The 2019 Spring Life of the Mind Salon Series begins on Wednesday, March 27 when historian Michael Henry Adams presents an architectural and social history of Harlem. Starting with its early days, the establishment of the first European farms in the mid-1660s and Thomas Jefferson's dinner at the Morris-Jumel mansion, he’ll explore the periods of social upheaval and change during which times numerous architectural styles came to the fore, right up to its present-day dynamism.
Harlem Lost and Found author, Michael Henry Adams is a Columbia University trained historian and preservationist. He is also an alum of the Attingham and the Victorian Society Summer Schools. Other books by Adams include Style and Grace, African Americas at Home and currently has underway Homo-Harlem, Lesbian and Gay Life in the African American Cultural Capital, 1915-1995. His field of special interest is revivalist residential architecture of the early 20th-Century, exemplified by Gilded Age country and town houses.
Members Free; Non-members $10. Reception at 5:30 pm, followed by the lecture at 6:00 pm. Register online or call 401-847-0292 for reservations.