Events

HMSC fall 2016 program guide

Peabody Museum Lectures, Events, & Exhibitions

All events are free and open to the public, except where noted below. All lectures are at the Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge, except where noted below.

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Native American Technologies
Date: Jul 24, 2017 at 9:30 am to Jul 28, 2017 at 12:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Students entering grades 5–6

Become an experimental anthropologist and use a spear thrower, drill a hole with a bow-drill, and try other technologies of Indigenous people of North America.

Advance registration required. $160 members / $180 nonmembers

All the World Is Beer
Date: Jul 27, 2017 at 6:30 pm to at 9:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

In 1893, millions of people descended upon Chicago to visit the World’s Columbian Exposition. Harvard’s Frederic Putnam introduced Victorian-era Americans to the new field of anthropology. Thomas Edison unveiled the moving picture machine. George Ferris became a celebrity with his “Chicago Wheel.” Cracker Jack, hamburgers, shredded wheat, chocolate brownies, and Quaker Oats all made their debuts, and some of the best American beer makers presented their brews. The fair was a celebration of innovation, and this included beer.

Peabody Explorers
Date: Aug 07, 2017 at 9:30 am to Aug 11, 2017 at 12:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Students entering grades 3–4

Explore the daily life of the ancient Maya people through hands-on activities with hieroglyphs, clay, food, outdoor games, and some surprises. Learn a little Spanish and become a magnificent Mesoamerican for a week.

Advance registration required. $160 members / $180 nonmembers