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New England in the South Seas: Two Centuries of Trade and Exploration Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Harvard University
Geological Lecture Hall,
24 Oxford Street,
Cambridge, MA
May 1, 2019
Start Time: 6:00 PM

Price: FREE
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Ingrid Ahlgren, Curator of Oceania, Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

As early as the 1700s, the fledgling United States actively explored and exchanged goods with the islands across the great wide Pacific Ocean. New England—and Massachusetts in particular—played an active, varied role in these explorations, which included the China Pacific trade, the whaling industry, the foreign Christian ministries, and the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. Ingrid Ahlgren will illuminate some of these historical legacies and show how Peabody Museum objects can shed light on the unique relationships and exchanges between Pacific Islanders and New Englanders

New England in the South Seas: Two Centuries of Trade and Exploration