An ordinary-looking map with a sinister surprise. Earrings made of human hair. A piece of a revered Connecticut tree carved in the shape of a….ham? Museums are full of objects that make staff and visitors say, “Huh?”. But what makes these objects so strange to us? What makes an object “weird”? This presentation explores some of Connecticut Historical Society’s strangest items. You will learn how even the oddest artifacts can be gateways into a deeper understanding and appreciation of our state’s history.
A special thank you to the Friends of the Library for their funding for this program.
- Thursday, July 25, 2019
- 6:30pm - 8:00pm
- Mary Baldwin Room, Main Level
- Kathleen Larkin