Impacts of a Nation: A Symposium

Impacts of a Nation: A Symposium

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$45 – $99

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DAR Museum

1776 D St NW

Washington, DC 20006

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The DAR Museum's Symposium is back in person with a virtual option available!

About this event

This year’s theme will analyze the effects of early consumerism as introduced in the DAR Museum’s exhibit, To Supply a Nation: Origins and Impacts of Everyday Things. This exhibit explores the origins and impacts of household goods in the 18th and 19th centuries. Listen to a full day of speakers and have time to visit the exhibit on your own.

Lunch included for in-person registration.

The virtual option will include a private link available for on-demand viewing up to 30 days after the event.

Speakers include:

Milly Cai, MA Candidate in Art History, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

Presentation: “Illuminating Racialized Surveillance: The Double Lives of the Candlelight and the Silhouette in the 18th and 19th Century”

Sarah Fling, Historian, White House Historical Association

Presentation: “Sugar, Slavery, and the White House China"

Dr. Daniel Graham, Instructor of History, Slippery Rock University, The Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry at the Science History Institute

Presentation: "Rubber and the History of Technology in the Early American Republic"

Neal T. Hurst, Associate Curator of Costume and Textiles, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Presentation: “Robert Beverley of Virginia and his London Clothiers 1762-1775"

Katie McKinney, Margaret Beck Pritchard Associate Curator of Maps & Prints, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Presentation: “Picturing the Walls: Maps and Prints in the early Chesapeake"

Kathryn Prinkey, Emerging Museum Professional

Presentation: “Exports and Embargoes: Trading with the Enemy in Colonial America"

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