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  • 1.  Free Lecture Series!

    Posted 06-14-2021 08:01 AM
    Dumbarton House is proud to present a free series funded by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, entitled "Historic House Museums Respond to Crisis," featuring six speakers addressing how historic house museums are responding to the urgent needs created by climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, and social justice movements. There are an estimated 15,000 historic house museums in the United States. Stereotypically small, sleepy institutions that never change their period rooms, the accomplishments of historic house museums can be easily overlooked. However, house museums around the country are perfectly positioned to be agile responders to community needs and those of us who work at them know there are exciting projects underway at so many of these smaller institutions. From June 24 to September 2, we'll be hearing from a new speaker every two weeks about some of these endeavors. This series is meant for museum professionals and the general public, so please feel free to share widely! 

    See the full schedule and register for free at Historic House Museums Respond to Crisis Lecture Series
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    Brief overview below:

    June 24: Climate Change – Sarah Sutton, Sustainable Museums

    July 8: Pandemic Response – Katherine Malone-France, National Trust for Historic Preservation

    July 22: Social Justice – Grahame Long, Nathaniel Russell House

    August 5: Social Justice – Meredith Horsford and Richard Tomczak, Dyckman Farmhouse Museum

    August 19: Climate Change – Remko Jasonius, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

    September 2: Social Justice + Pandemic Response – Tiffany Tolbert, Nina Simone Childhood Home

    Sheridan Small
    Director of Education
    Dumbarton House NSCDA
    Washington DC