Public Program, Online Event Misled: A Virtual Tour of Inaccurate Historical Markers 20 May 2020.Wednesday, 5:30PM - 6:30PM This is an online event. This program is now at capacity, registration is closed Gavin Kleespies, MHS Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets//Winter_2020/Leif_Erickson_marker.jpg

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Historical markers influence what and who we remember, but sometimes they aren't quite what that appear. Some are just wrong. Even in a city like Cambridge, Massachusetts, a place known world-wide as a home to rigorous scholarship, misleading and inaccurate historical markers can be found. While these markers don't always reflect the whole truth, sometimes the stories they tell offer important lessons about who gets to shape history.

This virtual tour will be presented by Gavin Kleespies, the Director of Programs, Exhibitions, and Community Partnerships at the MHS and will explore Cambridge's strange patchwork of unreliable markers including “mimic” houses, mislabeled trees and even a fake rock.

Please note, this is an online program.  Registrants will receive an email with links and instructions on how to join the event.

 

 

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