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Springfield’s Fred T. Ley, the Springfield Man Who Built the Chrysler Building

October 19 @ 12:15 pm1:00 pm

The Art-Deco style Chrysler Building in New York City was built by Fred T. Ley, a general contractor from Springfield, MA.

Mirror at the Gate: Greek Buddhist and Christian Art and Archaeology

October 26 @ 12:15 pm1:00 pm

An examination of material connections between neighboring regions during Late Antiquity.

Continuing Conversation: Mirror at the Gate

October 26 @ 1:30 pm2:00 pm

Members-only discussion with our docents.

Anne Sullivan’s Massachusetts, 1870-1920: Disability, Poverty, Economic Independence, and Advocacy

November 2 @ 12:15 pm1:00 pm

Tracing Anne’s journey to the Perkins School for the Blind, then following how her work with Helen Keller.

Hope Diamond: The Legendary History of a Cursed Gem

November 5 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm

Dr. Richard Kurin, Distinguished Scholar from the Smithsonian, goes beyond the speculation to reveal the truth behind a legendary stone.

An Overview of Western Massachusetts Residential Architectural Styles

November 9 @ 12:15 pm1:00 pm

Can’t tell a Queen Anne from a Craftsman? This introduction to local architecture may help!

Continuing Conversation: The Reformation

November 9 @ 1:30 pm2:00 pm

Members-only discussion with our docents.

Walking Tour: Springfield Armory National Historic Site

November 11 @ 10:30 am12:00 pm

An enlightening stroll through the downtown Springfield.

The Invention of the American Art Museum, 1870—1930: From Craft to Cultural History

November 12 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm

Examine the momentous changes that transformed American museums to world-class status.

Albert Einstein: Relatively Speaking

November 16 @ 12:15 pm1:00 pm

As a non-scientist trying to share the genius of Einstein’s theory of relativity, George Capaccio took the scientist’s words to heart: “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” Capaccio’s imaginative storytelling will help the audience gain insight…

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