Deerfield, Mass. (January 2, 2019)---Historic Deerfield will present a free winter lecture series, "Native Voices: Recovering American Histories on Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. in January, February, and March at Garonzik Auditorium on the campus of Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, Massachusetts.
This winter's series is devoted to re-centering indigenous peoples' experience and perspectives within broader American narratives and histories. Each presenter will share new scholarship and insights that bring to light Native men and women as active participants and autonomous history makers. Join us as we consider George Washington through the lens of great Native leaders, William Apess as a voice of and for indigenous survival and identity in the nineteenth century, and how "reverse fieldwork" can be deployed to reveal new insights into the relations between collectors and informants during the era of salvage anthropology.
The first lecture, entitled "The Indian World of George Washington," will be presented by Colin Calloway, Dartmouth College, on Sunday, January 27.
The lecture series continues with "Fictive Kin: Frank Speck, Gladys Tantaquidgeon and Other Native Informants," presented by Margaret Bruchac, University of Pennsylvania, on Sunday, February 24.
The final lecture, "Through an Indian's Looking Glass: William Apess, Pequot," will be presented by Drew Lopenzina, Old Dominion University, on Sunday, March 24.
About Historic Deerfield, Inc.
Historic Deerfield, Inc. focuses on the significance of small-town America to the national culture. Founded in 1952, the museum includes 12 historic houses, which are regularly open to the public as well as the exhibition building, the Flynt Center of Early New England Life. It stewards a nationally significant collection of approximately 28,000 household artifacts both rare and common - including furniture, metalwares, textiles, needlework, ceramics, and more - many with documented histories of local ownership or manufacture. These authentic objects document the stories and founding years of our nation, and through them, visitors learn the stories of generations of real people whose beliefs, belongings, lifestyles, conflicts, economy, and technology unlock the door to the past and help us to better understand today.
Winter Hours and Admission Information
The Flynt Center of Early New England Life will be open Saturdays and Sundays, December 29, 2018 - April 7, 2019, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Visitors can enjoy current exhibitions and "The Museum's Attic" gallery. Seasonal Winter Admission: $7 Adults, $5 Youth (ages 6-17), under 6, Deerfield residents, and members free. Historic Deerfield's museum houses are closed to the public during the winter months (January-mid-April), however pre-arranged tours-by-appointment, school tours and group tours can still be scheduled. For more information, call (413) 775-7214. The museum will reopen for the 2019 Season on Saturday, April 13, 2019.