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Community Voices Case

On the Stove

The Evolution of Cookware Through the 19th, 20th, and 21st Centuries

This exhibit explores how cookware, bakeware, and food preservation items have evolved over the course of the last three centuries in Monroe County. From stoneware and cast iron pans to stainless steel and Fiestaware, this exhibit highlights changes in the many types of food storage and preparation equipment that existed then and now. Curated by Rachel Bayler, Collections Intern.

December 1 to January 29

Deckard Education Room

Monroe County Environmental History Timeline

Long before Monroe County’s founding in 1818, the region underwent environmental changes for thousands of years if not more. Within the last two hundred years, the land around us has experienced blizzards, floods, and a variety of after effects from population growth. Through photographs and images from the permanent collection, see the role the environment has played in the history of Monroe County.

November 12 to June 25



Missed seeing See Her Run? See a few of the women mentioned in See Her Run with this virtual introduction by Hilary Fleck, Collections Manager, and Glenda Murray, County Historian.