Virtual Dialogue featuring Carlene Bermann and Erik Greenberg on Historic Home Interpretation
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August 23, 2021, 1:00 pm ET
Join us for a virtual dialogue that explores new perspectives on Hyde Hall in Cooperstown, NY. Long admired as a Neoclassical country manor house, Hyde Hall was built for the prominent landowner George Clarke between 1817-1834. Carlene Bermann, Master’s Candidate in the Cooperstown Museum Studies Graduate Program, will focus on the broader context of Hyde Hall and the Clarke family.
Exploring more inclusive interpretative strategies for historic homes, Carlene will address the important educational role such sites play in connecting to larger regional, national, and international stories of social and economic inequality, legislative policy, and systems of environmental manipulation. Hyde Hall’s legacy encapsulates the Clarkes’ impact on agriculture, economics, politics, and rent laws, in addition to their ownership of enslaved individuals on Jamaican sugarcane plantations.
After her lecture, Carlene will be joined in conversation by fellow innovator of historic house interpretation, Erik Greenberg, PhD, from the Newport Restoration Foundation. The program will end with a live Q&A from the audience.
The Decorative Arts Trust hosts monthly virtual dialogues that feature scholars sharing and discussing their exciting new research with experts in the field. The hour-long Zoom program includes a lecture, scholar-to-scholar conversation, and Q&A with the program participants.
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