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Lecture on “Understanding Southern Silver” by Gary Albert of MESDA

when: Nov. 6, 2014

A lecture on “Understanding Southern Silver” by Gary Albert of MESDA will take place on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7 pm at the Visitors Center of the Joel Lane Museum House at 160 South Saint Mary’s Street, Raleigh, NC 27603. Admission will be $16 for the general public and $11 for members of the Joel Lane Historical Society. Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited, and advanced payment is required. To purchase admission, go to the Eventbrite web site by clicking here. Be sure to include the names of all in your party; nametags will serve as tickets. Tickets are non-refundable unless we must cancel the event.

Gary Albert will discuss silver’s role in material culture, care of silver, and identifying marks and dating through style and design.

Gary is Editorial Director at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts and Editor of the MESDA Journal. He also serves as the museum’s adjunct curator of silver and metals. He has presented lectures at Colonial Williamsburg’s Antiques Forum, the Charleston Art and Antiques Forum, and other noteworthy conferences. Gary has edited significant books on American material culture, including The Furniture of Charleston, Virginia Silver, and The Furniture of John Shearer, and has written articles for The Magazine Antiques, Antiques and Fine Art, and the MESDA Journal.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ohio University and is a graduate of the University of Virginia/MESDA Summer Institute in Early Southern Material Culture & Decorative Arts.

Lecture on “Understanding Southern Silver” by Gary Albert of MESDA
Lecture on “Understanding Southern Silver” by Gary Albert of MESDA
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Thank you so much for leading us on a guided tour of the Joel Lane House! I had no idea that the kitchen was separate from the main house, and how different the two are. I had always assumed that the most dangerous job for a slave was in the fields, but your expertise showed me that the kitchen (because of the heat and potential for fire) was actually the most dangerous for a slave woman…