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Pop-Up Museum: Promenade Hill

  • Promenade Hill 1 Warren St Hudson, NY, 12534 United States (map)
 New York prison history pop-up museum

Conceived by Tobi Jacobi and Ed Lessor, visiting scholars from Colorado examining the Training School’s “hidden history,” this pop-up invites the community to explore the lives of some of the residents at the Girls Training School during the 1920s and 1930s. Participants can interact with historical artifacts such as photographs, letters, and institutional records on three tables in a hands-on museum-like setting. 

Visitors can also engage with the Training School's history in a variety of interactive drawing and writing activities led by Prison Public Memory Project staff and volunteers and can tell and listen to others’ stories. Community members are invited to bring any of their own photos, documents and other artifacts relating to the Training School or to the people who lived or worked there for temporary display on the museum tables. For those who wish to have a portrait taken with their artifact, a photographer will be available.

Cold drinks and cookies will be served each day as long they last.  This is a FREE event.  

 Students at a pop-up museum
 Art and memory at prison pop-up museum