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Sunday, July 3, 2022

Juneteenth celebration and “In A Different Hue” exhibit opens this weekend at the OSH

BROWNINGTON — This Sunday is Juneteenth, and from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. the Old Stone House Museum will open a new exhibit entitled In a Different Hue: Race and Representation.

All are welcome to join the museum for a dedication ceremony, light refreshments, and a museum open house.

The ceremony will begin promptly at 11:00 AM with a few words from Associate Director of Collections and Interpretation, Dr. Spencer Kuchle.

This free event will also have activities for families with children as well as ice cream.

“Our collections team used artifacts found at the Old Stone House Museum & Historic Village as a portal for deeper exploration into issues of race and representation,” the museum said in a statement.

The new exhibit examines the themes of politics, narrative imagination, and racial stereotypes in relation to Orleans County’s history.

In the process, it offers a broader context for understanding the complexities of shared memory and meaning-making, especially in times of political polarization and partisanship when there are no agreed-upon facts.

All are welcome to attend and explore this thought-provoking exhibit.

The Old Stone House Museum is dedicated to celebrating the life and legacy of Alexander Lucius Twilight, the nation’s first African American college graduate and legislator in the United States.

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