sagharbor-obgc-sitemap

I. The main page of the site will display a linked image to the interactive map page, with tabs on the side for the other pages.
A. This interactive map will allow users to select a stone from the images of the graveyard, and display the information in the database about the stone.
B. Ideally, the interactive map will also offer the option of selecting names from a list and going to the marker matching that name on the map.

II. Side tabs A. One of these side tabs will lead to a searchable database.
1. This database will offer information on the condition of the stone, the person buried there, the age and other biographical data offered, and images of any particularly unique artwork or transcriptions of epitaphs.
2. This database will also contain images of all the stones and the opening interface should contain some summary of how this data as gathered, and the importance of a uniform methodology in capturing images of the stones (same camera, same time).

B. Another tab will open to exhibits connecting Sag Harbor's history to the stones in the graveyard.
1. Exhibit One will feature stones for people involved in the whaling/shipping industry
2. Exhibit Two will work with Revolutionary War veterans memorials, discussing the Battle of Sag Harbor, which partially occurred on the top of the hill in the graveyard.
3. Exhibit Three develops the history of the town as a cosmopolitan place with many visitors—both those on vacation and those arriving internationally by boat.
a. Partridge family as early vacationers returning to bury their family in the town they loved despite living in NYC.
b. Portugese sailors and their children (Esther in particular) paralleled to hired help, internationals in town, David Sherard from Ireland
c. disregard by the powerful for the weak (epitaph on Hatfield brothers stone regarding the bigger boat swamping them).
d. context of a major international seaport rivaling (or a peer to?) NYC.
4. Exhibit Four discusses the impact of the Hurricane of 1938 on the graveyard.
a. images of the fall of the steeple
b. pictures of the Beebe family stones, crushed by the steeple
c. trying to trace the route of the steeple?
5. Exhibit Five discusses race and religion in the graveyard, explaining the idea of a public town burial ground, unaffiliated with any religious institution, and exploring the role of race in the shipping industry and the creation of the local Freedmen's Community.
a. Judith Jack and family
b. fieldstone
c. open part of the northwest section of the graveyard (temporary markers for the poor?)
d. Portugese sailors' stones (whaling as an inclusive industry)

C. Another tab will feature resources, linking to other community organizations and highlighting resources like the local history room and the Whaling Museum in town. Ideally, nearby historic graveyards will be referred to by location, possibly including summaries about where to access any surveys or records for these burying grounds.

D. Ideally another tab could lead to a gallery of images of the graveyard, gravestones, and community activities (tours, rubbings, etc.) in the burying ground.

E. Some sort of attempt to match local names on the census to people buried in the graveyard would also be highly useful in connecting with newer residents, but it probably needs to occur in a seperate tab. This idea needs more development thogh.

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