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Nicholas Anderson, American Military Historian

Talk Back with Curator Nicholas Anderson on ATTENTION! Translating Uniforms, Understanding Service

Wednesday June 22, 2022 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Join Guest Curator Nicholas Anderson as he discusses how this exhibit exhibit of Holyoke Veterans’ Uniforms came together, and hear his ideas about service and community.  Learn how his interests shaped this display and what he would like visitors to take away from the experience of connecting with these uniforms.

As an American military historian Nic’s area of focus is the interplay between American culture and the United States armed forces. While cultivating ideas for his graduate thesis, he learned about a curating opportunity at Wistariahurst that could focus on military uniforms but also on the rich military history of folks from Holyoke. The importance and relevance of the project drew his interest as a scholar but also an opportunity to educate the community about the proud history of Holyoke service.  The history of military service in Holyoke spans back to the nineteenth century with many distinguished servicemembers. He is now pleased to discuss the work of curating an exhibit such as this, as well as present some of the personal histories attached to these uniforms.

Bring your questions, curiosity and get ready to learn a few things. Pre-registration is required.

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