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Marjorie Lansing Porter (1891-1973) dedicated her life to preserving the folk songs of the Adirondacks. Throughout the 40s and 50s, Porter traveled through New York State interviewing and recording traditional musicians and singers, creating a comprehensive song collection. For many years this unique time capsule has been inaccessible to the broad public. Now for the first time this documentary will illuminate and revitalize the Porter Collection through contemporary interviews with folk musicians such as the legendary Pete Seeger, a personal friend of Porter, and Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul & Mary. The film also features a whole series of re-recordings from the Porter Collection by modern musicians including Kevin and Michael Bacon of the Bacon Brothers, Lee Knight, Dave Ruch, Dan Berggren, Alex Smith, and many others.