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The Power of Preserved Iconoclasm

Back in December 2015 I wrote several postings on incorporating the power of iconoclasm—the destruction of images—into historical monuments and commemorations. Those thoughts were provoked by a talk by Wendy Bellion, author of Iconoclasm in...
From: Boston 1775 on 5 Sep 2020

“Material Culture of Sugar” Webinar from Historic Deerfield, 26 Sept.

Way back in April, Historic Deerfield was going to host a one-day forum on sugar in early New England culture. But then people recognized the Covid-19 virus had started to spread in this country, and institutions postponed their public events for a few...
From: Boston 1775 on 24 Aug 2020

Remembering Joseph Peter Spang

Earlier this month, Joseph Peter Spang died at the age of eighty-five. I had the honor of meeting him at the Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife, which took place in the white church at Historic Deerfield. To be frank, I was deathly afraid Peter would...
From: Boston 1775 on 19 May 2020

Dublin Seminar to Look at “Living with Disabilities”

The Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife has announced the subject of this year’s conference: “Living with Disabilities in New England, 1630–1930.”The conference will be held in Deerfield, Massachusetts, on the weekend of 19-21...
From: Boston 1775 on 17 Jan 2020

“Entertainments” for the 2019 Dublin Seminar

This summer’s Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife is on the topic of “Entertainments at Taverns and Long Rooms in New England, 1700-1900.” The seminar organizers are now accepting proposals for papers, presentations, and performances...
From: Boston 1775 on 4 Feb 2019

Deerfield Symposium on “Fashion and Conflict,” 28-30 Sept.

On 28-30 September, Historic Deerfield will host its fall symposium on the topic of “Fashion and Conflict in Early America.”This event is designed to produce “an in-depth look at the broad meanings of conflict on clothing and textiles...
From: Boston 1775 on 16 Aug 2018

“Monumental Narratives” Symposium at Wellesley, 10 Mar.

On Saturday, 10 March, Wellesley College will host this year’s Wellesley-Deerfield symposium, “Monumental Narratives: Revisiting New England’s Public Memorials.” The event description says:As southern Civil War memorials have become...
From: Boston 1775 on 7 Mar 2018

Call for Papers on “Fashion and Conflict” from Historic Deerfield

Historic Deerfield is planning a symposium on clothing on 28-30 September 2018 and just issued the call for papers.The theme of this symposium is “Fashion and Conflict in Early America.” The call elaborates:Clashes between European rivals,...
From: Boston 1775 on 5 Feb 2018

“Religious Spaces” at the 2018 Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife

Next year’s Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife will take place on 22-24 June 2018 at Historic Deerfield. The subject will be “Religious Spaces: Our Vanishing Landmarks.”Here’s the call for papers and similar material in that...
From: Boston 1775 on 27 Oct 2017

Doors of Deerfield

Last weekend I drove out to the Pioneer Valley and spent some time at Historic Deerfield, an outdoor museum of eighteenth-century houses located (and assembled) all along one street in the midst of fertile farmland. The museum was founded in 1952, and...
From: streets of salem on 11 Oct 2017

Children’s Play at the Dublin Seminar in Deerfield, 24 June

On Saturday, 24 June, the Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife will take place at Historic Deerfield. This year’s theme is “Small World: Toys, Dolls, and Games in New England.”The day will feature nine talks on the culture of children’s...
From: Boston 1775 on 22 Apr 2017

Upcoming History Workshops for Teachers

Here are a couple of teacher workshops coming up at historic sites. The Massachusetts Historical Society is offering “Women in the Era of the American Revolution” on 22-23 February. It says:Study the revolution through the words and artifacts...
From: Boston 1775 on 24 Jan 2017

Dublin Seminar for 2017

And speaking of Deerfield, Historic Deerfield will host the next Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife on 23-25 June 2017. The theme of the 2017 seminar is “Small World: Toys, Dolls, and Games in New England, 1620-1920.” Here’s the...
From: Boston 1775 on 4 Sep 2016

The Ransom of Stephen Williams

Running the portrait of the Rev. Stephen Williams yesterday put me in mind of how at the age of ten he was captured in the 1704 raid on Deerfield.That was a horrible experience. Stephen’s mother and other captors were killed, he was separated from...
From: Boston 1775 on 3 Sep 2016

Deerfield Conference on Buildings Archeology, 16 July

On Saturday, 16 July, Historic Deerfield is hosting a one-day conference on “Buildings Archaeology: An Integrated Approach to Understanding Historic Structures.”The event description says:The study of historic buildings to pinpoint the initial...
From: Boston 1775 on 7 May 2016

Down to the Sea in Deerfield with the Dublin Seminar, 24-26 June

On the weekend of 24-26 June, Historic Deerfield will host the annual Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife, this year’s topic being “New England at Sea: Maritime Memory and Material Culture”: Focusing on how the region remembered...
From: Boston 1775 on 29 Mar 2016

The Reproduction of Garments from Sarah Williams 1738 Probate Inventory

Reproduction swatches flank the display and invite visitors to touch the textiles One of the many engaging aspects of the The Helen Geier Flynt Textile Gallery (a permanent exhibition area in the Flynt Center of Early New England Life) at Historic Deerfield,...
From: SilkDamask on 21 Mar 2016

Forums on Parlors and Slavery, 2 Apr.

Here are a couple of disparate history events coming up on 2 April.Historic Deerfield is hosting a forum on the theme “Company's Coming!: Artifacts and Rituals of Early New England Parlors.”The New England parlor, designed for the reception...
From: Boston 1775 on 19 Mar 2016

Lectures on the Contested Northeast at Deerfield

Historic Deerfield is presenting a series of free monthly lectures this winter on the theme of “In Harm’s Way: Conflict and Captivity before the French and Indian War.” Deerfield is of course the site of a famous raid on a British frontier...
From: Boston 1775 on 12 Jan 2016

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