After the successful launch of Urban Archive Newburgh, the focus is now building organizational sustainability by strengthening our consortium’s full integration of the Urban Archive platform. This means we will envision, determine, and implement community and marketing strategies for wider dissemination, create templates for expanding new and existing partnerships, as well as invest in the capacity, strategy, and processes for Urban Archive Newburgh to be a living archive rooted in public impact.
HHS hires consultants to enhance its archaeology field school by establishing written protocols and oversight of the current program that is led by SUNY New Paltz, thereby maximizing the museum’s resources for educational programs and preservation purposes.
In 2020, the Putnam History Museum presents community programming about influential women and local suffrage activists of Putnam County and surrounding Hudson Valley communities in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment.
Along with many northern communities, East Hampton is disconnected from its slave-owning past. By compiling a comprehensive, public list of enslaved persons from the Colonial period to the last recorded enslaved person in East Hampton in 1830, the Plain Sight Project is reconciling with this forgotten history while taking a step to place these people and their stories back into our nation’s founding narrative with in-class outreach to public and private schools.
The Whaling Museum completes phase two of its research using community input to produce an informative, engaging, and user-centered audio guide pilot for its exhibits to strengthen the visitor’s museum experience and increase engagement.
The Glen Cove SAGE Foundation guides city-wide, intergenerational, roundtable conversations on perceptions of growing old in our community and how the humanities can be used to direct positive change on both an individual and institutional level.
In August 2019, in preparation for the reinterpretation of Preservation Long Island’s Joseph Lloyd Manor, an 18th-century site of black enslavement, PLI staff and committees will participate in a facilitated dialogue training that will equip the team with the tools to navigate difficult and contested histories.
The ROS searches for lyricists of diverse races and creeds who are currently absent from suffragist histories. The restored songs will be featured in 10 public school performances in addition to concerts throughout the Finger Lakes region.
Using archival collections, the Out Alliance in partnership with the Rochester Public Library, and ImageOut develops an interactive community dialogue, Intersectionality in Social and Political Change: A Historical Perspective, to assess past activities and to explore future collaborative directions with diverse communities.
Historical pictures of commercial buildings within the National Register of Historical Sites in Lyons, New York along with pictures of the merchants and employees who worked in them, presented and displayed in the windows of those buildings still standing or those that replaced them. Text recalls the history of the store or commercial establishment and links to the Lyons Main Street website, which provides additional information on the establishment and people who worked there.