Friday, January 7, 2011

NYCH Grant for $2,500 for Irish Exhibit Planning

NYCH Grant for $2,500 for Irish
Exhibit Planning

We are proud to announce that we have received a New York Council for the Humanities mini-grant for $2,500 to help pay for the planning costs for our upcoming Irish exhibit. The money will be used to help pay for Aine Leader-Nagy to continue on as our Lead Researcher for the exhibit. Her main tasks will be compiling the research, script development and assisting with the writing and editing of the exhibit script. As part of the script development we continue to collect information, oral histories, historic photographs and objects that will be used to help illustrate the lives of Waterford’s Irish community.
Our research phase for this project began in May of 2010 and will continue through the Fall. So far, a majority of the work has been done by Aaron Robinson. Aaron, currently a student in the UAlbany Public History Graduate Program, served as a full-time intern this past summer and will continue to volunteer to help see the project through to completion. He has been a tremendous help and has done an excellent job!

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