Telling the Full Story: Reinterpreting History in New York

The Jay Heritage Center was honored to be a part of this meaningful collaboration with peer historic sites that are expanding the narratives of landmark properties to include the experiences of all residents, indigenous, enslaved and freed. JHC President Suzanne Clary moderated the panel which discussed the question: How do we get to a place where “telling the full story” is normal instead of novel? In this webinar, the audience heard from leaders of historic sites around the state who are doing the work to bring underrepresented histories to light.  Leaders in that effort include Donnamarie Barnes, Curator and Archivist (Sylvester Manor Educational Farm); Meredith Horsford, Executive Director (Dyckman Farmhouse Museum); Liselle LaFrance, Executive Director (Historic Huguenot Street); Lavada Nahon, Interpreter of African American History (NY State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation).

The program was sponsored by the Preservation League of NY State and the Museum Association of New York.