Famous Fidos to be talk of the town

CANAJOHARIE — The Arkell Museum will be presenting Famous Fido: The Strange History of Early Canine Celebrity tonight from 6 to 7 p.m.

By the late 1800s, famous dogs were all the rage. World-traveling “rovers,” mutts trained to act drunk on Vaudeville stages, and the canine film stars predating Rin Tin Tin are just a few of the dog characters who had bigger fan bases than some human celebrities.

Historian Kelli Huggins will introduce the audience to the weird, but true, world of early dog stardom.

This program is free to the public, and donations are welcome.

For more information, contact curator of education and public engagement Jenna Peterson Riley at jriley@arkellmuseum.org or call (518) 673-2314.

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