This presentation describes a graduate studentís experiences planning, researching and creating a local history exhibit as a research assistant to the curator of the John L. Wehle Gallery at the Genesee Country Village and Museum in 2006-07. The gallery was in the planning stages for a exhibit opening in May 2007. The exhibit focused on material culture in 19th century western New York, and examined how technological innovations and changing ideas about nutrition influenced eating habits. Research included collections at Genesee Country Village and Museum, the Rochester Museum and Science Center, Strong National Museum of Play, Rochester Historical Society, U of Rís Rush Rhees Library Rare Books and Manuscripts, and the newspaper archives at the Rochester Public Library. The resulting exhibit, Sweet! Desserts in America, is currently on display and will continue until the end of the 2009 season.
|Presenter:||Tricia Peone (Faculty)|
|Time:||4:30 pm (Session V)|