Photo collection to be displayed at Patriot


A dedication of an exhibit featuring rare photographs and artifacts of the historic town of Patriot will take place this Sunday, October 19th at 2 p.m. The exhibit will be on display at the Patriot Town Hall.

Acquired from private individual donors – some as far away as Chicago – over 60 rare photos and numerous artifacts depicting a diverse representation of many aspects of life and business in Patriot will be on display.

Several special albums of photographs will be available for viewing during the dedication, although not a regular part of the exhibit.

Speakers will be on hand to introduce volunteers, provide a brief history of Patriot and Patriot schools and to recognize town veterans who fought in all wars since the Revolution.

The town of Patriot is the only incorporated town named “Patriot” in the country and the birthplace of Elwood Mead, a professor, politician and engineer who oversaw the construction of the Hoover Dam.

Donations of Patriot photographs and artifacts are still being sought and can be submitted to Dan Back by contacting him at 594-2628; or by email at

Patriot Town Hall is located on Third Street along the river in downtown Patriot. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information contact Switzerland County Tourism at 427-3237.