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Remembering Punishment and Protection in Hudson, NY

A panel and pop-up exhibit by Prison Public Memory Project


 Prison Public Memory Project in Hudson, NY

At Incarcerating Girls and Women: Research, Public Memory, and Narratives, a national symposium sponsored by School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany-SUNY in Albany, NY

The event is free and open to the public.

 New York State Training School for Girls, Hudson NY

On Friday, April 6th, beginning at 12:30 pm, Prison Public Memory Project will pop-up an exhibit about the prison in Hudson, NY and the lives it affected at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Albany, on Washington Avenue in Albany, NY.  The exhibit will be on view before, during, and after the symposium sessions that will occur in this location on that day.

The pop-up exhibit will feature primary source historical material from the House of Refuge for Women (1887 - 1904) and NYS Training School for Girls (1904 - 1975) and creative responses to this material by Hudson, NY High School students who participated in a 5-month workshop examining the history of the prison in their backyard. There will also be a work-in-progress art and writing project with a former resident of the NYS Training School for Girls interpreting her experience there in the 1960’s/70’s. 

 Pop-Up Museum in Hudson, NY

On Saturday, April 7th, beginning at 9:30 am, at Husted Hall Amphitheater (106A), UAlbany Downtown Campus, join us for a panel and conversation providing a brief overview of the work of Prison Public Memory Project in Hudson, NY; a short, illustrated history (1887 – 1975) of the House of Refuge for Women and NYS Training School for Girls; and an examination of life at the Hudson Training School, once the largest detention center for girls in the country, from the perspective of a former resident.  

 Girl in solitary confinement, Hudson NY

The pop-up exhibit will also be available for viewing on Saturday before, during and after symposium sessions at Husted Hall.

The exhibit and the panel are made possible by the contributions and inspirations of the Hudson, NY Advisory Committee to the Prison Public Memory Project, including Karen Davis, Peter Tenerowicz and Emily Chameides and by the Hudson Area Library, Hudson High School, teacher/writer Gail Wheeler, digital media consultant Brian Buckley, artist/educator Maureen McNeil, and former Training School residents Luz Minerva Muniz and Jennifer Vinson.

Click on the link below for more information on the national symposium and the full schedule of presenters, panels and other activities.

Incarcerating Girls and Women: Research, Public Memory, and Narratives https://www.albany.edu/justiceinstitute/JM21Symposium.php