NY reviewing Attica riot artifacts

Created: 05/21/2014 4:04 PM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

New York officials are reviewing more than 2,000 artifacts collected after the 1971 Attica prison riot for possible inclusion in the State Museum collection or return to survivors and their families.
Museum director Mark Schaming says "remarkable and historic" artifacts arrived in boxes and barrels in 2010 from State Police storage and a detailed inventory is underway.
Items range from bloody clothing to letters and makeshift weapons.
If they find something that belonged to an individual, a guard or inmate, Schaming says they will try to make contact and see about returning it.
Other items, once processed, will be added to the collection.
Schaming hopes to mount a future exhibit, which usually takes about two years of planning, with objects researched and interviews done with people who were there.

News10NBC/WHEC-TV welcomes your opinion and interaction on our website, but please remember to keep it clean. If you're advertising for another business, being profane, vulgar or slanderous your post will be deleted. By commenting on this website, you agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Use. Comments are not pre-screened before they posted.

Winter Weather Advisory

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Chenango; Cortland; Delaware; Madison; Northern Oneida; Onondaga; Otsego; Seneca; Southern Cayuga; Southern Oneida
Expires: 3/4/2015 7:00 AM

Winter Weather Advisory

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Chemung; Schuyler; Steuben; Tioga; Tompkins; Yates
Expires: 3/4/2015 7:00 AM


30° | 5°
  • Feels like: 29° F
  • Wind: W 22mph
  • Humidity: 79%
  • Wed A few snow showers
    36° | 18°
  • Thu Mostly cloudy
    18° | 7°
  • Fri Mostly sunny
    24° | 1°
  • Sat Afternoon snow showers
    36° | 14°