Monday, September 13, 2021
10 AM – 4 PM
Buffalo Museum of Science
1020 Humboldt Pkway, Buffalo, NY 14211
MANY Members $25
Registration includes lunch and museum admission.
Schedule is subject to change. Forum is limited to 30 people. Advance registration required.
10 - 10:15 AM
10:15 - 11:30 AM
Museums and Universities in Partnership
Becky Wehle, President & CEO, Genesee Country Village & Museum
Juilee Decker, PhD, Associate Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology
Peter Wisbey, Curator of Collections, Genesee Country Village & Museum
Genesee Country Village & Museum and Rochester Institute of Technology might seem like an unlikely pairing, but they have forged a mutually beneficial partnership that encourages collaboration to develop tangible skills and undertake projects that have scholarly research and long-term benefits. Learn more about this unique partnership from faculty, staff, and students involved.
11:30 AM - 12 PM
MANY Update: Advocacy & Programs with Erika Sanger
12 - 1 PM
Lunch and time to visit the Buffalo Museum of Science
1- 2:30 PM
"Our Whole History" Initiative
Lavada Nahon, Interpreter of African American History for the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation
In 2021, Governor Cuomo charged the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation/Bureau of Historic Sites with crafting the ‘Our Whole History’ initiative to create and share a more balanced history of our state where all are present. In this presentation Lavada Nahon, Interpreter of African American History at NYSOPRHP/BHS will explore what it means to reinterpret history on a statewide scale to be more diverse, equitable, and inclusive as well as the triumphs, trials, lessons, and next steps on a path to create a more complete and accurate narrative for New York’s 34 historic sites, and 126 parks.
2:30 - 2:45 PM
2:45 - 4 PM
The Erie Canal, Museum Partners, and Audience Engagement
William Sweitzer, Director of Marketing, NYS Canal Corporation
David Brooks, Education Director, Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
MANY's COVID-19 Safety Policy for In-Person Events
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