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Monumental Narratives: Revisiting New England’s Public Memorials

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Deerfield-Wellesley Symposium

A one-day symposium sponsored by the Grace Slack McNeil Program for Studies in American Art at Wellesley College and Historic Deerfield, Inc.

9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Collins Cinema, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass.

As southern Civil War memorials have become a flashpoint for politics and protest, it is vital that we turn the same critical gaze to New England’s public monuments.  This day-long symposium will explore commemorations of people, places, and events in New England's past, with attention to design, construction, naming/renaming, reception, preservation, destruction, and/or reconfiguration.  

This event is free and open to the public, however registration is required. Please register online: