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  • Titchner-Scott presents Lumber, Coal, and Carbon

Titchner-Scott presents Lumber, Coal, and Carbon

  • August 18, 2017
  • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • ECCOTA Gallery, 237 Main Street, Ridgway, PA 15853

Lumber, Coal, and Carbon: Why we came and Why we stayed. An industrial history of Elk County through song.

Mark and Bekki Titchner wrote The Factory Song in response to the economic downturn in 2008. This past year they were awarded a Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts grant to make a video of the song.

Rural areas like ours lose our young men and women to better opportunity and, unfortunately, the oft-heard lament, "There's nothing here," paints a picture of a dying community. But while there certainly are challenges, the history of the place perhaps has prepared it for the future. But no one has ever tried to tell this story in five minutes.

Using historical photos and video clips of some current industries the song chronicles Elk County’s past and gives a glimpse at its future.

Join us for an evening of video, live music, photography and celebration of our industrial history.


ECCOTA receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency

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The Elk County Council on the Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.  The official registration and financial information of ECCOTA may be obtained from 

the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999.  Registration does not imply endorsement.

The Elk County Council on the Arts is dedicated to promoting the cultural enrichment of the residents of Elk County by expanding the opportunity for public participation in the arts. The Council’s goal is to enhance the lives of county residents and the various local arts by offering experiences in the arts, providing educational opportunity and advice, and by supporting performers, musicians, artists, artisans and writers.

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