Resolution J1094-2013

Commending the Rensselaer County Historical Society upon the occasion of receiving an Award of Merit from Museumwise: The Museum Association of New York

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  • Apr 17, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 17, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Apr 3, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending the Rensselaer County Historical Soci-
ety  upon  the  occasion of receiving an Award of Merit from Museumwise:
The Museum Association of New York

WHEREAS, It is the sense of  this  Legislative  Body  to  recognize  the
efforts  of  those organizations that seek to illuminate historical time
periods, places and events within the State  of  New  York  and,  in  so
doing,  help to ensure that the complete history of our State and Nation
is preserved, to be shared with present and future generations of  citi-
zens; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant  to  such  concern,  and in keeping with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is proud to commend the Rens-
selaer County Historical Society upon the occasion of receiving an Award
of Merit from Museumwise: The Museum Association of New York (MANY),  to
be  presented  at its annual Museums in Conversation conference luncheon
in Syracuse, New York, on Monday, April 15, 2013; and
  WHEREAS, Museumwise gives out awards annually to projects ranging from
exhibitions to educational programs, in order to  recognize  outstanding
work  in  the museum and history community, reward staff and volunteers,
and to encourage the development of new and innovative projects; and
  WHEREAS, The Award of Merit, Museumwise's highest honor, is  given  to
institutions   or   individuals  whose  projects  represent  exceptional
contributions to the field and overall innovation and excellence; and
  WHEREAS, The Rensselaer County Historical Society is being honored for
last year's public program, Revolution  on  the  Runway,  a  multi-media
event  that  featured  10 clothing examples representative of a 100 year
time span  (1860-1960),  and  explored  the  question  of  how  clothing
contributes to conforming or rebelling against societal norms; and
  WHEREAS,  The Rensselaer County Historical Society worked closely with
four Russell Sage College students to create this  exceptional  program,
which  was  held  on March 16, 2012, at Bush Memorial Hall, Russell Sage
College in Troy, New York; and
  WHEREAS, The quality and character of our great Empire State is great-
ly enhanced by institutions that engage communities in  the  exploration
of  New  York's  history and culture, instilling in them a deep appreci-
ation for the richness and breadth of our cultural heritage; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is pleased to have this opportunity  to
express  its  highest  admiration  for  the Rensselaer County Historical
Society, and for all of the individuals who have worked to bring  proper
attention  to  a  place  and  time which merits recognition in the grand
panorama of the history of our State and Nation; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commend  the  Rensselaer  County Historical Society upon the occasion of
receiving an Award of Merit from Museumwise: The Museum  Association  of
New York; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Rensselaer Historical Society.

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