This lecture will take a step back and look more broadly at the value of historic sites, such as the Farnsworth Homestead, in our communities. House museums and community-based historical organizations offer inspirational experiences, are extraordinary teaching tools, do the work of historic preservation and provide an antidote to the homogenization that decimates sense of place and civic attachment. This program will explore the vitality of grassroots public history with inspiring case studies from across the nation.
Lecturer William Hosley is the principal of Terra Firma Northeast, a cultural resource development firm committed to building civic depth and capacity through historic resources, art and stories. He was formerly Director of the New Haven Museum and Connecticut Landmarks, and also worked as a curator and exhibition developer at the Wadsworth Atheneum.
Location: Farnsworth auditorium
Cost: $ 10 members, $15 nonmembers