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  • May 23, 2022 3:46 PM | Megan Eves (Administrator)

    On View July 28, 2022 - June 11, 2023

    Opening Reception Thursday, June 28, 2022 4:30-7:30 p.m.

    War is destructive to people and their cultural heritage. Living Through War: Works from Kharkiv by Bella Logachova is a reaction against the war in Ukraine as it is actively taking place. Each work gives unique insight into the perspective of an artist living through the violence and destruction of her homeland. With this exhibition, the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University (CAM) strives to bring empathy and awareness to the war in Ukraine while supporting an artist and her country embroiled in conflict.

    Living Through War: Works from Kharkiv by Bella Logachova offers the incredibly rare opportunity to see through the eyes of a person in an active combat zone. The CAM will exhibit nineteen of Bella Logachova’s artworks from the ARtNUO (New Ukrainian Ornament) Series, produced from 2014 through 2022, along with video of the artist. The exhibitionwill be on view Thursday, July 28, 2022 with an opening reception from 4:30–7:30 p.m on July 28. Additional programs will be hosted during the run of the exhibition. 

    Combining imagery that is traditional to Ukrainian folk art along with military icons and symbols, Bella Logachova creates complex and narrative digital images. Through her intricate works, she describes various international events including the current conflict in Ukraine starting with the 2014 Euromaidan Revolution: “Each work is a documentary story told by means of ornament. War time is difficult… but we need to do something, to create new things—it’s our responsibility.”

    Bella Logachova is a Ukrainian artist and photographer, born in Mariupol in 1973. She graduated from the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Art, where she currently teaches media arts and is a co-founder of SOSka art group, including the Excess film group, in Kharkiv. She has exhibited her work throughout Europe and Ukraine.

    Bella Logachova received wide recognition after the presentation of posters titled ARtNUO – New Ukrainian Ornament at the 4th Block’s IX International Eco-Poster Triennale for which she received the Grand Prix award of the festival. The 4th Block is an association of contemporary graphic designers. “In 2014, when the war in Ukraine started, I began the ARtNUO series…  As the war only escalates, this series is still ongoing.” 

    This exhibition will be co-curated with Sabine Kutt of Sabine Kutt Photography. Sabine Kutt is a photographer, art curator, choreographer, and ballet master. Born and raised in East Germany, she has resided in the United States since 2001. Sabine Kutt curates international exhibitions and special events representing women artists, including Bella Logachova. “The natural, joyful elements of the embroidery stand in sharp contrast to the military symbols Bella Logachova inserts into her images. Her art is like news. She is one of the few artists who are able to immediately implement what she has experienced in a creative way.

    An important partner is the Dnipro Ukrainian Cultural Center in Buffalo, who is providing project support and lending traditional Ukrainian needlework for visual reference in the exhibition. The gallery will also feature a QR code that allows visitors to donate directly to Dnipro’s Ukrainian Humanitarian and Medical Aid charity fund. Smaller prints of the works will be editioned and sold to support the artist and Ukrainian organizations she selects for donations.

    During a time of many global conflicts, the CAM supports creativity across borders and recognizes the deep contributions of immigrant, refugee, and BIPOC communities to the cultural fabric of the Buffalo-Niagara region. We are building accessible program opportunities for Niagara University students, local school districts, and the general public using these powerful works. 

    “Art distracts and gives strength. Art will always be against war.” –Bella Logachova

    About the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University With learning and public access at the heart of its mission, the Castellani Art Museum (CAM) is the major resource for the visual arts in Niagara County. The CAM's permanent collection includes over 5,000 pieces of modern and contemporary art, Niagara Falls art, and regional Folk Arts. The Museum is committed to the preservation of these artworks, along with offering exhibitions and programs that serve the campus, local communities, and tourists.  


  • May 23, 2022 3:43 PM | Megan Eves (Administrator)

    NORWICH, N.Y. – The Chenango County Historical Society (CCHS) has been selected to participate in the national Museum Assessment Program (MAP), which is administered by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). Through guided assessment and consultation with external museum professionals, participation in MAP will empower CCHS to better serve Chenango County by striving to achieve the highest professional standards in the museum field.

    CCHS’s participation is made possible through funding provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). MAP helps museums strengthen operations, plan for the future, and meet standards through self-study review and a consultative visit by an expert peer reviewer.

    “Choosing to be part of the MAP program is indicative of the commitment to civic involvement, public service, and overall excellence on the part of the Chenango County Historical Society and Museum,” said Laura Lott, president of AAM. “Studies have shown America’s museums to be among the country’s most trusted and valued institutions. MAP is designed to make them even better.”

    CCHS opted to conduct a MAP operations assessment in order to improve performance by defining logical priorities, establishing systems for maintaining quality standards, and assuring sustainable practices as the organization grows capacity.

    “As a museum chartered by the New York State Education Department, we are keenly aware of our responsibility to properly preserve our collection in order to celebrate the unique cultural heritage of Chenango County,” said Jessica Moquin, executive director. “Our small staff and dedicated board of trustees are doing a great deal to ensure that our organization is running smoothly, and we realize that being so close to the operation means that we may not recognize where systems, processes, and programs can be adjusted for optimal performance. By undergoing a MAP assessment, we better position our museum for sustainable future growth.”

    First established in 1939, CCHS is the primary organization dedicated to actively and comprehensively preserving the history of Chenango County. The area’s premier heritage museum, the organization celebrates local culture – unique traditions, noteworthy residents, and unusual stories of the region. CCHS programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

    Since its creation in 1981, the MAP program has served more than 5,000 museums. MAP is supported through a cooperative agreement between AAM and IMLS. AAM is the only organization representing the nation’s entire museum community and has been dedicated to promoting excellence within the museum field for more than 100 years. The IMLS is the primary source of federal support to the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums.

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    Caption: Dedicated to actively sharing local history, the Chenango County Historical Society (CCHS) hosts a variety of activities throughout the year, including service projects to improve historical resources. CCHS is undergoing a Museum Assessment Program (MAP) in order to achieve the highest professional standards in the museum field.


  • December 15, 2021 3:49 PM | Megan Eves (Administrator)

    $64,323 awarded to seven organizations

    WATERFORD, NY- Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, in partnership with the NYS Canal Corporation, is pleased to announce that seven organizations have been selected to receive Erie Canalway IMPACT! Grants totaling $64,323. Funded projects include vital work to showcase canal heritage and welcome people to explore the canal in their local communities.

    “We are thrilled to support these community-driven projects to strengthen the Canalway Corridor as a vibrant place to live, work, visit, and play,” said Bob Radliff, Executive Director of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. “These exciting projects will foster greater awareness and pride in New York’s canals that will have lasting benefits for residents and visitors.”

    The grants range from $2,000 to $12,000 and will leverage an additional $161,107 in private and public project support. Over the past 13 years, Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has made 90 grants to communities and non-profit organizations that have spurred $2.4 million in additional investments in heritage preservation, recreation, and education.

    New York State Canal Corporation Director Brian U. Stratton said, "It is an honor to join with the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor in supporting education, recreation, and tourism along New York’s canal system. The history of our canals provides the framework for our State’s great legacy, and we look forward to supporting and enhancing awareness of these storied waterways for years to come through these IMPACT! Grant projects.”

    2020 ERIE CANALWAY IMPACT! GRANTS

    Corn Hill Navigation, Pittsford

    Award: $8,954

    Improve educational and program delivery with new technology at a new visitor center being developed at Corn Hill Landing in Rochester.

    Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse

    Award: $9,015

    Develop programming related to the Empire State Trail including a Syracuse-based Trail Ambassador Program and trail amenities that raise user awareness of the museum. Pilot both weekend and Corridor-wide trail rides.

    Explore & More: The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum, Buffalo

    Award: $11,454

    Design and present an Erie Canal themed educational play experience every Wednesday throughout 2022 that will engage children and families.

    Friends of Stewart Park, Ithaca

    Award: $5,900

    Design and install five outdoor interpretive signs that showcase the history of the Erie Canal and Cayuga Lake as they relate to the City of Ithaca.

    National Abolition Hall of Fame, Peterboro

    Award: $12,000

    Design and install two outdoor interpretive signs within the Village of Canastota to raise awareness of the National Abolition Hall. Funds will also support a reenactment of a dramatic event that shaped the abolition movement in the United States.

    Schoharie River Center, Esperance

    Award: $12,000

    Implement a series of educational programs with at-risk urban and rural youth to investigate water quality on the Erie Canal/Mohawk River and adjacent tributaries.

    Village of Brockport, Brockport

    Award: $5,000

    Design and install a pair of outdoor interpretive signs that celebrate the history, design, and operation of the Village’s iconic lift bridges.

    ABOUT THE ERIE CANALWAY NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR

    Nearly 200 years after its construction, the Erie Canal remains an iconic symbol of American ingenuity and determination. The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor preserves our extraordinary canal heritage, promotes the Corridor as a world-class tourism destination, and fosters vibrant communities connected by more than 500 miles of waterway. It achieves its mission in partnership with the National Park Service, New York State agencies, non-profit organizations, local residents, and more than 200 communities across the full expanse of upstate New York.

    www.eriecanalway.org


  • December 15, 2021 3:47 PM | Megan Eves (Administrator)

    Historic Cherry Hill is pleased to announce Multivocal Learning: Albany’s History for Albany’s Students, a school program collaboration with Albany County Historical Association’s Ten Broeck Mansion and the Underground Railroad Education Center at the Myers Residence and funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (ARP). 

    Based upon feedback from local schoolteachers, this partnership will result in thematically linked programs which build a stronger understanding of historical issues and the diversity of voices and opinions that have made and are making history in the United States. With concrete connections to the New York State curricula, the new programs will allow upper elementary and middle school classrooms to travel to multiple Albany sites in the same day, saving school resources and creating rich, hands-on educational experiences.

    This project will also include the digitization of primary source materials, in partnership with Siena College’s Digital Scholarship Lab. Dozens of collection items from each institution will become accessible to schools, researchers and the public on New York Heritage’s website. With grant funding, Historic Cherry Hill has digitized two other collections on New York Heritage-- Historical African American Experiences at Cherry Hill in 2020, with supporting online teaching units for grades 4 through 12, and Cherry Hill Receipt Books in 2021. https://nyheritage.org/organizations/historic-cherry-hill

    Newly digitized collection items from all three institutions will support resources for teachers to use in the classroom, before and after their onsite visits. Together, these digital materials and on-site, in-person programs—available to classrooms by early 2023-- will build students’ subject-matter competencies, radical empathy, and sense of their own agency in education and civic life. These values are critical to our mission, and we couldn’t be more excited to work with these wonderful institutions and talented individuals!

    For more information email shawna@historiccherryhill.org.

     

    About Historic Cherry Hill

    Historic Cherry Hill invites visitors and researchers to explore American history through the unique lens of one Albany household and, through intimate encounter with the past, encourages audiences toward new perspectives on their own stories and place in history. Visit www.historiccherryhill.org

    About the Albany County Historical Association at Ten Broeck Mansion

    The Albany County Historical Association, headquartered at the historic Ten Broeck Mansion built in 1798, strives to preserve, present, promote and interpret the stories of the rich and diverse history and culture of Albany County through exhibits, lectures, concerts, and other educational outreach programs. Visit https://tenbroeckmansion.org/

    About the Underground Railroad Education Center at the Myers Residence

    Underground Railroad Education Center researches and preserves the local and national history of the Underground Railroad movement, its international connections, and its legacy for today’s social justice issues, thereby empowering people of all ages to be agents of change toward an equitable and just society. https://undergroundrailroadhistory.org/

    About the National Endowment for the Humanities

    Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at: www.neh.gov 


  • December 14, 2021 10:59 AM | Megan Eves (Administrator)

    Humanities New York (HNY) today announced more than $360,000 in ARP Act funding to 43 New York cultural nonprofits affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. HNY “SHARP” (Sustaining the Humanities Through the American Rescue Plan) Action Grants, which range from $5,000 to $10,000, provide implementation funds for humanities projects that serve audiences throughout New York. These grants support honoraria for humanities experts, staff time, space rental, marketing, and other expenses for projects that respond to community needs and interests.

    U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer applauded these new awards, saying, “As Majority Leader, I was proud to champion and pass the American Rescue Plan, which provides this funding for New York’s cultural nonprofits affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic did not extinguish our thirst for cultural education and this critical funding will strengthen New York’s rich cultural and local history for some time to come.”

    HNY reviewed nearly 200 applications from cultural organizations requesting almost $1.8 million in funding. Just over 22 percent of applicants were funded. HNY prioritized equitable grantmaking by considering geographic location, mission, and the importance of reaching underresourced communities in its funding decisions.

    Timothy Murray, Chair, said from Ithaca that he was “highly impressed by the quality of the humanities projects that cultural organizations have developed amidst the pandemic” and he applauds “the efforts of cultural workers to use the humanities to promote dialogue and connection — even as gathering in person remains a challenge.”

    Grantee organizations will explore a range of topics and themes, from the history of silent film to the community response to the AIDS crisis. Several projects harness the power of storytelling to amplify marginalized voices and promote dialogue. Drawing on its oral history archive, the Coney Island History Project will produce a second season of its popular podcast, Coney Island Stories. Also in New York City, DE-CRUIT will use the works of William Shakespeare to foster conversations between military veterans and civilians.

    Three grant projects aim to increase awareness and understanding of Native American history and culture. The Seneca Nation of Indians will implement a “Cultural Sensitivity Enhancement Project.” Over the course of four presentations, Dr. Joe Stahlman, the director of the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum, will trace the generational trauma that the Seneca have experienced and overcome. In Corning, Seven Generations of Stewards will host the Native Nations Festival. The 2022 festival will have a special focus on Native foodways and nutrition. The Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre, located in the Mid-Hudson region, will host an Indigenous Women’s Voices Summit, celebrating contemporary Indigenous women-identified artists and scholars and sparking dialogue on Indigenous history and leadership through a month of programs and public discussions.

    Highlighting local Black history is the focus of five grants. In the Southern Tier, Corning Painted Post Historical Society will work with Black community leaders to create a new interpretative plan for the 225-year-old Benjamin Patterson Inn. In the Finger Lakes, the Center for Teen Empowerment will develop “Clarissa Uprooted: Intergenerational History Ambassadors Exhibit” to share stories about a once-thriving African-American residential, cultural, and business community in Rochester’s Third Ward.

    View the full list of grants awarded.

    HNY has a demonstrated track record of distributing emergency and recovery support. This special Action Grant round supplements $1.2 million in SHARP operating support that HNY awarded to 120 cultural partners earlier this fall. In 2020, HNY awarded nearly $1 million in CARES grants to 197 organizations across the state.

    By sustaining the cultural sector, these funds bolster New York State’s civic infrastructure and its economy—in 2016, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reported that the arts and culture sector contributed $119.9 billion to New York’s economy, representing 7.8% of the state’s GDP and 466,926 jobs. More recently, the Economic Impact of Coronavirus on the Arts and Culture Sector Survey from Americans for the Arts shows over $338 million in pandemic-related losses to date for New York State.

    “To ensure that recovery funding reaches diverse institutions, HNY prioritizes its resources to smaller organizations,” stated Sara Ogger, Executive Director. “These partners are creative, nimble, and responsive to the needs of their audiences. SHARP funds will help sustain them as they chart a way forward.”

    About Humanities New York:

    Using dialogue, reflection, and critical thinking, Humanities New York applies the humanities to strengthen democratic society. Established in 1975 as the state aliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Humanities New York is a private 501(c)(3) organization that may receive federal, state, and private funding.

    About SHARP: HNY SHARP (Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan) is made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities via the federal American Rescue Plan Act.


  • August 02, 2021 9:55 AM | Steve Bodnar

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The newest grant round of the William G. Pomeroy Foundation’s New York State Historic Marker Grant Program officially opens today, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021.

    The most recognizable of the Pomeroy Foundation’s signature grant programs, https://www.wgpfoundation.org/history/nys-historic-markers/these blue and yellow markers commemorate historic people, places, things or events in New York State between 1740-1921. Grant funding includes the full cost of a marker, pole and shipping.

    This grant round covers the following New York State counties: Columbia, Delaware, Greene, Sullivan, and Ulster (Region 4); Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren, and Washington (Region 5); and Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, and St. Lawrence (Region 6).

    The NYS marker program is open to 501(c)(3) organizations, nonprofit academic institutions, and local, state and federal government entities within New York State.

    Those interested in applying for a marker grant must submit an online Letter of Intent to verify primary sources by Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. Primary source documentation is necessary to support the text on a marker and will be reviewed by professional historians. The Letter of Intent is a requirement in order to be eligible to apply for a marker grant. The application deadline is Monday, Oct. 4, 2021.

    Visit the Pomeroy Foundation’s NYS historic markers webpage to learn more about program guidelines, eligibility and how to apply online: https://www.wgpfoundation.org/history/nys-historic-markers/

    In addition to the NYS marker program, the Pomeroy Foundation offers marker grant programs with themes spanning from folklore to food history. Search, filter and view all of the Foundation’s funded markers and plaques nationwide with its interactive, digital map feature.

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    About the William G. Pomeroy Foundation:

    The William G. Pomeroy Foundation is committed to supporting the celebration and preservation of community history; and to raising awareness, supporting research and improving the quality of care for patients and their families who are facing a blood cancer diagnosis. One of its initiatives is helping people to celebrate their community’s history. The Pomeroy Foundation meets this part of its mission by providing grants to obtain signage in the form of historic roadside markers and plaques. Since 2006, they have funded over 1,400 markers and plaques across the United States, all the way to Alaska. Visit: wgpfoundation.org

  • July 27, 2021 5:21 PM | Christopher Judge

    Visitors to the Education Center can take in dioramas created by Richard Schuster, one of which is of Oyster Bay in May of 1779 when the British Queen's Rangers left town, having cut down the Townsend orchard to build a fort on what is now known as Fort Hill. Hidden among the British was a young enslaved woman named Elizabeth, who is known to have absconded with the British troops when they left that day. Visitors’ experience of the museum will be enhanced by the addition of a new smart phone-based augmented reality app, known as "Digital Tapestry," created under the auspices of The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation. Visitors to the museum's new shop can pick up copies of the museum's historian Claire Bellerjeau's new book, Espionage and Enslavement in the Revolution, as well as hand-painted toy soldiers, tee shirts, and other gifts.

    The Museum was the home of Robert Townsend, a spy for George Washington, and welcomes nearly 10,000 visitors annually, including some 5,000 fourth-graders who come on field trips as part of their studies of the Revolutionary War. The plan to open the entire house to the public had been envisioned as long ago as 1974. The back of the house, once living quarters for Irish servants in the 19th century had been until recently used as offices and collections storage. The project was catalyzed by a 2011 acquisition of the neighboring building, purchased by the Town of Oyster Bay for the Museum's use on condition that the Friends of Raynham Hall, Inc., which operates the property as a museum on behalf of the Town, be responsible for raising any funds necessary for the adaptive re-use of the new education center building.

    For more information, please contact the museum at (516) 922-6808 or visit online at www.raynhamhallmuseum.org.

  • July 09, 2021 10:31 AM | Kristen Matejka

    “What’s Old is New Again” at Southold Historical Museum

    Southold Historical Museum (formerly Southold Historical Society) has reopened with a new name and new logo and invites visitors to come explore its three historical locations filled with artifacts that will bring you back in time.

    A special “What’s Old is New Again” ceremony was held on July 1st to unveil the new direction for the museum. Attendees got a preview of the new sign and logo and were invited to explore the grounds and preview this summer’s new exhibits.

    In the Ann Currie-Bell house, the seasonal exhibit, “The Roaring Twenties: A Decade of Change,” curated by volunteer Lee Cleary, is on display.  This exhibit offers a glimpse into this exciting decade including several overall themes:  prohibition; rum-running; speakeasies; lifestyle and fashion; and women’s suffrage.  The Wash House building features a “Tips from a Colonial Laundry” exhibit. And at the Thomas Moore/Samuel Landon house, the “Enslavement in Southold” exhibit has been reinterpreted to include the narrative of the enslaved people within the story of the house. 

    And, at the nearby Nautical Museum at Horton Point Lighthouse, operated by the Southold Historical Museum, the “Dead Man’s Cove: Shipwrecks off Horton Point Lighthouse” exhibit details the dangers of the perilous waters just off the lighthouse bluff.

    Events this summer include a mini lecture series at Horton Point Lighthouse, Saturdays at 2:00 pm, July 10th, 24th, Aug. 7th, and Aug. 21st. Rain date Sundays. Bring a chair and enjoy the stories of rum-runners, lighthouse keepers, shipwrecks and the animals of Long Island Sound.

    And, the weekend of July 24th and 25th, the Antiques, Arts & Crafts Fair will be held from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Maple Lane Complex.

    Bring your friends and family to discover what life was life a long time ago. At the Maple Lane Complex you’ll find the charming Late Victorian Ann Currie-Bell house, filled with historic detailing. You can take a seat in the quaint one-room Bayview Schoolhouse, and explore what transportation looked like before automobiles in the c. 1700s Reichert Family Barn.  The c. 1750 Thomas Moore/Samuel Landon house reveals what life was like before the Industrial Era, and other buildings on site include a print shop, ice house and a blacksmith shop.

    The museum gift shop and Treasure Exchange are both open at the Prince Building nearby, and admission to the Maple Lane Complex includes entry to the nearby Nautical Museum at Horton Point Lighthouse.

    Maple Lane Complex is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00pm, through September 12th and the Nautical Museum at Horton Point Lighthouse is open Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 to 4:00pm, through September 12th.  Visit the website for hours at the Museum Gift Shop and Treasure Exchange Shop at the historic Prince Building.

    Suggested admission, which includes access to all locations, is $5/adult and $10/family. For more information, visit www.southoldhistorical.org

  • May 05, 2021 10:46 AM | Steve Bodnar

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The William G. Pomeroy Foundation’s Snap That Sign photo-taking campaign is back for a second year and welcomes public participation across New York State for this outdoor, family-friendly activity.

    Snap That Sign is a statewide photo crowdsourcing campaign that asks participants to help put their community “on the map” by taking pictures of historic markers funded by the Pomeroy Foundation. The Pomeroy Foundation’s website has a list of specific historic markers that need to be photographed for Snap That Sign 2021. The photo submission deadline is Monday, May 31.

    Photos selected for publication will be added to individual marker listings on the Pomeroy Foundation’s interactive marker map, and will provide a greater visual context about each marker and its location. All participants will receive a Pomeroy Foundation historic marker pin as a “thank you.”

    “The response last year to the first Snap That Sign campaign was overwhelming and so appreciated,” said Deryn Pomeroy, Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Pomeroy Foundation. “We received hundreds of photos that help bring these historic markers to life for those who visit our marker map from all over the world. We’re excited to see what this year’s Snap That Sign brings.”

    Instructions for participating in Snap That Sign 2021 are as follows:

    1. Browse this list of Pomeroy markers that need to be photographed.
    2. Review the photography guidelines and photo-taking tips to ensure your photos will be eligible.
    3. Email your photos to info@wgpfoundation.orgby Monday, May 31, and share on social media using the hashtag #SnapThatSign

    For complete photography and submission guidelines, visit the Pomeroy Foundation’s Snap That Sign 2021 webpage. Be sure to follow local and New York State COVID-19 guidelines, as well as traffic and parking regulations while you snap that sign.


    # # #

    About the William G. Pomeroy Foundation:
    The William G. Pomeroy Foundation is committed to supporting the celebration and preservation of community history; and to raising awareness, supporting research and improving the quality of care for patients and their families who are facing a blood cancer diagnosis. One of their initiatives is helping people to celebrate their community’s history. They meet this by providing grants to obtain signage in the form of roadside markers and plaques. Since 2006, they have funded over 1,300 markers and plaques across the United States, all the way to Alaska. Visit: 
    wgpfoundation.org

    Twitter: @wgpfoundation
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WGPFoundation
    YouTube: William G. Pomeroy Foundation
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/william-g-pomeroy-foundation

  • April 28, 2021 4:26 PM | Megan Eves (Administrator)

    Roberson Museum and Science Center is pleased to announce the re-opening of Haudenosaunee: People of the Longhouse on April 30. This exhibition has been reworked in collaboration with experts, faithkeepers, and staff members to display the history and culture of The People of the Longhouse.

    “It is Roberson’s honor and privilege to highlight the Haudenosaunee Nation; a culture that continues to thrive in our region,” said Michael Grasso, Executive Director. “Roberson Museum is built adjacent to a significant pre-colonial archaeological site and we have a duty to educate the community about this vibrant history and begin acknowledging the past and the land we occupy.”

    Haudenosaunee: People of the Longhouse offers visitors a walk through of a partial model of a longhouse, an opportunity to listen to how lacrosse sticks are made and watch traditional dances, weave patterns on baskets, or feel the textures of beads, furs, and hides.

    Roberson is excited to bring this exhibition to the Binghamton community, featuring the rich history of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, their impact on this land prior to colonialism and up to their continued stewardship today. We hope to provide further visibility to this sovereign nation and the contributions its people have made to art, science, and history.

    This permanent exhibition will be on view in Roberson’s second-floor gallery starting April 30.

    Haudenosaunee: People of the Longhouse exhibition page: https://www.roberson.org/project/haudenosaunee-people-of-the-longhouse/

    Onondaga Nation website: https://www.onondaganation.org/

    About Roberson Museum and Science Center

    Roberson Museum and Science Center is a cultural hub of activities and events, serving the greater Binghamton community. Our mission remains to engage and educate people of all ages and backgrounds by providing regionally significant exhibitions and programs in art, history, and science.

    Support for this exhibition is provided by the Roger Kresge Foundation, The Harriet Ford Dickenson Fund of the Community Foundation for South Central New York, and the Jill Morgan Packard Donor Advised Fund of The Community Foundation for South Central New York; as well as general operations support grants from, the United Cultural Fund, a program of the Broome County Arts Council; the Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation; the Zoos, Botanical Gardens and Aquariums Program, administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation; and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

    The Haudenosaunee Confederacy is made up of six unique nations. Roberson recognizes it sits on the ancestral homeland of the Onondaga Nation. We extend our respect and gratitude to them as the past, present, and future stewards of this land. Roberson is committed to featuring the contributions this nation and its people have made and continue to make to art, history, and science.


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