Help create a pop-up museum in honor of Greenwich Reads Together selection

stationelevenIf life as you knew it came to an end tomorrow, what single object would you choose to sustain your most cherished memories? You can help the Greenwich Historical Society create a “Lasting Relics” pop-up museum at the Byram Shubert Library to explore the ideas of love, loss and memory in connection with this year’s Greenwich Reads Together selection, Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel. The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 3-4 p.m., at the Byram Shubert Library, Community Room, 21 Mead Avenue, Greenwich.

The pop-up museum will respond to themes that run throughout Station Eleven, a story that follows a small band of performing artists who attempt to keep their art and humanity alive after civilization is forever altered by a pandemic. For those who are unfamiliar with the concept, a pop-up museum is a temporary exhibit created by those who show up to participate. The host chooses a theme and venue and then invites guests to bring an on-topic object to share–in this case, something of personal significance. The idea is to bring people together for conversation and exploration of a topic through stories, objects and sometimes art. The pop-up museum lasts only as long as the event.

greenwichreadstogetherlogoThose interested should plan to arrive at the Byram Shubert library at 3 p.m. to add their object to the mix and to write a short label explaining the reason for its selection. At 3:30 each participant will share the story behind his or her selection. They will also have the opportunity to engage in conversation about Station Eleven.

The Greenwich Historical Society participates in Greenwich Reads Together annually and has supported the program since its inception. The program is cosponsored with the Byram Shubert Library.

Open to all ages. Reservations not required.

Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.

For more information on Greenwich Reads Together, visit greenwichlibrary.org/ greenwich-reads-together-mandel; for more info on pop-up museums, visit popupmuseum.org.

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