Hartwick’s Yager Museum Offers Housing Exhibit

October 6, 2010

Hartwick College's Yager Museum of Art & Culture is now showing an exhibition titled "From Center Hall to Cob House: The History of Student Housing at Hartwick College." An opening for the exhibition will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 16 at the Museum on the College campus.

Hartwick College Archivist Rebekah Ambrose-Dalton is the curator of the exhibition, which features select photos of on- and off-campus housing and candid shots of students at work and play in dorms, residences, and fraternity/sorority houses. Architectural drawings document the evolving vision of the College, and signs from Oneonta residences housing students also are on display.

Rule books from various eras also shed light on student life and the administration's expectations of students on and off campus. Visitors can flip through samples of the books and look through a visual history of the complex story of fraternity and sorority houses in Oneonta. The exhibition concludes with images of the newly completed Cob House residence at Hartwick's Pine Lake Environmental Campus.

Alumni and current students are invited to add to this story by completing an online survey. The Museum's summer students--Stephanie Cadwell '12, Kelly Holman '12, Maxwell Madzar '11, and Ben Wronkoski '11--developed the survey about student life behind the scenes. The questionnaire can be found at

The exhibition will be shown until December 16, 2010. The Yager Museum of Art & Culture and Museum Shop are open between noon and 4:30 Tuesday through Saturday. More information about events and exhibitions can be found by calling 607-431-4480 or visiting

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes a uniquely experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

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