Oct.12-Nov.6 2022
6-8pm daily

Installation-related programming is free and open to all! Some events require registration (see links).

Wed Oct. 12

6pm | Opening Service and Film Premiere

Join us for a service of prayer and hear from Darby Vassall's living descendants before the film premieres. Reception to follow.

Livestreaming will be available on Youtube and Facebook.

Christ Church Cambridge
0 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138︎︎︎

Thu Oct. 27

6-7pm | Longfellow Fall Lecture Series

The Longfellow House will speak about Darby Vassall’s connection to the site. Nicole Piepenbrink will share a brief presentation about her multidisciplinary research, analysis, and design process. 

A recording will be available following the event.


Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters
105 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138︎︎︎

Sun Oct. 30

3pm | Landscape of Slavery Tour

Drawing from the Report of the Presidential Committee on the Harvard & the Legacy of Slavery, this six-stop tour engages with the local geography of African and Indigenous enslavement in words, silence, and stillness. Join us as we learn about those who were wrongly oppressed, enslaved, and buried here, but whose dignity and humanity we aim to acknowledge and honor during this exploration.


The Sunken Garden in Radcliffe Yard
10 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138︎︎︎

Sat Nov. 5

9-11am | Darby Vassall Quiet Day

Join us for a contemplative retreat focusing on the extraordinary life and activism of Darby Vassall, who was buried in the Christ Church crypt at his own request in 1861.

Need childcare to attend the quiet day, or interested in your child spending some time learning alongside you? A Godly Play session wil be offered, using one of the new “People of Color Who Inspire” stories, followed by supervised arts and crafts and playtime for children Pre-K through 5th grade.


Christ Church Cambridge
0 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138︎︎︎

Sun Nov. 6

8am & 10:15am | Holy Eucharist at Christ Church 

Join Christ Church for worship on the Sunday following All Saints’ Day. Alden Fossett (Kellogg Fellow at the Harvard Episcopal Chaplaincy) will speak at both services.

4pm | Evensong Choir at Christ Church

8pm | Installation closes

Christ Church Cambridge
0 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138︎︎︎