Archaeology of the Oyo Empire and Materiality of Atlantic Modernity (West Africa)

November 9, 6pm

Dr. Akin Ogundiran, Chancellor’s Professor at the University of North Carolina – Charlotte, will speak about his archaeological research on the Oyo Empire (ca. 1570-1836) and its implications for understanding the age of Atlantic modernity, an experience defined by the movement of people, goods, and ideas, and reorganization of the physical and social landscapes.  Admission is free.

Museum Closed for Thanksgiving

November 24 - 28

The Museum will be closed Wednesday, November 24 through Sunday, November 28 for Thanksgiving.

Museum Closed for Winter Break

December 11 - January 3

The Museum will be closed Saturday, December 11 through Monday, January 3 for Winter Break.

Booth at IdeasCityWS

October 2, 11am-4pm

Visit the Lam Museum’s booth at IdeasCityWS in Bailey Park to learn about blockchain technology and its potential uses in museums.  Click here to learn more.

Indigenous Peoples Day

October 11, Events at 4pm & 6pm

Join us for the Lam Museum’s annual recognition of Indigenous Peoples Day, focusing this year on Cherokee horticulture in North Carolina.

4:00pm – 5:30pm Tohi Garden Tour & Volunteer Opportunity

Since 2008, the Tohi Garden has been one of Wake Forest’s best kept secrets. Initially created as a stormwater management system, the wooded area behind Angelou Residence Hall was transformed into a haven for native plants, especially those important to Cherokee peoples. Tohi means wellness, unstressed, or peaceful in Cherokee. Join the Office of Sustainability as we welcome David Anderson, Horticulture Operations Supervisor for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, for a tour and work session in the garden. All experience levels are welcome. Please bring water and closed-toed shoes and register in advance: Space is limited.

 6:00pm Lecture: Putting Culture Back Into Agriculture

Speaker David Anderson is the Horticulture Operations Supervisor in the Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and an enrolled member of the EBCI.  He will discuss the Cherokee relationship with the land and how farming and heritage crops connect to greater Cherokee culture. This lecture will take place at the Lam Museum.  Admission is free.