Caffe Lena


45Th Anniversary Exhibition
In 2005 a dedicated group of volunteers helped the Caffè Lena History Project develop an exhibition of archival material on-site at Caffè Lena to celebrate its Forty Fifth Anniversary. With support from Skidmore college to organize and ready archival material, the walls of Caffè Lena became a living monument to its storied past. Copying excerpts from oral history interviews, volunteers recreated bathroom graffiti with quotes celebrating Lena’s musical contributions. Timed to coincide with Skidmore’s alumni reunion weekend, buses of former students arrived to reminisce about Lena’s impact on their college lives. An opening celebration evening brought many old friends together.