Thursday, August 5, 2010
For immediate release
The Catamount People’s Museum
21 West Bridge st
Catskill NY 12414
A handmade People's Museum has been constructed in Catskill, NY in the form of a lounging bobcat using discarded tree branches and cut offs from local mills. The interior of this over-sized Lynx Rufus houses a collection of materials and displays celebrating the people, stories and history of the Catskill Mountains. Content for displays are collected from both historical organizations and the surrounding community. The museum has a unique focus of seamlessly blending the stories, visions and personal collections of residents with the voices of historians. The folk legends, urban myths and favorite, almost forgotten tide bits on display make this new public space a place to soak in what this area is really all about.
Do you have a favorite story your grandfather told you? An old photo of the area that you really like? A memory of a building that once stood? A little known gem from the present people should know about? A reason this area is special to you? A vision for the future? Bring It! Tell It!
Material Collection Day: Saturday, August 14th 2010, noon to 3pm
Come get a sneak peak of the town's newest museum. Bring your stories, ideas, books, xeroxed notes of interest, photos and artifacts to add to the museums growing collection
Opening Celebration: Saturday, September 4th 2010, noon to 6 pm
Sponsors and Support: The project is sponsored by New York Foundation for the Arts(NYFA) and made possible with a grant from the Harpo Foundation. Special Thanks to the Village of Catskill, Catskill Valley Pools, Dimensions North LTD, Tony Fallon's Hardware Store (Cairo) Skip Kelly's Lumber(Cairo), West Side Villa Pizzeria, Box Art Inc, MBZ framing, WGXC Community Radio
For mail in Submissions:
Catamount People’s Museum
Po box 581
Catskill ny 12414