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Behind Closed Doors: Asleep in New England

October 10, 2014 — March 22, 2015


Behind Closed Doors: Asleep in New England uncovered the complex role sleep has played in everyday life throughout American history, drawing upon the expertise of Consulting Curators Jane and Richard Nylander and their groundbreaking research to explore the material culture of sleeping, as well as the Concord Museum’s exceptional collection. Dressing tables, necessary chairs, washstands, high chests, coffins, cradles, and adult cradles from the Concord Museum’s decorative arts collection and from the collections of Historic New England, Old Sturbridge Village, and other New England institutions were on display.

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