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Symposium – Elias Pelletreau: Long Island’s Silversmith and Entrepreneur

October 27 @ 9:45 am - 3:30 pm

- $12

All day symposium exploring this important early American silversmith’s life and work, as well as the Long Island Colonial and Revolutionary War-era world that he inhabited. Scholars and historians examine Pelletreau’s fine craftsmanship and his essential role in the complex trade and social worlds. Fees include symposium and museum admission. Member discount available. Optional $10 additional fee for lunch. Pre-registration and pre-payment required.

Topics for discussion:

Pelletreaus’ Life and Legacy

Presented by Deborah Dependahl Waters, Ph.D., Independent historian and decorative arts specialist; Guest curator, Elias Pelletreau:  Long Island Silversmith and Entrepreneur

Pelletreau’s Larger World

Presented by Jennifer L. Anderson, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History, Stony Brook University

American Craftsmen of the 18th Century

Presented by David Barquist, Curator of American Decorative Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art

An Artisan’s Point of View

Presented by Eric Messin, Silversmith & Jeweler, Pelletreau Silver Shop, Southampton


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October 27
9:45 am - 3:30 pm
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The Long Island Museum
1200 Route 25A
Stony Brook, NY 11790 United States
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