Summer Lecture Series: Reading Objects, Finding Histories

Every Thursday Until July 19th, 2018 9:30pm–10:30pm

Thursday, July 5th, 12th & 19th - 8:30-9:30 pm

Free, open to the public.

Being held at Deerfield Community Center, 16 Memorial Street, Deerfield, MA 01342

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.


July 5th: Joe Bagley, City Archaeologist, Boston, MA

July 12th: Scott Stephenson, Director of Collections and Interpretation, Museum of the American Revolution

July 19th : Zara Anishanslin, Assistant Professor of History, University of Delaware