Mining in the Adirondacks

September 1st, 2010 - February 29th, 2012 | PROJECT

The Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake, New York will develop Mining in the Adirondacks, a multi-faceted project that will include a 29,000 square foot permanent exhibit, an interactive web site module, curriculum development, and public programming. The exhibition will feature approximately 300 objects from the Adirondack Museum collection, including a tuyere plate, miners’ safety gear, picks and drills, historic photographs, an ore cart, maps, iron pigs, garnet jewelry, household items and audio recordings. A mining tunnel, open pit and mine village landscape will be incorporated to provide an immersive experience for visitors. The Mining in the Adirondacks project seeks to interpret the history of mining in the Adirondack wilderness grounded in current scholarship, best museum practice, visitor studies research, and understanding of varied learning styles. Four humanities scholars will work with museum staff.

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Laura Rice, Principal Investigator, Adirondack Museum


Funding Source: NEH
Award Number: GE-50279-10
Funding Amount: 40000


Audience: Educators | Teachers | General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals | Undergraduate | Graduate Students
Discipline: Geoscience and geography | History | policy | law | Technology
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits