A commemoration of Hurricane Irene through stories of resilience and recovery by designing a multimedia museum installation. The addition of interactive multimedia components will make this a “living” museum exhibit. Items such as stories of survivors and flood volunteers, photographs, videos, and other materials collected in the aftermath of the flood by the NYFS will be part of the exhibit.
A team consisting of the Catskills Folk Connection Folklorist, who is also Project Director, along with a noted NYS folklorist, and a local historian set goals for the CFC folklorist to conduct interviews and research for CFC’s upcoming exhibit “Folk Art in Wood.” At the end of this planning stage they will review the results of the interviews and research and make suggestions for their implementation.
The Haudenosaunee Voice in Archaeology hosts a planning session between Iroquois consultants, Iroquois Indian Museum staff, and archaeology professionals to review and discuss the museum’s archaeology exhibitions. During the two-day session, the team thinks through the proposed renovation of these installations, which will include a stronger Indigenous perspective as well as updated research and display methods.