The Cooperstown Graduate Association is pleased to announce its conference Heritage: Past, Present, and Future to take place in Cooperstown, New York, October 3 and 4. Friday’s schedule will include workshops on oral history, historic districts, and new technology available to museums, as well as tours of the collections of the New York State Historical Association and The Farmers’ Museum.
Friday evening, a free public lecture by Rachel Bliven of the Mohawk Valley Heritage Corridor Commission will address heritage tourism—what it is, who is involved, and how to plan for it. Saturday’s conference program will feature ten speakers. The morning session will begin with a look back at the life of Louis C. Jones, a pioneer in heritage preservation and interpretation. In the afternoon, conference participants will get a peek at heritage programs at other regional institutions. Looking toward the future, presenters will explore the use of documentary film, lasers and ground-penetrating radar, and the web-based Quilt Index to make the past more understandable and accessible to a broader audience.
Conference participants will also have the opportunity to see the new exhibit Through the Eyes of Others: African Americans and Identity in American Art (curated by Cooperstown Graduate Program director Gretchen Sorin) at the Fenimore Art Museum, the newly opened More and Dimmick houses at The Farmers’ Museum, and the exhibit Three Eyes on the Past: The Legacy of Dr. Louis C. Jones at the NYSHA research library. For more information, contact Cindy Falk or Cathy Raddatz at the Cooperstown Graduate Program at 607-547-2586 or by email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. A complete schedule and registration information is available at:
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