Free online screening of “Ghost Tour,” a virtual tour of the exhibit “Education Will Be Our Pride: The Colored School at the Peale (1878-1889)” followed by a panel discussion with some of the researchers who have been working on this part of the Peale’s history and the exhibition, including Tonika Berkley (Peale curator and educator) and Dean Krimmel (historian, museum consultant, and Peale board member).
Why call it a “Ghost Tour”?
There are no images or artifacts left from the time the Peale was “Male and Female Colored School, No. 1.” Therefore, the on-site exhibition was purely audio-based. As visitors walked through the rooms of the Peale, they heard voices revealing the stories about the school. Tonika Berkley, the curator of the exhibition, called it a “Ghost Tour” because it was trying to recover the voices and stories of Male and Female Colored School No. 1, of which nothing tangible remains.
To further the idea, the virtual tour uses 3-D point cloud scanning that appears ghostly and grainy.Eventbrite