This listing was prepared well in advance of the events below. Many of the events have since been postponed or cancelled as a precaution to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, now a pandemic. If you must (or choose) to attend any of the events listed below, we suggest you call and verify that it will be taking place as planned.
Now through October 23 in Deerfield, Massachusetts:
An Historic Deerfield Virtual Forum—Skilled Hands and Cultivated Minds-Art and Education in the Early Republic. Two-day virtual forum discusses the development of early New England academies, their goals and curricula, and the decorative and graphic arts produced. Lectures include topics ranging from educating children in the New Republic, a survey of art from academies, ornamental arts at the Litchfield Female Academy, New England schoolgirl needlework, the creation of anti-slavery needlework by white schoolgirls, drawn and copied maps, scientific instruments (orreries, telescopes, microscopes, sextants, air pumps, etc.), and more. Registration required. For more information: Historic Deerfield, 413-775-7179.