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Historic Deerfield to Present Free Summer Lecture Series, 
"Reading Objects, Finding History,
July 5, 12, & 19
Deerfield, Mass. (June 6, 2018) ---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. Celebrate the summer by joining Historic Deerfield on Thursday evenings in July for its Summer Lecture Series, "Reading Objects, Finding Histories." Three insightful lectures will explore what artifacts can teach us as bridges between past and present.   The  lectures, which are free and open to the public, will take place on Thursday evenings, July 5, 12, and 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Deerfield Community Center, 16 Memorial Street, Deerfield, Massachusetts.   
2018 Summer Lecture Series Schedule:
Thursday, July 5
" Digging Beantown: Uncovering Community Identity through Public Archaeology in Boston"
Joe Bagley, City Archaeologist, Boston, MA

Thursday, July 12
"The Other Home of Washington: Recovering the General's Revolutionary War Field Headquarters"
Scott Stephenson, Director of Collections and Interpretation, Museum of the American Revolution
Thursday, July 19
" Uncovering Hidden Histories through the Portrait of a Woman in Silk"
Zara Anishanslin , Assistant Professor of History, University of Delaware

About Historic Deerfield, Inc.
Historic Deerfield, Inc., is dedicated to the heritage and preservation of Deerfield, Massachusetts, and the Connecticut River Valley. Its museums and programs provide today's audiences with experiences that create an understanding and appreciation of New England's historic villages and countryside.