Traditional Arts in Upstate New York. Traditional Arts of Upstate New York
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Canton, NY 13617
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Stay tuned for our major exhibits next year!


2021 Folk Art From the Crandall Library Collection


2021 North Country Living Traditions Awards Digital Exhibition and Display


2021 Personal Collection Exhibit

TAUNY's Open Call for Personal Collections


Do you or does someone you know have a collection related to folk art and/or traditional life in the North Country? We’d like to hear about it! In 2021, we’ll showcase collections from around our region in a revival of our popular Personal Collections Series. Contact TAUNY Executive Director Jill Breit,, 315-386-4289.





“Every Single Day: Life on North Country Dairy Farms” Exhibit Highlights Display                      

Opening Delayed


Selections from TAUNY’s 2014 exhibition “Every Single Day: Life on North Country Dairy Farms” will be on display in the upstairs gallery November 14 - December 24 (Opening delayed). The original documentation for this exhibition was funded by an Archie Green Fellowship, awarded by the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. We are gladly revisiting these exhibit materials now to celebrate the news that this occupational folklife project collection is now fully available online in the American Folklife Center’s Archie Green Community Documentation Collection, housed in the Library of Congress. Click here for more information about this project.


For the 2014 exhibition, research and documentation for the exhibit were carried out by TAUNY staff. Program director Hannah Harvester and fellow folklorists Jill Breit (TAUNY executive director) and Varick Chittenden (special projects director) interviewed 40 farmers, family members, employees, and others in St. Lawrence, Lewis, Franklin, and Jefferson counties. Farms ranged in size from herds of 35 to 1,200 milking cows.

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