The Amherst Historical Society and Museum is sponsoring two events on the afternoon of Sunday, October 16, 2022.
From 1 – 3 PM, our collaborators Jane and Amrita from Sunrise Amherst will facilitate an intergenerational conversation about climate grief at the Museum. This is open to folks who have been involved in climate work and those who have not, open to youth and elders and everyone in between. The only requirement is that you are ready to think like a historian and listen to others’ experiences with curiosity and compassion. Free registration is required for this event.
Second, from 3:30 – 6 PM we will host Elizabeth Cardaropoli for an immersive event exploring the historic mourning traditions of New England. The Emerson Parlor at the Strong House will be decorated in Victorian funereal style, mourning objects from our collection and from Cardaropoli’s personal collection will be on view, and after a short talk, we will walk to West Street Cemetery to learn about gravestone iconography. Suggested donation for this event is $10.
Coming up in two weeks: Our consulting curator, Diana Lempel, will tell us about what she has found in our collection. This presentation will be over Zoom.