Seminars, Symposia, and Forums
Historic Deerfield One-Day Decorative Arts Forum
The ledger of Lemuel Adams, the shop principal of the Hartford, Connecticut, cabinetmaking firm Kneeland & Adams (1792-1795), was discovered at the University of Miami in 2016. It features the shop’s financial accounts, biographical information, customer lists, shop output, and other new information – leading to new scholarship on the firm and its larger network of cabinetmaking firms in southern New England. This forum will share the ongoing research of the firm and its significance to the history of commercial craftsmanship in New England.
The Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife
Entertainments at Taverns and Long Rooms in New England, 1700–1900 is a one-day conference of nine lectures on the amusements, traveling exhibitions, and beverage-making traditions that characterized American taverns in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.