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Object Lesson: Ted Maust, Director of the Elfreth’s Alley Museum

April 2, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Object Lesson: Ted Maust, Director of the Elfreth’s Alley Museum | Fri, April 2, 2021 | 6:30 pm EST | LIVE on ZOOM

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Join us for First Friday Object Lesson followed by a festive virtual happy hour. Object Lesson is a monthly First Friday speaker series that opens wide the cases of the Center’s Museum Collection through the perspectives of individuals from the worlds of art, design, performance, community activism, education, and more, creating fresh dialogues about the Collection and its objects. The series invites the public for an up-close and personal experience in an informal, discursive setting that will encourage exploration of the many treasures in the Collection.

Ted Maust by Geneva Heffernan

Ted Maust is the Director of the Elfreth’s Alley Museum, which interprets the lives of people who have lived on one of Philadelphia’s most historic streets over 300 years. He is the son of a ceramic artist and spent much of his childhood at craft fairs and in art museums. Gravitating toward history, Ted received his M.A. from the Center for Public History at Temple University, where he studied historic house museums. Recently, Ted has been working on the Elfreth’s Alley Museum’s podcast, The Alley Cast; the second season (coming Summer 2021) focuses on the working lives of past residents. Episodes will feature boarding house operators, working children, builders, and–relevant to this Object Lesson–woodworkers such as cabinetmakers and turners.

This event is free to the public. The Center for Art in Wood interprets, nurtures, and champions creative engagement and expansion of art, craft, and design in wood to enhance the public’s understanding and appreciation of it. A suggested donation of $5 per person enables us to provide programs and exhibitions throughout the year.


Questions? Please contact Katie Sorenson, Senior Manager of Partnerships and Engagement at [email protected].


April 2, 2021
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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