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Monday, April 8

9-10:15am


Museums, Farms, Images, and Experiences: Rural NY in the 21st Century

In a world of constant technological advancements, how do we best trace the history of agriculture, change over time within an industry and within farm families in New York State. This session will examine the working farmstead at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village in Amherst, New York as it connects the town’s rural past with current interest. Session attendees will also see the connections made by The Farmer’s Museum’s photography collection, Plowline: Images of Rural New York as they actively collect original photography that documents changes in agricultural practice, rural life and farming family in New York State.

Bethann Roehling-Flynn, Deputy Director and Curator, Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Carrie Stiver, Trustee, Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Jennifer Griffiths, Manager of Digital Initiatives and Rights and Reproductions, Fenimore Art Museum, The Farmers' Museum and Library


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The Museum Association of New York strengthens the capacity of New York State’s cultural community by supporting professional standards and organizational development. We provide advocacy, training, and networking opportunities so that museums and museum professionals may better serve their missions and communities.

Museum Association of New York is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. 

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