Our Daily Bread: Tales of How Treasures Were Saved

THU, NOV 13, 2003 (51:46)

"Cherished Possessions" exhibition manager Ken Turino recounts several fascinating stories, including that of a Dorchester family who saved two pieces of bread allegedly dating to the 17th century and a bedcover made by the mother and grandmother of Samuel Adams and passed down through generations of women. Turino shares the stories of how the 200 objects in the "Cherished Possessions" exhibition were saved and managed to survive to the present day, which are often as interesting as the objects themselves.

+ BIO: Ken Turino

Kenneth C. Turino holds a Masters of Arts in Teaching, Museum Education, from George Washington University. He is Manager of Community Engagement and Exhibitions at Historic New England, the oldest, largest and most comprehensive regional preservation organization in the country.

As Exhibitions Manager, Turino is responsible for developing, coordinating, and contracting for Historic New England's traveling exhibition program, locally, regionally, and nationally. Recent projects have included the critically acclaimed collaboration with MASS MoCA, "Yankee Remix: Artists Take on New England; The Photographs of Verner Reed 1950-1972"; The Camera's Coast and the award-winning "From Dairy to Doorstep: Milk Delivery in New England 1860-1960".

Mr. Turino is the Northern New England Regional Leadership Team Leader for the American Association for State and Local History Awards Program. Prior to coming to Historic New England, Turino was Executive Director of the Lynn Museum for fourteen years, an active local history museum in Lynn, Mass. He also served as Assistant Director at the Lyceum in Alexandria, Virginia and as Director of Education at the Paul Revere House in Boston.

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