An exhibition about the community found within the backstretch of the thoroughbred racetracks in New York and elsewhere in the nation.
Based upon research by NYFS Executive Director, Ellen McHale, through an Archie Green Fellowship in Occupational Folklore from the Library of Congress.
August - December 2014
The Folklife Center of Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls, NY
Flushing Town Hall, Queens, NY
July - November, 2015
Traditional Arts of Upstate NY, Canton, NY
READ the Press on the Exhibit:
Queens Tribune: “Exhibit Shows Track Life Ahead Of Belmont” (June 4, 2015)
Brownstoner Queens: “Flushing Town Hall Shines Light on Racetrack Backstretches” (May 29, 2015)
Jackson Heights Life: “Stable Views: Life in the Backstretch of the Thoroughbred Racetrack” (June 2, 2015)
Culture Craver: “Stable Views: Life in the Backstretch of the Thoroughbred Racetrack”
Queens Gazette: “It’s In Queens” (June 3, 2015)
Support for this exhibition is provided by the America Works! program of the Folklife Center of the Library of Congress, the Alfred Z Solomon Trust, and the New York Council for the Humanities.