June 23, 2022
F.M. Kirby Center
Wilkes Barre, PA 18701
Wilkes-Barre Preservation Society Presents “AGNES” Documentary Film - 50th Anniversary
Thursday, June 23, 2022
“Agnes,” a new, 90-minute documentary film, will premiere at The F.M. Kirby Center on June 23, 2022. The film was produced in cooperation with the Wilkes-Barre Preservation Society to note the 50th anniversary of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Agnes, which resulted in much flooding of the Wyoming Valley in June of 1972 and, at the time, was considered the worst natural disaster in the history of the United States. Though Agnes affected other communities along the east coast and Pennsylvania, the documentary focuses on the Wyoming Valley, which was the hardest hit by the floods. The film includes new interviews, photographs, archived video from local TV stations, radio broadcasts, newspapers, and national news network coverage that has not been seen in 50 years. The film also highlights the resiliency and spirit of the people of the Wyoming Valley and the fortitude that was shown in putting the community back together. This one-time showing at the F.M. Kirby Center will take place 50 years to the day that the Agnes flood struck the Wyoming Valley.