Silent Movie Month 2023

In 2012, City of Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick proclaimed October in Ithaca as Silent Movie Month, a month-long celebration of silent film and Ithaca’s role in early movie making history produced by Wharton Studio Museum in collaboration with many local organizations. Join WSM each October for screenings, exhibits, and events at Cornell Cinema, Cinemapolis, and many […]

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Party for the Park

Join us for Friends of Stewart Park and Wharton Studio Museum’s 8th annual fundraiser for park revitalization on Saturday, September 23 from 6-8:30 PM in the Picnic Pavilion and outside by the Waterfront Trail and Cayuga Lake. We’re celebrating a groundbreaking year for Stewart Park with the literal imminent groundbreaking for the Splash Pad and […]

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Silent Movie Under the Stars — 13th Annual!

It’s Silent Movie Under the Stars 13th year and this popular summer tradition continues on Saturday, August 19, 2023, at sundown at Taughannock Falls State Park. Featuring the 1926 comedy Beverly of Graustark starring Marion Davies, considered one of the great comedic actresses of her day, live music will be provided by Cloud Chamber Orchestra. […]

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Beverly, Marion, and Silent Film World

July 2023 I’m excited to attend the Wharton Studio Museum’s Silent Movie Under the Stars on August 19 at Taughannock Park — its thirteenth annual offering of this beautiful summer experience on Cayuga Lake. This year’s feature film, Beverly of Graustark (1926), starring Marion Davies, opens a viewfinder onto the captivating world of the silent film era, […]

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Silent Movie Month

October is Silent Movie Month — 11th Annual

If it’s October, it’s Silent Movie Month in Ithaca! Join Wharton Studio Museum and many local arts, history, and culture organizations — and bookstores — in celebrating Silent Movie Month. This October marks the 11th year of this month-long event honoring Ithaca’s movie history and the magic of silent film! Our first event is Saturday, […]

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Literary Women

Lit. Women of Silent Film runs October 14-16, 2022

A series of linked events highlights three Ithaca women writers—Grace Miller White, Maude Radford Warren, and Ruth Sawyer—whose literary works inspired silent films during the early days of the film industry. For details about Lit. Women of Silent Film events visit

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Silent Movie Under the Stars Cancelled

Silent Movie Under the Stars CANCELED for 2022!

  We are terribly disappointed to have to call off our 12th Silent Movie Under the Stars due to rain, thunder and lightning last night and, unfortunately, because more of the same is predicted today, our rain date for  Sunday, August 21.   Thank you so much to everyone who came out to Taughannock last […]

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