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Derry Memories – A Live, Virtual Program

Wednesday September 16, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us for our first lecture in our new series of live, virtual programs! This lecture has been produced as part of an ongoing series to provide brain stimulation and community engagement during a time of social isolation.

This lecture is open to the public and has no fee for attendance.

About This Program: In Derry, Northern Ireland, the presence of the past is everDerry City - Margo Shea book coverywhere — in the stories, in the songs, in the streets. While Derry is known for its role in the Northern Ireland civil rights movement and as the site of Bloody Sunday, its longer history is just as fascinating and helps us understand how communities maintain their identity in the face of turmoil.

Join historian Margo Shea to explore Derry during the decades before the Troubles and learn how people, without much in the way of financial resources or political power, made their mark and held their own by drawing on the past. Memory was crucial to Derry’s Catholic residents. Expressions of memory did much more than simply explain the past. They illuminated a way forward. Drawing on the past was a strategy for Derry Catholics to sustain their communities, to reflect their experiences, and to change their fortunes in the face of a partitioned Ireland and the many changes that came with it after 1921, when they found themselves on the “wrong” side of the Irish border.

To Register for this Program: Please register below for the link to this live lecture, hosted on Zoom. You must have a free Zoom account to attend. Instructions on accessing the lecture will be included in a follow-up email.

This program is funded by a Community Development Block Grants. The demographic information collected in this registration form will be used only to help us report back regarding our community impact and for no other purpose.

Tickets and Reservations

Advance Reservations are closed at this time for the event.
Please call the museum for more information at (413) 322-5660.

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