The Old Stone Fort Museum has announced that their 2019 community program “We Were There: Schoharie County and the 9/11 Response” will be awarded the Engaging Communities Award as part of the Museum Association of New York’s (MANY) 2020 conference “The Power of Partnership.”
MANY’s Engaging Communities Award recognizes an institution that employs creative methods to engage the community and build new audiences.
Held on a Saturday this September, the “We Were There: Schoharie County and the 9/11 Response” at the Schoharie Fire Department brought together representatives from a wide range of local and state agencies who had responded on and after September 11, 2001 for a panel discussion.
The event also featured video segments, personal photos and numerous artifacts, on-loan from private collections and the collections of the New York State Museum.
Prior to the event, each panel participant shared their stories with local videographer Dennis Shaw and selections from those interviews will join the archives at the Schoharie County Historical Society and the New York State Museum.
The Award Ceremony will take place at 8 am on Monday, March 20, 2020 at the Hilton Albany, Albany. For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (518) 273-3400.