The Memory Project: Part 1

  • March 3, 2021 - May 29, 2021
  • Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • 203 Genesee Street
  • Auburn, NY 13021
  • P: (315) 253-8051

Part 1: Processing the Past: Photography as Cultural Memory (March 3-May 29)

Processing the Past explores the ways that photographs shape our memory. When photography was invented in the 19th century, it revolutionized memory. Beforehand, the capturing of images was reliant on highly skilled painters and literary or oral descriptions from person to person. For the first time, people could see a moment in time captured perfectly!

When you visit Processing the Past, you will be immersed in historic images of Auburn, and we mean this literally! As you view these captured moments from the past, the images will be brought to life with exhibit objects that will walk you through what you would see or experience in these historic spaces. Perhaps you will remember one of these objects, or remember when one of these buildings still existed in downtown Auburn. What do you remember about that building? Who were you with when you purchased that item? These are some of the questions you will ask as you process these captured moments of the past.

The Memory Project: Part 1
  • 203 Genesee Street
  • Auburn, NY 13021
  • March 3, 2021 - May 29, 2021
  • Cayuga Museum of History and Art
  • $10 – General Admission $8 – Seniors & Military $5 – Students (with valid ID) Free – Children 12 and under
  • Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

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