Our Rural Community: Central New York in Words and Photographs
May 9, 2012
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The Farmers’ Museum is celebrating the upcoming publication of Barns of New York: Rural Architecture of the Empire State by Dr. Cynthia Falk, a cooperative venture between The Farmers’ Museum and Cornell University Press. Join us for a series of lectures that showcases some of the resources and academic work on farming.
May 9, 2012
Cooperstown is the home of two substantial resources on farming and rural life in New York State. This presentation will share old and new stories from oral histories, as well as photographs that have been rarely seen and are now available online. The Cooperstown Graduate Program’s CGP Community Stories is an online archive of local oral histories. Plowline: Images of Rural New York, The Farmers’ Museum’s collecting initiative for photography, documents changes in agricultural practice, rural life and farming families in New York State from the 19th century through the present. Learn more about these resources from the people responsible for making them available to the public.
William S. Walker is Assistant Professor of History at the Cooperstown Graduate Program. Erin Richardson is Director of Collections for the New York State Historical Association and The Farmers’ Museum.