SCRLC has multiple exhibits that our members are free to borrow for one month at a time. The exhibits are printed on roll-up vinyl panels and include 4, 5 or 8 panels per exhibit. Contact Diane Capalongo for more information.
Immigration in New York State, 1650-1950
New York is an icon of immigration history, but there's much more to it than Ellis Island. We acknowledge that we live on land taken from indigenous people, who were enslaved, indentured, and otherwise subjugated for centuries. Waves of immigrants brought trauma and experienced trauma, all while ultimately working toward the vibrant, diverse New York State we enjoy today. This exhibit begins with the arrival of Dutch settlers and continues through World War II.
The U.S. Census is the only comprehensive or "complete count" of the entire population of our country. "Representative democracy" is the cornerstone on which this nation was founded, and the census is the tool used by the federal government to preserve equal representation. Explore the history of the U.S. Census in this exhibit.
"Two Hundred Years on the Erie Canal" was developed by the Western New York Library Resources Council, with grant funding from Humanities New York, to celebrate the Bicentennial groundbreaking of the Erie Canal in New York State.
Recognizing Women's Right to Vote in New York State
"Recognizing Women's Right to Vote in New York State" celebrates a hundred years of women having the right to vote in New York State, and was also developed with grant support from Humanities New York by the South Central Regional Library Council. The traveling exhibit explores different aspects of the Women's Suffrage movement in New York, from pre-colonial times until the New York State referendum in 1917 and the 19th Amendment in 1920.
The Hurricane Agnes Flood of 1972 in South Central New York State
In June of 1972, New York and Pennsylvania suffered fifty consecutive hours of rainfall from Hurricane Agnes, causing rivers and creeks to swell far beyond their banks and flood the nearby communities. This was the most destructive flooding in New York history to date and the most expensive natural disaster in American history. This exhibit explores the events and the aftermath of the flood of 1972, through the eyes of the people who lived through it.
Edith B. Ford Memorial Library in Ovid, New York, received an IMLS grant in 2019 for their Cayuga-Seneca Lakes Agriculture and Craft Beverage Memory Project. The library's archivist interviewed dozens of winery, breweries, and distilleries in the Finger Lakes region. Those oral histories can be found on New York Heritage. The archivist also created a 12 panel exhibit of pop-up vinyl banners. The library is allowing other libraries to borrow 8 of the exhibit panels through SCRLC, in the same way SCRLC handles other circulating exhibits.