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Scholars Day 2008, Wednesday, April 9

Cataloging and Evaluating Exhibits: Industry in Seneca Falls

Participating in internships and independent study allows students to try an out of the classroom hands-on form of learning. Experience working in a museum provides history majors interested in museum science a fundamental understanding of how museums across the United States operate, organize exhibits, interact with other city agencies and guide tourists. This presentation explores undergraduate Timothy Suffredini’s experiences working at the Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry in the summer of 2007. Tim catalogued and evaluated all the exhibits on display for a New York State survey. In the process he also learned a great deal about Seneca Falls’ rich industrial past (the city produced a variety of products such as water pumps, fire engines, and rulers) during the period of the 19th century.

Presenter: Timothy Suffredini (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: History
Location: 217 Hartwell
Time: 4:15 pm (Session V)