Historic Northampton

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Exhibits & Events at Historic Northampton

The Stamp Act

The Stamp Act:
Continuous War on the Earth by US
by Karen Skelton & Phil Johnson

World War II ration books and stamps in the museum collection have triggered a Contemporary Art at Historic Northampton exhibition by the writer/designer team of Karen Skelton and Phil Johnson. Inspired by a World War II "war ration" booklet, Skelton and Johnson ask, "Why not ration war?" Using the perforated ration stamp motif, the artists created 45-50 prints incorporating war-related imagery.

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Agnes Varda
Pioneers: Three Women in Film
Fast Forward Film Series
Sunday, October 19 at 3 pm

Three historically significant films by women: Alice Guy-Blaché's Falling Leaves (1912)
Maya Deren's Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)
Agnès Varda’s Le Bonheur (excerpts, 1965).

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Spooky Stories Near and Far Spooky Stories Near and Far:
Traditional Ghost Stories told by storytellers Motoko & Rona Leventhal
November 1, 2014 at 7 pm

An evening of traditional ghost stories at Historic Northampton. Rona Leventhal will tell spooky multicultural folktales from her rich cornucopia of voices and characters. Motoko, from Japan, will take listeners into the dark sides of Japanese folklore, where demons, ogres, and spirits abound.

Suitable for ages 12+

Admission Tickets
In advance: $12
At the door: $15
Members: $10 plus preferential seating
Students and seniors: $8

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Rachel Hope Cleves

"Same-sex marriage is hardly new"
A lecture by Rachel Hope Cleves
Wednesday, November 12, 2o14
7:30 pm
Neilson Browsing Room
Smith College

Rachel Hope Cleves of the University of Victoria, British Columbia will speak on her book, Charity & Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America. Sponsored by Historic Northampton, the Smith College American Studies Program, the Smith College History Department, the Smith College Department of the Study of Women and Gender and the Smith College Lecture Committee. The event is free and open to the public.