Object Lessons

How much thought do you give to the objects you use everyday? Do you think about how they were made? How you use them different from how they were intended? What will happen when you are done with them?

Have you thought about a canteen as story of industrialization? A musket as a piece of art? A broadside as a recycled object? 

Object Lessons: Perspectives on Material Culture offers a unique way to experience historical objects. Using objects from across our collections we will explore how things were made, used, altered, and designed. Object Lessons will show how every object has many stories to tell.