10th Annual Sally Lanagan Lecture
The Best Ever! Parades in New England
Wednesday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m.
Learn about the elaborate festivities that featured floats, costumes, performers, and music and celebrated annual holidays and storied events.
“Jane Nylander reminds us that ‘everyone loves a parade!’” – Philip Zea, President Emeritus, Historic Deerfield. Join us for the 10th annual Sally Lanagan Lecture where historian Jane Nylander explores the cultural history of New England parades from the start of the nation to World War II. Filled with over 300 images of New England parades, Nylander’s 2021 book explores how communities celebrated, gathered, and expressed their civic pride with inspiring and sometimes jaw-dropping displays.