Wednesday, October 24, 2018 7:00 PM8:30 PM
Was it a trick of the light? Or just a dream from which you couldn't quite wake? The yawning terrors of the night usually recede by dawn, but they sometimes linger as shadows in our minds. Continuing our popular Halloween tradition, Professors Gino DiIorio (Theater), Jay Elliott (English), and Jennifer Plante (The Writing Center) will read scary tales of the uncanny, the unknowable, and the unfathomable.
Thursday, November 1, 2018 7:00 PM8:30 PM
In 1998, DNA testing corroborated what family histories and the archival record had shown all along: Thomas Jefferson fathered children by Sally Hemings, an enslaved woman on the Monticello plantation. This connection was denied by naysayers for centuries but is widely acknowledged today. An accurate account of the Hemingses is now shared at Monticello, thanks to ongoing initiatives such as the Getting Word oral history project and the new Sally Hemings exhibit that debuted this past spring. In this talk, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annette Gordon-Reed (Harvard Law School and Harvard University) will examine the fascinating history of this American family and reflect on its implications for genealogical inquiry, scholarly method, and public history.
  • Higgins Lounge, 2nd Floor of Dana Commons, Clark University Campus
  • Worcester, Worcester County, MA (Central)
  • contact: (508) 793-7479
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  • cost: Free
Thursday, November 1, 2018 3:30 PM6:30 PM
The Worcester Clemente Course community invites you to meet new Mass Humanities Executive Director Brian Boyles and hear a stimulating panel discussion on "Useful Knowledge: Applying the Humanities in 21st Century America." A community dinner follows the discussion just across the street. Both are free and open to the public.


Wednesday, September 5, 2018 1:00 PMFriday, December 21, 2018 4:00 PM
Fall exhibit featuring work and cameras used by photography studios and photographers from the late 1800's to the mid 1970's. Gardner alone had numerous photography studios for portraits and commercial entities over this period, during which photo sessions changed from formal, stern affairs to lighthearted events. The exhibit is shown during regular opening hours Wednesday-Sunday, 1-4 pm, until the end of the year.

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