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Museum Guild Meeting: Sum of Trifles Author Julia Ridley Smith

October 17, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am


Join the Museum Guild for a talk about the objects we inherit and their meaning in our lives with Julia Ridley Smith.

When Julia Ridley Smith’s parents died, they left behind a virtual museum of furniture, books, art, and artifacts. Between the contents of their home, the stock from their Greensboro antiques shop, and the ephemera of two lives lived, Smith faced a monumental task. What would she do with her parents’ possessions? Smith’s wise and moving memoir in essays, The Sum of Trifles, peels back the layers of meaning surrounding specific objects her parents owned, from an eighteenth-century miniature to her father’s prosthetics.

Social time begins at 10, followed by the program at 10:30. Members of the Guild, the Museum and the public are invited to attend. If you have questions, please call Gayle Fripp at 336-601-6191.


October 17, 2022
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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