Events

Russell Mittermeier
Date: Oct 04, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Free Public Lecture

Russell A. Mittermeier, Chief Conservation Officer, Global Wildlife Conservation; Chair, Primate Specialist Group, Species Survival Commission of the International Union for Conservation of Nature

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Date: Oct 03, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

Lecture, Poetry Reading & Book Signing

Heid E. Erdrich. Poet, Writer, and Filmmaker
Tacey M. Atsitty, Poet
Eric L. Gansworth, Writer and Visual Artist; Professor of English and Lowery Writer-in-Residence, Canisius College

Date: Sep 29, 2018 at 9:00 am
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

Tsamgao, son of ≠Toma, with his homemake clay "camera," 1955

Date: Sep 22, 2018 at 9:00 am to at 5:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 22, 2018.

Date: Aug 24, 2018 at 9:00 am to at 5:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

Native American Technologies
Date: Aug 20, 2018 at 9:30 am to Aug 24, 2018 at 12:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum, 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 native peoples of North America.

Advance registration required

Summer Science Week Peabody Explorers
Date: Jul 09, 2018 at 9:30 am to Jul 13, 2018 at 12:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

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.

For students entering Grades 3–4

Summer Solstice photo by Jeffrey Blackwell
Date: Jun 21, 2018 at 5:00 pm to at 9:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA

Free Special Event Open to the Public

Studio portrait of an Aymará Indian of La Paz, Bolivia by Ricardo Villaalba, c. 1870. Hand-colored carte de visite. PM 2004.29.10557. Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology. ©President and Fellows of Harvard College
Date: Apr 24, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street. Cambridge, MA

Melissa Banta, Projects Curator, Weissman Preservation Center, Harvard Library Museum Associate, Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Harvard University

Model of habitations and forts, Massachusetts and southern New England. PM 06-23-10/66309. Courtesy Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology.

Date: Apr 22, 2018 at 10:00 am to at 12:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Zoe Eddy (Wendat-Huron, Mohawk), Graduate Student in Archaeology, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University

Native Americans built different types of homes to address
the challenges of widely varied environments. In this program, families will explore ancient engineering while constructing simple models of a sod house, a wetu, a plank house, and a tipi, and they will have the opportunity to compare Native American homes in the museum exhibit dioramas.

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