On March 10, 2011, the Marblehead Museum kicked off a new concept in exhibits, programming and events that will span the next 3 years. “Marblehead 101” is a comprehensive project that celebrates Marblehead’s central role in both local and national history. The exhibit will highlight Marblehead history of the 17th and 18th centuries.
“We will follow three main themes – ‘The Growth of the Town’, ‘Marblehead and the Sea’ and ‘Marblehead at War’,” explains Museum Director, Pam Peterson. “Through exhibits, lectures and events, we are reaching out to Marbleheaders of all ages.”
“Our 3-year plan launches in March and will focus on Marblehead’s early history and the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War,’ Peterson adds. “2012 will focus on the War of 1812, the U.S.S. Constitution, and sailors who fought in that war. 2013 will focus on Marblehead in the 19th and 20th centuries, and accomplishments in commerce, technology and the arts.”
“In our Annual Appeal, we’ve been asking, ‘Who owns Marblehead history?’ continues Peterson, “and we hope Marblehead 101 will foster a town wide sense ownership and pride in our heritage.
RELATED LECTURES & EVENTS
March 17 – “Native Americans in Marblehead” with local historian, Don Doliber
March 31 – “The Smallpox Epidemic in Colonial Marblehead” with local author, Lauren Fogle
April 14 – “First in ’61-Marblehead in the Civil War” with Don Doliber
April 16- Open House at the G.A.R. and Civil War Museum 10-2
April 28- Annual Meeting- Civil War lecture
May – “Samplers and Needlework in Marblehead” with Marblehead Museum Curator, Karen Mac Innis
May – “Marblehead Genealogy” with local historian Standley Goodwin
May 14- Star Spangled Pops- Civil War themed music