Open now in the Memorial Hall Foyer in the museum’s first floor
Objects speak volumes about the daily lives of people in the 19th century—but a handful of cow bones cannot describe the delight of sitting down to Sunday dinner. Historians can scour letters and diaries to read accounts of the joys of a good meal. Without the actual forks and spoons, dinner and dessert remain words on a page. By studying bones, bottles, and books alike, historical archaeologists can understand more about the past than they could glean from one type of evidence alone. Curated by Emily Stark’14
Museum Studies Exhibit Design and Development class project, Creation Stories: Craft, Culture, and Environment in Northeastern Native America. This exhibit features Native American objects from the Northeastern United States and Canada and looks at how intersections of nature and culture affect Native American art and craft.