Left: Punkah fan; Right: Sewing table. (courtesy of the Decorative Arts of the Gulf South)

Virtual talks in June, July, and August on Zoom
These virtual programs will take place on Zoom.
Admission is free. Register now through Zoom.

In conjunction with the exhibition Pieces of History: Ten Years of Decorative Arts Fieldwork, THNOC presents “Connecting the Pieces,” a series of virtual interactive talks with our Visitor Services staff this summer. Each month, we will delve into a different topic related to the exhibition and the history of the Gulf South before the Civil War. These Zoom-based programs are free and will be available at several different dates and times. Space is limited; please register early. 

June: Exploring History through Objects 

Documents and books aren’t the only ways to learn about history. Objects such as tools, decor, and furniture, reflect the stories, culture, values, and daily lives of the people who made and used them. In “Exploring History through Objects,” we will delve into some of the objects documented by the Decorative Arts of the Gulf South project over the years, using each artifact to investigate the people who made, used, and preserved them, while opening up a wider discussion about the pre–Civil War history of the Gulf South. 

Upcoming schedule and registration links (all times are Central): 

Note: Please only register for one program per month.

Thursday, June 17 @ 1 p.m.: Register here  

Saturday, June 19 @ noon: Register here

Wednesday, June 23 @ noon: Register here

Friday, June 25 @ 1 p.m.: Register here

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