Friday, April 8, 2016

New Directions: Graduate Folklore Students Explore the O'Brien Farm Heritage Site

New Directions: Graduate Folklore Students  Explore the O'Brien Farm Heritage Site

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 7:30 PM
Room 1014, Education Building, Memorial University
Parking available in Lot 18

Join us to learn about exciting projects involving the rich traditions of the O'Brien farm and family. Under the direction of Dr. Gerald Pocius, eight folklore students have been working in their course, "Museums: Perspectives and Practices" on a series of projects to help interpret and develop the O'Brien Farm Heritage Site. Find out about:

· Architectural history of St. John's summer cottages
· Interpretive plan for the Thimble Cottage parlour
· Launch of a digital archive site
· Collections Policy
· Drawings from the O’Brien farm
· Creation of a walking tour app for the farm meadows and gardens

The O'Brien Farm has plans to interpret Irish-Newfoundland agricultural history, culture, settlement, and the O'Brien family, through active learning and today's lens of sustainability. 

Presented by the Department of Folklore of Memorial University and the O'Brien Farm Foundation Interpretation Committee.


Thimble Cottage at the O'Brien Farm was designated a Registered Heritage Structure by the Heritage Foundation of NL in 1992. 

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