Two debut exhibits open "In Death" and "Lace: Works of Adornment."
In our exhibits, we hope to tell stories that are meaningful and relevant to the audience but also to challenge their preconceptions about different topics we tackle. Death is a subject that can be difficult to talk about, deal with, or explain. When studying the subject is is clear that each culture, family and person deals with this inevitability in a different way. Archaeologically we see many different cultures leave behind evidence for rituals related to death, beliefs about death and commemoration of ancestors.
The "Lace: Works of Adronment" exhibit is a window into a time when owning and wearing a piece of well-crafted lace spoke volumes about the wearer without
saying a word. From cuff to collar, lace was frequently used to embellish clothing in a variety of fashions.