The Roseboom Historical Association will hold its opening meeting and first program of the 2019 season at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at the association’s home building, the former Baptist Church on state Route 165 in the Roseboom.
This event will feature the unveiling of the association’s exhibit, “I Remember Roseboom: The enduring culture of a tightly-knit community through shared memory,” that has been developed in collaboration with the Cooperstown Graduate Program in Museum Studies. Graduate students Jen Vos and Brittany Boettcher have brought together photographs and artifacts from the association’s collection as well as excerpts from oral histories of a number of Roseboom senior residents that were recorded last fall.
The exhibit will take the association into the world of virtual reality, because once it is presented on May 8, it will then be available online where it can be viewed by people from anywhere in the world, according to a media release. It is set up so that it can be easily expanded upon in the future to include more photographs, videos and narratives from the archives or from people who have materials that they are willing to share. Its interactive dimension will allow viewers who have a personal connection to or an interest in Roseboom to post materials, ask questions or share stories.