Celebrating 200 Years: North Troy Community Network – North Troy People’s History Museum Event

Date(s) - Saturday 11/19/2016
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

North Troy Community Network – North Troy People’s History Museum Event

Join us for tours of the North Troy Peoples’ History Museum, an exhibit which explores of evolution of Troy through the history of families in the neighborhood. Then, enjoy a reception hosted by the North Troy Community Network, and a community conversation about reclaiming our history!

Check out the full day’s schedule below:


10am – 2pm North Troy Peoples’ History Museum: Unraveling A Peoples’ History of The Collar City, 3334 6th Ave. with artist Brenda Ann Kenneally and representatives from North Troy Community Network

Come explore this exhibit of collected materials, featuring a timeline beginning with Hudson Valley Mastadons through Industrial Troy’s Golden Age, all the way to today’s stories of violence and economic vulnerability, despair, and hope.

The exhibit is housed in the former site of Kenneally’s documentation for her award-winning Upstate Girls project. After the family Keneally was documentating was forced to leave, the buidling was left vacant and fell into disrepair. Last year the Sanctuary bought the building at bank auction.

This intersection of personal and political will set the tone for the partnership between Kenneally, The Sanctuary For Independent Media, North Troy Community Network, and North Troy neighbors that have become active participants in the preservation of their own histories.

+ for an extra treat, stroll up the hill for ja uxtaposition of the wealthy and working class:

10am – 2pm Titus Eddy Mansion Tour, Housing by the Troy Housing Authority

2:00-2:30 Reception 

After your North Central tours, please join us at The Sanctuary for a reception hosted by the North Troy Community Network, and engage in the dialgoue for reclaiming our history!

2:30- 3:30 A Community Conversation

“Celebrating 200 Years: Reclaiming Our North Troy History”

4:00-6:00 Art and Participatory Workshop wtih artist Brenda Ann Kenneally

Covers the theory and practice behind the process of Kenneally’s work. Bring a scrapbook, things to decorate, if you want to get started with your own personal history!


Troy neighborhoods are getting creative this fall to help celebrate 200 years of Collar City history with assistance from the city’s Bicentennial Neighborhood Grant program. Mayor Patrick Madden today announced details of the eight selected projects and events which aim to highlight how Troy’s many unique neighborhoods connect to the Bicentennial.
“Troy is incredibly lucky to have such a rich and diverse array of community groups dedicated to celebrating our city’s collective history,” said Mayor Patrick Madden. “Each of these special neighborhood-driven Bicentennial events will serve as another opportunity to promote Troy as a cultural destination while commemorating our city’s 200th birthday throughout the remainder of 2016 and beyond.”
“In reviewing the various grant applications it became very clear that Troy’s many neighborhoods have their own stories of rich heritage and history worthy of sharing,” said Cheryl Kennedy, Troy Economic Development Coordinator. “We are very excited to support our neighborhoods as they explore our shared past and future and celebrate this historic occasion of Troy’s Bicentennial year.”


Neighbors engaging neighbors. The North Troy Community Network (Troy, NY) seeks to create a strong voice for its residents, continuing a long, proud tradition of grass roots activism and hard work towards the betterment of our community. NTCN is the place for all of us to work together to build a commanding presence and make certain we have say in Troy’s future

We gladly accept donations to keep the lights on.

This project is supported in part by an award for “Urban Art Reclamations: Our Upper Hudson Heritage” from the National Endowment for the Arts Art Works.