Scholar Jane Nylander discusses parades in New England, including historic parades held in Dedham. Her talk is based on her new publication, “The Best Ever!: Parades in New England, 1788-1940” (2021).
Jane Nylander is a trustee of Old Sturbridge Village and president emerita of Historic New England. Formerly director of Strawbery Banke Museum, curator of textiles and ceramics at Old Sturbridge Village, and governor of The Decorative Arts Trust, Nylander has lectured extensively on New England social history and domestic interiors, textiles, clothing, and antiquarianism, as well as on the significance, organization, and management of museum collections in the US and abroad. Widely published in periodicals including Antiques, Antiques and Fine Art, Early American Life, and Historic New England, her most recent book is Windows on the Past: Four Centuries of New England Homes (Historic New England, 2009).
This webinar was funded by members of the Fisher Family in honor of their father, Ben Fisher, an active member of the Dedham community and Town government and was a Director of Dedham Historical Society (now Dedham Museum & Archive).