Honoring and Remembering: Can We Memorialize Historical Figures Without Glorifying Atrocities?

October 4, 2018 - 6:00 pm
Museum of the American Revolution

Tickets: $20 General Admission, $15 Museum Members, $10 Students

Honoring and Remembering: Can We Memorialize Historical Figures Without Glorifying Atrocities?

The panel will explore whether a moral society can at once honor the positive accomplishments of historical figures while also accurately recounting the negative consequences of their actions, as well as how we can lift up other stories that have often gone untold.

Panelists include Kevin Gover, Director of the National Museum of the American Indian; Ray Halbritter, Oneida Indian Nation Representative, Nation Enterprises CEO and a Museum Board Member; Rosalyn J. McPherson, president of The ROZ Group, which managed community relations and oversaw historical content for The President’s House Project in Philadelphia, among others; and Dr. Eric Shed, lecturer on education and director of the Harvard Teacher Fellows Program whose research has included changing currents around Columbus Day.

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