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Personal Collection Series


Personal Collections Series

In 2017 at the TAUNY Center, we will showcase personal collections from individuals around our region. Each collection has a special connection to the North Country; most of the items were originally produced or utilized here. These collections represent the diversity of interests in our region along with the deep-rooted history of folk culture over the past century or more. Each item holds intrinsic value for these collectors and their families, and we at TAUNY are deeply grateful to be able to display these items for the benefit of the public.

The Personal Collections series is made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, Folk Arts Program, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


Past Personal Collection Series Exhibits

Personal Collection Series: Cookie Cutters from the Collection of the Miller Family

December 2- December 30, 2017

Personal Collection Series:  Fiddles from Rick Streeter of the Adirondack Playboys Band

August 26, 2017 - October 7, 2017


Personal Collection Series: Guideboat Paddles and More from the Collection of Ted Comstock, Saranac Lake

July 8, 2017 - August 19, 2017

Personal Collection Series: Antique Tools from the Backus Family Collection

May 13, 2017 - June 24, 2017

Personal Collection Series: Judy Rexford's Buttons

March 11, 2017 - April 29, 2017


Personal Collection Series: Jerry Lincoln's Decoys

January 14, 2017 - February 25, 2017


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