“The first thing Steven Lubar, Professor of American Studies, History, and History of Art and Architecture at Brown University, ruined for the Little Compton Historical Society was Benjamin Church’s sword…”

A professor volunteers at a local historical society and uncovers myths, mysteries, and misidentified artifacts. Marjory O’Toole of the Little Compton Historical Society uses these revisions to help visitors understand issues of curation and authenticity, and to emphasize the importance of constantly reviewing interpretation and incorporating new scholarship.

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