Join us for these fascinating lectures. Included with admission. Free for Winterthur and DMNH members.
Unique: The Dominy Craftsmen of East Hampton, Long Island, September 4
Charles Hummel, Winterthur curator emeritus, shines a light on the Dominys—three generations of
craftsmen who worked in East Hampton, Long Island, in the 17th and 18th centuries. Winterthur’s permanent gallery installation, With Hammer in Hand, is a reconstruction of the Dominys’ workshop that features their original tools.
Our Honored Dead: The Evolution
of the American Funeral, October 16
The cascade of events following Abraham Lincoln’s assassination in 1865 created the template for the traditional American funeral. Author and undertaker Todd Harra discusses the evolution of America funerary practices and why we bury our dead the way we do.