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Upstate Girls: Book Signing & 1-Day Exhibit w/ Brenda Kenneally - RESCHEDULED

  • Rensselaer County Historical Society 57 2nd Street Troy, NY 12180 USA (map)
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Join us for a book signing and special one-day exhibit based on the new book, 'Upstate Girls, Unraveling Collar City' by documentarian Brenda Kenneally. Ms. Kenneally worked with RCHS staff as part of this project looking for a connection to past lives as she examined and revealed present day lives in a part of Troy that often is overlooked. Her amazing photographs, careful research and caring, non-judgmental approach to lives not often documented provide the reader/viewer with an important glimpse into a little known part of Troy and its community. As noted in the recent review by Amy Biancolli in the Times Union, (https://www.timesunion.com/living/article/Book-Upstate-Girls-portray-lives-of-challenge-13228754.php#photo-16166025) the book “tells a story of plain and complicated humanity, offering a frank lens on the lived reality of people barely making a go of it in a gritty urban patch of upstate…the book offers a window into the everyday battles of work, love and life where money is scarce and hardship is everywhere.”