Breaking Through Barriers

Historic Richmond Town illuminates the intersection of three ancient Staten Island roads to shed light on those living with Autism Spectrum Disorders in recognition of Autism Awareness Month.

The installation, “Breaking Through Barriers,” was created by renowned local artist Scott LoBaido, and is located within a post and beam structure that represents the site of Staten Island’s First County Courthouse, at the confluence of Arthur Kill, Richmond, and Richmond Hill Roads. The installation includes eight blue figures positioned around the exterior of the structure, in poses that evoke a struggle to break through the invisible barriers. 

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Sarah Hermann
Apprenticeships build real-world skills by learning the Historic Trades and the meaning of American Ingenuity

Historic Richmond Town’s rich array of apprenticeships build real world skills based upon centuries of American ingenuity. The program is a wonderful alternative to the tried and true summer camp. Individualized sessions in small groups accelerate learning as students work with an experienced Artisan to build their skills forging iron, weaving baskets, carving wood, crafting tin, and open-hearth cooking as they create one-of-a-kind, hand crafted items.

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Cheyney McKnight Creates Evening Program Focused on the African American Experience in 19th Century New York.

Historic Richmond Town’s rich array of apprenticeships build real world skills based upon centuries of American ingenuity. The program is a wonderful alternative to the tried and true summer camp. Individualized sessions in small groups accelerate learning as students work with an experienced Artisan to build their skills forging iron, weaving baskets, carving wood, crafting tin, and open-hearth cooking as they create one-of-a-kind, hand crafted items.

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