Students in Barbara Allen’s POSC 217 Monuments, Museums & Meaning: How Politics Shapes Memory in Artifacts, worked with artists in residence Bevin Mcnamara and Jesse Willenbring; Sarah Cluggish, Director and Curator of the Perlman Teaching Museum; and Sean Leahy of the Gould Library to create museum exhibits focused on significant events that occurred in 2019 and 2020.

The assignment asked them to consider events that would be of interest to viewers fifty years from now in 2071. They were asked to focus on the artifacts and visual representations of their chosen event, with limited captioning and text narratives. They present their work here in the form of a book meant to be viewed online.