Tuesday, November 9, 5:30pm, L140 Elvehjem Building
The Dominy Craftsmen: Who, What, When, and Why? Charles F. Hummel, Curator Emeritus and Adjunct Professor, Winterthur Museum and Garden, will explore aspects of the lives and products of a family of craftsmen who lived and worked in East Hampton Village. For more than one hundred years, ca. 1750-ca.1850, four generations of the Dominy family supported themselves and their families with the products of their craft activity. "The Dominy Craftsmen: Who, What, When, and Why?" explores the social, economic and cultural factors that help to explain why they prospered and the factors that shaped the products of their shops.
Sponsored by the Material Culture Program.