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Melanie Zimmer on the Curiosities of the Finger Lakes - October 25, 2014

 

 
 
 


We will have with us in studio this night, Melanie Zimmer, to talk about the weird history and folklore of New York State. We get into lost ruins and folklore of the Seneca Indians. We talk about the haunted locations around Upstate New York, and some of the weird stories and personalities that have contributed to the history of the region.
 
Storyteller Melanie Zimmer has written four books on New York State lore:Central New York and the Finger Lakes Myths Legends and Lore,Forgotten Tales of New York, and Curiosities of Central New York, published by The History Press. Her latest book is Curiosities of the Finger Lakes. Ms. Zimmer has been a storyteller for several decades and enjoys sharing and studying the folklore of the regions of New York State.
 
Melanie Zimmer has recently created the script for a legendary walking tour app of Midtown Manhattan called “Secrets of Manhattan” “Discover Midtown Manhattan and its legends; explore New York City through its tales” which is available for iPhone or Android phones through PocketGuide Inc. She is a member of the New York Folklore Society.
 
Her website is www.thepuppets.com