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“Addressing Historical Truth in a Divided 21st Century Society”

As part of the 2022 Cleveland Humanities Festival: DISCOURSE, the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities will host a virtual discussion, “Addressing Historical Truth in a Divided 21st Century Society,” Thursday, March 31, at 5:30 p.m.

Kelly Falcone-Hall, president and CEO of the Western Reserve Historical Society (WRHS), and Dennis Barrie, WRHS director of experience design, will discuss how museums have a responsibility to provide accurate experiences that benefit society. They will use collections to share stories about the American experience. Increasingly, many museum collections as seen through the lens of the 21st century are controversial, representing a shared history that is troubling, tragic and unresolved.

Register for the event. The Zoom link will be sent after registration.