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Sailor Souvenirs: Tides of Cultural Exchange
March 16, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sarah Timm, Manager of Interpretation at Maine Maritime Museum, will discuss objects from MMM’s collection that were collected by 19th century Maine captains and crews during their stops in ports around the world during a period of rapid globalized trade. The souvenirs Maine sailors chose to bring home often tell us more about an American worldview than the cultures they are intended to represent. Explore themes of authenticity, cultural appropriation, and the effects of cultural exchange by tracing how these souvenirs transformed in meaning and function once they arrived to American shores.
Members $3; nonmembers $5
This is a Zoom event.