April 9, 2019
114 West Wayne Avenue
Wayne, PA 19087
Excavating Memory: Architecture & Home, by Elizabeth Mosier
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
In Mosier’s new book, Excavating Memory, archaeology is used as a framework to explore personal material, including her mother’s memory loss, the layering of shared experience in creating family or community narratives, and the role artifacts play in historical memory. Her talk will explore heirlooms and everyday objects as material evidence, indicating who we are and how we live.
Novelist and essayist Elizabeth Mosier logged 1,000 volunteer hours processing colonial-era artifacts at Philadelphia’s Independence National Historical Park Archaeology Laboratory to write Excavating Memory: Archaeology & Home (New Rivers Press, 2019). A graduate of Bryn Mawr College and the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, her nonfiction has been selected as notable in Best American Essays and appears widely in journals and newspapers including The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Poets & Writers.
Co-sponsored by Radnor Historical Society & RML. Refreshments will be served.