Edith B Ford Memorial Library
Log Number: APP-246121-OLS-20
The Edith Memorial Library will document and disseminate the agricultural history of the craft beverage industry in the Finger Lakes region of New York to document how the industry emerged and transformed Seneca and Schuyler County. The project will chronicle the legislative, economic, and agricultural history through personal narratives and community storytelling to document the important role of the industry plays in the community. Interviews, roundtable discussions, exhibitions, and podcasts will be used to capture and engage the community in the 40+ year history of this growing industry. Oral histories and related ephemera will be made accessible via New York Heritage, a state archival portal.