Calendar of Events
Peabody Museum Lectures, Events, & Exhibits
All events are free and open to the public, except where noted below. All lectures are at the Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge, except where noted below.
DOWNLOAD the current Harvard Museums of Science and Culture Programs guide. As one of the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture (HMSC), Peabody Museum programs are included, as well as programs for the Harvard Museum of Natural History, the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, and the Harvard Semitic Museum.
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Thursdays, 1pm–4pm September 11 –November 13
Harvard Yard Archaeology Project excavations (weather permitting)
Thursday, September 11, 1:30 pm
Opening Ceremony for the Harvard Yard Archaeology Project
Harvard Yard, outside Matthews Hall, rain or shine
Tuesday, September 23, 6:00 pm
Diana Loren, Director of Academic Partnerships and Museum Curator, Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
Saturday, September 27, 9:00-5:00 pm
Smithsonian Museum Day at Harvard Museums of Science & Culture
Free admission for two people with Smithsonian Museum Day ticket. Select "Harvard Museums of Science & Culture" for access to all four museums.
Thursday, October 2, 6:00 pm
Public Lecture and Book Signing
Patricia Chapple Wright, Professor of Anthropology, Stony Brook University
Sunday, October 5 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Special Event for All Ages
Monday, October 13 12:00-4:30 pm
Special Family Event
Saturday, November 1, 6:00–9:00 pm
Advance tickets required
Sunday, November 2, 12:00–4:00 pm
Special Family Event
Thursday, November 6, 1:30 pm
Results Day, Harvard Yard Archaeology Project
Students of Anthropology 1130 show and discuss the findings of the 2014 excavation season. Harvard Yard outside Matthews Hall.
Thursday, November 6, 6:00 pm
Beautiful and Deadly: The Arts of War
Steven LeBlanc, Curator, Arts of War: Artistry in Weapons across Cultures, Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
Wednesday, November 18, 6:00 pm
Protecting the Ash Tree: Wabanaki Diplomacy and Sustainability Science in Maine
Darren Ranco (PhD Social Anthropology, Harvard University), Chair of Native American Programs, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Coordinator of Native American Research, University of Maine