Dr. Andrea L. Smith of Lafayette College will give a talk on her book Rebuilding Shattered Worlds: Creating Community by Voicing the Past. The work explores the ways a demolished neighborhood in Easton still resonates in the imaginations of displaced residents.
Stop by the Sigal Museum during Easton’s monthly Fourth Friday event!
FREE admission and gallery tours from 4:00-10:00 pm. Shop our summer Museum Store Clearance Sale.
Nature Imprints- Kids’ Craft Activity – 4:30-7:30 pm
Use flowers, foliage, and natural materials to create kid-size “fossils.”
Rebuilding Shattered Worlds: Creating Community by Voicing the Past – 6:00 pm
Drawing on six years of ethnographic research, Professor Smith explores the process of collective memory-making that arose as elderly former residents gathered, reminisced, and attempted to make sense of a world they lost when urban renewal initiatives razed “Syrian Town” – a densely packed neighborhood of Lebanese American, Italian American, and African American residents.
Copies of Professor Smith’s book are available to purchase in the Museum Store.