Fourth Friday – Free admission & tours, Dr. Andrea Smith of Lafayette talks about Easton’s “Syrian Town,” Nature Imprints Kids’ Crafts, June 23, 2017

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

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.

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.