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From Head to Heel: Dressing in Maine in the Long 18th Century, a talk with Kimberly Alexander
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From Head to Heel: Dressing in Maine in the Long 18th Century, a talk with Kimberly Alexander

Tuesday, July 26, 7 – 8 PM ET

Focusing on five representative artifacts, Dr. Kimberly Alexander, Director of Museum Studies at the University of New Hampshire, will explore the nature of making, remaking, repairing, and preserving Maine's fashionable past.

About the speaker: Dr. Kimberly Alexander is on the faculty of the History Department at the University of New Hampshire, where she is Director of Museum Studies and Lecturer. She has held curatorial positions at several New England Museums, including the MIT Museum, the Peabody Essex Museum and Strawbery Banke. Her book, entitled Treasures Afoot: Shoe Stories from the Georgian Era, traces the history of early Anglo-American footwear from the 1740s through the 1790s [Johns Hopkins University Press 2018] and received a 2019 Historic New England Honor Award. Dr. Alexander’s 2021 book, Fashioning the New England Family, was published by the Massachusetts Historical Society. She was Guest Curator of “Fashioning the New England Family,” at the Massachusetts Historical Society, 2018-2019. Alexander was awarded a 2021 teaching excellence award in the College of Liberal Arts at UNH. She currently serves as Chair of the Public History Committee for the Organization of American Historians.

Cost: Free and open to the public.

Location: online via Zoom.

Jul 26, 2022 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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