The annual Pipes Memorial Lecture at the Elkin Public Library Monday will feature a film about the 1916 flood with remarks by the Executive Director of Center for Cultural Preservation David Weintraub. The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. and is free to the public.
The Pipes Memorial Lecture is sponsored by the Friends of the Elkin Public Library each year in honor of Charles Pipes, who was the director of the Northwest Regional Library from 1976-1981, and his wife, Wanda. This annual lecture is held near his birthday on Feb. 28. Pipes was a supporter of the arts, particularly film.
The film being showed for the presentation is “Come Hell or High Water: Remembering the Great Flood of 1916,” which features interviews with individuals impacted by the flood as well as photos and news clippings. The movie also discusses lessons learned from the flood and how the people of Western North Carolina can best protect themselves from similar devastation in the future.
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