In the wake of the Civil War, many Americans were drawn to spiritualism in the vain hope of connecting with loved ones lost in the war. Capitalizing on the era’s interest in the spirit world, some photographers took advantage of these hopes by claiming to capture the spirits of the deceased in their photographs through clever processing techniques.
But, this wasn’t the only morbid fascination that defined this time period – you’ll also learn about post-mortem photography, “hidden mothers,” memento mori, and lockets stuffed with the hair of deceased loved ones.
Virtual reality technology! Sewing machines! Tickets to museums! Community gardens! When’s the last time you checked out your public library? Join Vidhya Jagannathan and Kate Jacobson from Cobb County Public Library for a not-so-quiet evening at the Reeves House and learn about all the amazing ways public libraries are more than just books!
Get a chance to connect the current exhibit, Stacie U. Rose: Current Conditions, in the Gallery to a topic right here in our community!
**Our “Tie-in Talks” are recurring events that take place every other Tuesday**
TUESDAY, April 26th
RSVP’ing is encouraged to give us an idea of how many to expect and to help keep you in the loop with future events & happenings at the Reeves House. Tie-In Talks begin at 6:30pm and last ~1 hour.
There is no charge for the Gallery or this event. We encourage you to RSVP in order to stay in the loop with future events and ask that you consider a tax-deductible donation to help us continue to program accessible experiences for our entire community.
Due to Health Department regulations in the Cafe and for the safety of the Gallery pieces, only service animals are permitted inside the building.
All surfaces will be wiped down and sanitized prior to opening.
Masks and Facial Coverings
Face coverings are encouraged during this event to ensure the safety of all guests and staff.