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Summer Lecture Series: Reading Objects, Finding Histories


Free, open to the public.

Deerfield Community Center, 16 Memorial Street, Deerfield, MA 01342
All lectures begin at 7:30 p.m.

What do broken pieces of pottery, a family heirloom, and an artifact in a museum exhibit have in common? Made, owned and handled across generations, centuries or even millennia, historical artifacts are time travelers, carrying information and histories that might otherwise be misunderstood or forgotten altogether. Join us on Thursday evenings in July for three insightful lectures exploring what artifacts can teach us as bridges between past and present.

2018 Summer Lecture Series Schedule:

Thursday, July 5
"Digging Beantown: Uncovering Community Identity through Public Archaeology in Boston"
Joe Bagley, City Archaeologist, Boston, MA

Thursday, July 12
"The Other Home of Washington: Recovering the General's Revolutionary War Field Headquarters"
Scott Stephenson, Vice President of Collections, Exhibitions & Programming, Museum of the American Revolution

Thursday, July 19
"Uncovering Hidden Histories through the Portrait of a Woman in Silk"
Zara Anishanslin, Assistant Professor of History, University of Delaware