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TAUNY Presents Program on French Heritage in Blue Mountain Lake, 11/19
November 19, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
On Saturday, November 19 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm Traditional Arts in Upstate New York (TAUNY) invites members of the Blue Mountain Lake community to join us at The Adirondack Museum for a program focusing on French-American Heritage called “Share Your French Heritage! Stories from Quebec.” Local residents with Quebecois and/or French ancestry are invited to share their stories about how their families came to the North Country and how they maintain a connection to their cultural identity. Participants are encouraged to bring photos of family members and homesteads, objects that represent family traditions, and other artifacts and heirlooms that tell the story of their French heritage. In addition to hearing these stories, we’re interested in hearing ideas for future programs and projects that present this heritage to a wide audience. This discussion will be led by TAUNY’s Executive Director, Jill Breit. This is the last program in this series.
The Adirondack Museum is located at 9097 State Route 30 in Blue Mountain Lake, NY.
These events are a part of a series of programs presented by TAUNY taking place at partner organizations throughout the North Country this October and November. The other organizations that hosted this program included The Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) Gallery, The Chateaugay Town Hall Theater (Co-Sponsored by The Chateaugay Memorial Library), The Clayton Opera House, and The Samuel de Champlain History Center.
These programs are a part of a larger French-American heritage research project at TAUNY. The organization has received funding to work with other partners in the region to research Northern New York’s historical connection to Quebec and France and to investigate the ongoing cultural influence of that connection. Partners for the project include Lakes to Locks Passage, Adirondack Museum, and Mountain Lake PBS, as well as artists, scholars, and community members with French-American ancestry. Research activity will be concentrated in St. Lawrence, Franklin, Clinton, Jefferson, Hamilton and Essex Counties. The proximity of New York’s North Country to Quebec, and the migration south that began in the 1830s assured a cultural influence that continues.
Research project activity will include:
Compiling an inventory of existing presentation of French-American culture across the region.
Research in regional archives for historical material connected to the North Country’s connections with Quebec.
Documentation of ongoing cultural practices in music, dance, storytelling and material arts.
Development of a plan for a multi-media presentation of the region’s French-American heritage.
Research will continue through December 2016.
This project is funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.