By Hayley Arlin, Colgate 2018
Realities of Resettlement explores refugee integration into urban life in Utica. The resettlement and integration of refugees affect the social, political, and economic fabric of the Mohawk Valley. This exhibit offers an opportunity to learn from the city’s challenging and successful resettlement experiences in order to serve as a model for similar communities elsewhere. Policy implementation and the process of resettlement are not easily accomplished, but Utica is a town that continues to persist through it. Taking time to learn about the refugee integration process is an act of friendship and commitment to uphold the rights of these vulnerable peoples.
This exhibit was researched and curated by Colgate University Upstate Institute Summer Field School Fellow Hayley Arlin. Exhibits are located in the center’s main gallery and are open Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Admission is free. Donations are encouraged.
The Oneida County History Center, formerly the Oneida County Historical Society, is a private 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational institution and is dedicated to preserving the history and promoting the culture of the Greater Mohawk Valley. Admission to the main gallery is free for the general public; donations are encouraged. Please contact the center at 315-735-3642 or visit the OCHC website (www.oneidacountyhistory.org) or Facebook.com page for additional information.