For many years Cornell students have collaborated with the Friends of Robert H. Treman State Park to excavate and conduct engaged research on the 19th century hamlet of Enfield Falls. With this grant, students are producing a site report and a collection catalog that highlights the research, makes the 40,000 cataloged artifacts available for research by Enfield Falls descendants and creates a model for engaged partnerships between state parks and universities. The report is especially relevant for the Park’s Centennial in 2020 as it highlights Henrietta Wickham, a businesswoman and designer who created the site, ran the resort hotel, promoted Enfield Falls as a tourist destination and inspired later generations to save the site as a state park.
- Sherene Baugher, Department of Landscape Architecture
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
- Community partner: Friends of Robert H. Treman State Park
Bringing a wide range of community-engaged learning initiatives to life