“It is something that sort of resonates with a lot of people,” said Falk, who said that many attendees either grew up on or had grandparents who owned farms. “There is this sort of a sense of nostalgia.”
As for what’s next for Falk, she has written an article for an exhibit that will be opening this year at the American Folk Art Museum in New York City. The exhibit is entitled “A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America,” and will be opening on Dec. 16.
Asked about future research ideas, Falk said that she is interested in looking at the material culture of a group of German immigrants who came to New York around 1810, as well as the life of John Christopher Hartwick, who founded the town of Hartwick and Hartwick College.