Posted: September 1, 2014

Visitors will have the opportunity to “make & take” paper examples of the technology that pre-dated the movie: Thaumatropes, Phenakistiscopes, and Flip Books. “Fans of old films and early farm life -- and people who are interested in film production -- will want to see the Pasto Museum film fest that marks 100 years of Cooperative Extension, according to Rita Graef, Pasto Museum curator. "Silent and black-and-white films and film clips will display early cinematic techniques and demonstrate how humor was incorporated with the content to highlight the 'new' technology on the farm and in the home," she said. "The films were shown to rural families in the early part of the 20th century and today give a glimpse of life during that time period." Following the films, Jan Scholl, an extension 4-H curriculum specialist and associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education, will lead a short presentation and answer questions about how Cooperative Extension began as a University outreach initiative that continues today. Scholl has published many articles on the history of Cooperative Extension, and she was the first American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Centennial Scholar.

Pasto Agricultural Museum


Museum Address:
2710 West Pine Grove Road, Gate K

Pennsylvania Furnace, PA 16865