class blogs & websites
Students in the Identity and Activism course write posts for the Class, Race, and Gender blog. Each week, posts reflect on a different topic such as Native American sovereignty, police and the Black community, Immigrant narratives, and much more.
For over 50 years, the Cooperstown Graduate Program has been collecting and archiving oral histories from residents of Cooperstown and the surrounding areas. Many of these oral histories can be found on the CGP Community Stories website.
First year students in the Introduction to Museums class share their ideas on readings and museums on the Museum Matters Blog. Museum Matters focuses on the museum field along with ethical and topical issues that arise when working in a museum.
CGP Artifact is the blog of the Material Culture classes. Students write posts that contextualize and analyze objects from museum collections. In their posts, students share personal and societal stories as told through the objects of a culture.
projects by students
Student Kimberly McCleary created this online exhibition as a project in African American Art class. The exhibit "explores colorism in visual culture, through traditional art media, film, and advertisements by channeling the issue through a historical lens."
In the fall of 2016, nine CGP students and three faculty members spent a week working with the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum in the Upper Manhattan neighborhood of Inwood. The program aimed to connect the museum more closely with its primarily Dominican community. Students led a photography walk with teens, installed raised beds, and hosted a program for people in the community.
The Designing for Accessibility class looked at the Village of Cooperstown as a case study to learn more about physical accessibility and legal requirements in a real world context. Students analyzed and recorded sites in the town that could be made more accessible and created and presented a report of their findings to the Village.