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Nahant Reads Together: An Object of Beauty

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March 5 @ 4:00 pm 5:00 pm

Let’s talk about how Western art and Native artifact intersect here at Nahant Public Library. Copies of both books — An Object of Beauty and Braiding Sweetgrass — are available to borrow, whether you have a library card or not. Stop by!

At 4:00 on March 5, Christoph Strobel, PhD will speak with us about the Native history of Nahant and surrounding areas. Dr. Strobel is the author of Native Americans of New England (2020) and other books, and his scholarly essays appear in various academic journals and edited collections. He teaches world and Native American history at UMass Lowell.

At 4:00 on March 12, art historian Martha Chiarchiaro will talk about US landscape painting in general and the paintings of Nahant Public Library in particular. Ms. Chiarchiaro has her Master’s Degree in the History of Art from Williams College.

At 4:00 on March 19, Sachem Larry Fisher will speak with us on Native tribes in the area today as well as historically. Sachem Fisher, who traditionally bears the ancestral name of many of his ancestors (Wampatuck), serves as the Tribal Council Chief Sachem for the Mattakeeset Tribal band of the Massachuset Indian Nation since 2014. The Massachuset Indians were the ones who used Nahant during part of the year for fishing, and many fishing-related artifacts reside at Nahant Public Library.

At 4:00 on March 26, discuss the readings — An Object of Beauty and Braiding Sweetgrass — and the art and artifact collections with Library Director Sharon Hawkes.

Details

Date:
March 5
Time:
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Sharon Hawkes
Phone:
781-581-0306
Email:
shawkes@nahant.org
15 Pleasant St.
Nahant, Massachusetts 01908 United States
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Posted by the Town Clerk on February 7, 2022 at 04:24 PM

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