NEW DISPLAY AT GOHS
By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
ONEONTA – If we want to save the Oneonta Theatre, Patrice Macaluso says, we cannot just look to the past.
“It has always changed with the times,” she said. “We can’t get wedded to what it was.”
The changing face of the Oneonta Theatre is the subject of the Greater Oneonta Historical Society’s newest exhibit, “The Oneonta Theatre: Reflecting Popular Culture Since 1897,” curated by Macaluso.
The exhibit traces the whole history of the venue, from the very first show in 1898 – “The Sporting Dutchess” starring Madame Modjeska, the most famous actress of the day – up to the present, where a recent marketing study and feasibility study hold the key to whether the downtown institution can be saved – or not.