The Buffalo-Niagara LGBTQ History Project researches the history of transgender men and their contributions to Western New York from 1900 to the present, which it will then present to the public. In doing so, it expands the identities and the period of time typically covered in local narratives of LGBTQ history.
New York Folklore will convene a series of strategic planning meetings around the state with organizations that hold folk culture collections, to form a common vision for archival preservation and access, to study the effective allocation of human and monetary resources for collections’ care, and to devise a plan for a digital platform that can be used for collections’ holders to store materials and for users to access the documentary collections.
Historic Saranac Lake consults with John Fadden of the Six Nations Indian Museum on the creation of an interpretive plan for an exhibit presenting the history of Native Americans in the Saranac Lake region.
The North Country Art, Land and Environment 2020 Summit will utilize the humanities and art to contextualize the climate emergency. The proposed Vision grant will bring together key stakeholders from educational institutions, museums, and nonprofits in the region to plan a series of panel discussions, workshops and educational exhibitions that will actively engage the history of northeastern NY to spark policy debate and climate action.
By building on existing research and through executing a series of scholarly lectures, the Morris-Jumel Mansion integrates the narratives of significant black figures of the home’s past into its core educational programs and interpretative framework.
The Reimagining Immigration and Immigrants project aims to change the perception of immigrants in the United States through its “Back to Y(our) Country” collaborative space, which will explore the relationship between traditional family recipes and memories, as well as the sensorial aspects of food and its origins.
Interference Archive is developing a new podcast series, building on the success of their existing podcast, Audio Interference. This new project addresses a crucial question—what access means for archives as physical spaces, as communities, and as repositories of public knowledge—with the aim of producing something of value to the entire field.
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.
In honor of Boscobel House and Gardens’ 60th anniversary—and with the aim of diversifying the content and format of its interpretive programming—“The Boscobel Rock Musical: A Revolutionary War Adventure” is performed live by local musicians and a theatre group, who tell the history of Boscobel in a new and engaging way.
The Path Home is a digital traveling exhibition that presents a seminal moment in America’s immigration history—the welcoming of almost three million new Americans through the bipartisan Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986—and highlights its impact on the United States today. The exhibit focuses on the pioneering work of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union, whose long history of advocacy for labor, women’s rights, and undocumented workers helped lead to IRCA.