Due to the popularity of our last exhibit AND with our new push to create exhibits of interest to our younger residents, we are re-designing last years “Our Village…Peddlers to Boutiques” into a new exhibit for this summer called “Westhampton – Then and Now”. This new exhibit will feature village businesses and show how and WHY they changed through the years. The focus will be on science and technology advancements and how business owners interest in these new ideas changed the village. The exhibit will display new artifacts and photos along with some seen in the past. So come back and enjoy learning more about your village.
We are delighted to have working with us a new volunteer, Samantha Clink, who is a museum professional. She received her Master of Arts from The Cooperstown Graduate Program – creating a museum exhibit on the Beatles for her senior thesis! Samantha has worked at The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, The Fenimore Art Museum, and Herkimer Historic House. She currently works three days a week as Development Associate at the Historic House Trust of NYC, as well as working as script writer for Erie County Historical Society. We are so please that she has found time to work with us developing this new exhibit using Common CORE and STEM principals which are now part of our school curriculums.
Along with inviting local schools to bring classrooms to visit and learn, we are inviting all attendees of the “Reunion of the Century” scheduled for later this year, to come and walk down memory lane with us.
OF SPECIAL NOTE – We are planning a special Memory Booth for this exhibit. The Memory Booth will allow visitors an easy way record their memories of the area and personal anecdotes, so these gems are preserved for future generations. Keep checking back for further details!
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