollections of the great storm.
Consider these questions and please share with us:
- Where were you when the storm hit?
- Were you prepared for the storm?
- What impact the storm had on you and your family?
- How did you cope with that the storm?
- Did the experience of the storm have any lasting effects on you?
Help Build a Delaware County Memory
Come to “The Blizzard of ’78” on March 2 at The Barn at Stratford. The program is free and open to the community. We welcome you to come and bring your memories of the great blizzard hitting Delaware County. We invite you to bring photographs and objects as well