Traveling Exhibits

The Network offers traveling exhibits to members and member affiliates.

Each exhibit may be reserved for 2-4 weeks at a time (pending availability) and consists of retractable stand posters for display as well as complimentary, detailed online exhibitions.

See below for current offerings and click the link to reserve an exhibit.

Erie Canal Bicentennial Exhibit

“Two Hundred Years on the Erie Canal” was developed by the Western New York Library Resources Council, with grant funding from Humanities New York, to celebrate the Bicentennial groundbreaking of the Erie Canal in New York State.

The physical exhibit consists of four retractable banners, each measuring 3 feet wide by 6 feet tall.

View the online exhibit here.

Immigration in New York Exhibit

Immigrants built a vibrant, diverse, and modern New York State. However, the arrival of European immigrants was also incredibly disruptive. Our history bears those imprints, as well as many more positive outcomes. Immigrants have come to New York for many reasons: to escape persecution, to improve their economic outlook, and to build new lives. This exhibit focuses on historic immigration to New York State from 1650 to 1950. Our story begins with the arrival of Dutch settlers and continues through the end of the World Wars.

This exhibition was curated by David Hochfelder (SUNY University at Albany) and Karen Pastorello (SUNY Tompkins Cortland Community College), with project management and additional contributions from Julia Corrice (Cornell University), Claire Lovell (SCRLC), Ryan Perry (CLRC), Nicole Menchise (LILRC), and Heidi Ziemer (WNYLRC).

The physical exhibit consists of four retractable banners, each measuring 33 inches wide by 7 feet tall.

The exhibit also has a complementary, detailed online exhibition available at https://nyheritage.org/exhibits.

Recognizing Women’s Right to Vote in New York State Exhibit

“Recognizing Women’s Right to Vote in New York State” celebrates a hundred years of women having the right to vote in New York State. This exhibit was developed by the South Central Regional Library Council, with grant support from Humanities New York. The traveling exhibit explores different aspects of the Women’s Suffrage movement in New York, from pre-colonial times until the New York State referendum in 1917 and the 19th Amendment in 1920.

The exhibit consists of five retractable banners, each measuring 3 feet wide by 6 feet tall.

The online exhibit for “Recognizing Women’s Right to Vote in New York State” is available at nyheritage.org/suffrage.

Image from Erie Canal Exhibit

Immigration in New York Physical Exhibit

Recognizing Women’s Right to Vote in New York State Exhibit Poster
(1 panel out of 5)