Events

Friday, October 31, 2014 7:00 PM8:30 PM
Tour ghostly Wistariahurst by candlelight! Creep down darkened hallways and rooms of the spooky Skinner Mansion on a rare guided tour at night! Tours will start at 7:00 and 8:30 PM. Reservations are necessary and can be made by calling the museum or visiting the museum's website.
Saturday, November 1, 2014 1:00 PM2:30 PM
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
  • Lynn Public Library, 5 North Common Street
  • Lynn, Essex County, MA (Northeast)
  • contact: (781) 595-0567 ext. 110
  • email: scronin@noblenet.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, November 1, 2014 11:00 AM12:30 PM
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
  • Parlin Memorial Library, 410 Broadway
  • Everett, Middlesex County, MA (Northeast)
  • contact: (617) 394-2306
  • email: vandalin@noblenet.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, November 1, 2014 12:00 PM1:30 PM
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
  • Raynham Public Library, 760 South Main Street
  • Raynham, Bristol County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: (508) 823-1344
  • email: kbrother@sailsinc.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, November 1, 2014 2:00 PM3:30 PM
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
  • Grafton Public Library, 35 Grafton Common
  • Grafton, Worcester County, MA (Central)
  • contact: (508) 839-4649
  • email: acusher@cwmars.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, November 1, 2014 1:00 PM2:30 PM
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
  • East Longmeadow Public Library, 60 Center Square
  • East Longmeadow, Hampden County, MA (CT Valley)
  • contact: (413) 525-5400 x1505
  • email: jenny.kinder@eastlongmeadowma.gov
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, November 1, 2014 10:30 AM12:00 PM
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
  • Huntington Public Library, 7 East Main Street
  • Huntington, Hampshire County, MA (CT Valley)
  • contact: (413) 667-3506
  • email: huntingtonlib@comcast.net
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, November 1, 2014 10:00 AM
Continuing our genealogy workshops series, we will be visiting the Field Burying Ground to learn the process of documenting a cemetery. Participants will learn to measure, describe, photograph, and transcribe the stones and will get to put their new skills to the test documenting the cemetery and adding to the historical record of this little-known burial ground in Taunton. A camera is not necessary, but if you have one, your work will be added to the OCHS collection for the use of future researchers.
  • Meet at Field Burying Ground, between 34 and 48 Field Street, at 9:45 AM. Parking is available along Field and Bay Street.
  • Taunton, Bristol County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: 508-822-1622
  • cost: Free but space is limited so please R.S.V.P.
Saturday, November 1, 2014 1:00 PM3:00 PM
“Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it? -every, every minute?” Please join us for this unique staged reading of Thornton Wilder’s classic portrayal of the cycle of life and death as directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian, a collaboration with Underground Railway Theater, a company in-residence at Central Square Theater. Acts One and Two of "Our Town" will take place in Story Chapel; the final act will take place in the landscape. Experience the conversation between these two American masterpieces – the play and the place. Please note: Act 3 will be held outside, except in case of extreme weather. There is a short walk involved. Please dress accordingly for cold or light rain.
Sunday, November 2, 2014 1:00 PM3:00 PM
“Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it? -every, every minute?” Please join us for this unique staged reading of Thornton Wilder’s classic portrayal of the cycle of life and death as directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian, a collaboration with Underground Railway Theater, a company in-residence at Central Square Theater. Acts One and Two of Our Town will take place in Story Chapel; the final act will take place in the landscape. Experience the conversation between these two American masterpieces – the play and the place. Please note: Act 3 will be held outside, except in case of extreme weather. There is a short walk involved. Please dress accordingly for cold or light rain.
Monday, November 3, 2014 6:00 PM7:00 PM
Part of the Historical Lecture Series: Threads that Bind - Textiles in the Connecticut River Valley, Dennis Piccard’s discussion is geared to the layman who is interested in learning more about the machines most of our ancestors operated when they immigrated to this area. It will also be interesting to those who come across these machines in manuscripts and historical novels and would like to better understand them.
Monday, November 3, 2014 4:00 PM5:30 PM
Four long time residents of the area's longest lasting communes will recount their experiences and lessons learned along the way. All four farms are descendants of the Liberation News Service: Packer Corners (Total Loss Farm), Montague Farm (Montague Retreat Center), Wendell Farm, Tree Frog Farm (Kopkind Colony). Moderator: Timothy Miller, University of Kansas.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 7:00 PM8:30 PM
United States Poet Laureate (2012-2014) and Pulitzer Prize winner Natasha Trethewey will read poems from Thrall, Native Guard, Bellocq’s Ophelia, and other works. In May 2014, Trethewey concluded two terms as the 19th Poet Laureate of the United States. She is currently the State Poet Laureate of Mississippi. She is the author of four collections of poetry and the recipient of numerous fellowships. Trethewey also contributed to “Where Poetry Lives,” a feature on the PBS NewsHour. This event is part of the Higgins School’s African American Intellectual Culture Series and is co-sponsored with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Office of the Provost at Clark University.
Saturday, November 8, 2014 11:00 AM12:30 PM
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
  • Parlin Memorial Library, 410 Broadway
  • Everett, Middlesex County, MA (Northeast)
  • contact: (617) 394-2306
  • email: vandalin@noblenet.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, November 8, 2014 1:00 PM2:30 PM
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
  • Lynn Public Library, 5 North Common Street
  • Lynn, Essex County, MA (Northeast)
  • contact: (781) 595-0567 ext. 110
  • email: scronin@noblenet.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, November 8, 2014 1:00 PM2:30 PM
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
  • East Longmeadow Public Library, 60 Center Square
  • East Longmeadow, Hampden County, MA (CT Valley)
  • contact: (413) 525-5400 x1505
  • email: jenny.kinder@eastlongmeadowma.gov
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, November 8, 2014 12:00 PM1:30 PM
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
  • Raynham Public Library, 760 South Main Street
  • Raynham, Bristol County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: (508) 823-1344
  • email: kbrother@sailsinc.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, November 8, 2014 10:30 AM12:00 PM
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
  • Huntington Public Library, 7 East Main Street
  • Huntington, Hampshire County, MA (CT Valley)
  • contact: (413) 667-3506
  • email: huntingtonlib@comcast.net
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, November 8, 2014 3:00 PM4:30 PM
A reading and discussion program for families with children ages 10-13. Children and their parents or caregivers will read chapters from age-appropriate novels and convene four times. Skilled facilitators will lead provocative conversations.
  • J.V. Fletcher Library, 50 Main Street
  • Westford, Middlesex County, MA (Northeast)
  • contact: (978) 399-2307
  • email: kmcgann@westfordma.gov
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, November 8, 2014 2:30 PM
Proclamation is an eight-week, after-school writing and performance lab for rising high school juniors and seniors from Boston and Cambridge. Each year, ten students are selected to create and perform an original theater piece. This year's program, Proclamation 2, will explore the theme of RADICALS, inspired by Timothy Patrick McCarthy's The Radical Reader.
Saturday, November 8, 2014 7:30 PM
Proclamation is an eight-week, after-school writing and performance lab for rising high school juniors and seniors from Boston and Cambridge. Each year, ten students are selected to create and perform an original theater piece. This year's program, Proclamation 2, will explore the theme of RADICALS, inspired by Timothy Patrick McCarthy's The Radical Reader.
Sunday, November 9, 2014 2:00 PM4:00 PM
Marsha Finley lectures on Elizabeth Reynard and Virginia Gildersleeve, with emphasis on the many important causes they were involved in: women's educational equality and sufferage, the WAVES in WWII, the drafting of the UN Charter, and the establishment of a modern educational system in post-war Japan. Finley focuses on their love of Cape Cod, Reynard's books based on Cape folklore, their time in Chatham in a neighborhood filled with artists (like Harold Brett) and other intellectuals, their renovation and donation of the Jericho House in Dennis, etc. Gildersleeve and Reynard organized a women's group to halt Air Force bombing off Monomoy, for example.
Sunday, November 9, 2014 3:00 PM4:15 PM
Famous today as the country house depicted in the television series Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle has a fascinating history. Home since 1672 of the Herbert family, later Earls of Carnarvon, the house was created in the 19th century by architect Charles Barry. Highclere was home of the 5th Earl, who financed the 1922 expedition that discovered the tomb of King Tut. The 5th Earl's wife, Lady Almina, the illegitimate daughter of Alfred de Rothschild, brought great prominence to Highclere. Through the generosity of her father, she was a pioneer of military hospitals. Architectural historian Curt DiCamillo will explore Highclere, linking it to other historic houses, and explaining how the fictional Downton plot line has unexpected echoes to Highclere's history.
Sunday, November 9, 2014 4:00 PM5:30 PM
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the 40th anniversary of the legal proceedings that led to court-ordered busing to desegregate Boston Public Schools. This forum examines legislative and judicial efforts throughout our history to create a more equitable society and discuss the potential of each to confront the growing inequalities of our time. Distinguished panelists include: Former Congressman Barney Frank; Former Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Margaret H. Marshall; Rutgers Law Professor David Dante Troutt; and Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation. Moderator: Political journalist Todd Purdum
Sunday, November 9, 2014 5:30
To celebrate its 40th year, Mass Humanities will confer the Governor’s Award upon four exemplary individuals whose public actions have been grounded in an appreciation of the humanities, and have enhanced civic life in the Commonwealth. The honorees: Jill Ker Conway, Hubie Jones, J. Donald Monan, S.J., and Malcolm Rogers. Reception and silent auction begins at 5:30 PM, followed by dinner and The Governor’s Awards in the Humanities Presentations at 6:30 PM.
Monday, November 10, 2014 6:00 PM7:00 PM
Part of the Historical Lecture Series: Threads that Bind - Textiles in the Connecticut River Valley, Jane Crutchfield, Western Massachusetts Coordinator of the Mass Quilt Documentation Project (which has documented over 7,000 pre-1950 quilts) encourages the study and preservation of quilts and demonstrates that these textiles convey important insights about the lives of Massachusetts women from the colonial period to the present. Crutchfield will bring along a few antique quilts that presented mysteries and encourages attendees to bring their own mystery quilts to share. Crutchfield will also give guidance on how to be a detective in one’s own quilt research.
Saturday, November 15, 2014 11:00 AM12:30 PM
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
  • Parlin Memorial Library, 410 Broadway
  • Everett, Middlesex County, MA (Northeast)
  • contact: (617) 394-2306
  • email: vandalin@noblenet.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, November 15, 2014 1:00 PM2:30 PM
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
  • Lynn Public Library, 5 North Common Street
  • Lynn, Essex County, MA (Northeast)
  • contact: (781) 595-0567 ext. 110
  • email: scronin@noblenet.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, November 15, 2014 12:00 PM1:30 PM
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
  • Raynham Public Library, 760 South Main Street
  • Raynham, Bristol County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: (508) 823-1344
  • email: kbrother@sailsinc.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, November 15, 2014 2:00 PM3:30 PM
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
  • Grafton Public Library, 35 Grafton Common
  • Grafton, Worcester County, MA (Central)
  • contact: (508) 839-4649
  • email: acusher@cwmars.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, November 15, 2014 1:00 PM2:30 PM
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
  • East Longmeadow Public Library, 60 Center Square
  • East Longmeadow, Hampden County, MA (CT Valley)
  • contact: (413) 525-5400 x1505
  • email: jenny.kinder@eastlongmeadowma.gov
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, November 15, 2014 11:00 MA4:00 PM
The pride of being a “Dennisonian” runs deep among former employees and their families and the Framingham History Center is pleased to present an exhibition of this extraordinary company. It will feature a timeline tracing Dennison firsts among the manufacture of machines and products, retail and industrial systems, marketing initiatives, and the progressive management practices that ensured the welfare of its employees. Former employees may find themselves or their colleagues in a special display of images from the more recent past. Window displays will contain Dennison products from jewelers boxes (1844) to jewelers’ tags (1851) to crepe paper (1892) to Christmas Line items complete with the stickers and gift tags (1902) that gave rise to the Christmas gift wrapping industry. Babylonian tags dating back to 2400 B.C. and crepe paper art are among other eye stopping objects that you won’t want to miss. Exhibition open Wednesday-Saturday 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. until December 2015.
Sunday, November 16, 2014 4:00 PM5:00 PM
“The Literary Movement America Forgot” is what the Huffington Post recently wrote about Voices Beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse by African Americans of the 19th Century. This was the period when freeborn, self-liberated, and African descendants began writing and publishing in the years after Emancipation in response to the call for authored works from the nation’s first black-owned periodicals. The book's editors, Erika DeSimone and Fidel Louis, offer a fresh perspective on American life through poetry, while the New England Conservatory’s African-American Experience Through Music Ensemble connects historical and contemporary songs of freedom. NEC faculty, doctoral student, and vocal stylist Nedelka Prescod leads the ensemble and traces the history of black music from its origins in Africa across the seas and into American culture through a blend of voices and instruments performing spirituals, jazz, blues, ragtime, R&B, soul, and gospel.
  • Museum of African American History: Boston Campus, 46 Joy St., Beacon Hill
  • Boston, Suffolk County, MA (Greater Boston)
  • contact: 617-725-0022 x22
  • web: www.maah.org
  • email: rsvp@maah.org
  • cost: Free
Monday, November 17, 2014 6:00 PM7:00 PM
Dave Robison of Old Bones Genealogy of New England will present the basics of genealogy and family research, giving guidance on starting your research; sources and websites; interview techniques and organizational tips.
Thursday, November 20, 2014 7:00 PM
lymouth Succotash has featured in the celebration of Forefathers’ Day – the commemoration of the landing of Plymouth’s first English colonists – since its inauguration in 1769. Over the course of twelve decades, the holiday developed from a sociable tavern gathering to a wider entertainment shared by scores of townsfolk to a massive attraction put on for hordes of visitors. Food historian Paula Marcoux examines the rise and fall of the signature dish of succotash, including its evolving composition, reputation, and role in the festivities. Join us as we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving and learn about the delicious history of the Old Colony.
  • Old Colony Historical Society, 66 Church Green
  • Taunton, Bristol County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: 5088221622
  • cost: Free and open to the public with light refreshments to follow
Saturday, November 22, 2014 1:00 PM2:30 PM
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
  • Lynn Public Library, 5 North Common Street
  • Lynn, Essex County, MA (Northeast)
  • contact: (781) 595-0567 ext. 110
  • email: scronin@noblenet.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, November 22, 2014 1:00 PM2:30 PM
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
  • East Longmeadow Public Library, 60 Center Square
  • East Longmeadow, Hampden County, MA (CT Valley)
  • contact: (413) 525-5400 x1505
  • email: jenny.kinder@eastlongmeadowma.gov
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, November 22, 2014 2:00 PM3:30 PM
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
  • Grafton Public Library, 35 Grafton Common
  • Grafton, Worcester County, MA (Central)
  • contact: (508) 839-4649
  • email: acusher@cwmars.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, November 22, 2014 3:00 PM4:30 PM
A reading and discussion program for families with children ages 10-13. Children and their parents or caregivers will read chapters from age-appropriate novels and convene four times. Skilled facilitators will lead provocative conversations.
  • J.V. Fletcher Library, 50 Main Street
  • Westford, Middlesex County, MA (Northeast)
  • contact: (978) 399-2307
  • email: kmcgann@westfordma.gov
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, November 29, 2014 2:00 PM3:30 PM
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
  • Grafton Public Library, 35 Grafton Common
  • Grafton, Worcester County, MA (Central)
  • contact: (508) 839-4649
  • email: acusher@cwmars.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, December 13, 2014 1:00 PM3:00 PM
Many families collect Christmas ornaments and other holiday decorations to build tradition and long-lasting memories. For this class only, we will bring out from storage our entire ornament collection, and discuss the history of “The Christmas City.” We will provide the supplies to make your own glass ornaments to share with family this holiday season. All ages are welcome, so bring the kids for a fun day of holiday cheer. Registration is needed one week prior to the class, so we can order the appropriate amount of materials. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Taunton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
  • Old Colony Historical Society, 66 Church Green
  • Taunton, Bristol County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: 5088221622
  • cost: Free but call to register.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 6:30 PM8:00 PM
A reading and discussion program for families with children ages 10-13. Children and their parents or caregivers will read chapters from age-appropriate novels and convene four times. Skilled facilitators will lead provocative conversations.
  • Joshua Hyde Library, 306 Main Street
  • Sturbridge, Worcester County, MA (Central)
  • email: czelazo@cwmars.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 6:30 PM8:00 PM
A reading and discussion program for families with children ages 10-13. Children and their parents or caregivers will read chapters from age-appropriate novels and convene four times. Skilled facilitators will lead provocative conversations.
  • Joshua Hyde Library, 306 Main Street
  • Sturbridge, Worcester County, MA (Central)
  • contact: (508) 347-2512
  • email: czelazo@cwmars.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 6:30 PM8:00 PM
A reading and discussion program for families with children ages 10-13. Children and their parents or caregivers will read chapters from age-appropriate novels and convene four times. Skilled facilitators will lead provocative conversations.
  • Joshua Hyde Library, 306 Main Street
  • Sturbridge, Worcester County, MA (Central)
  • contact: (508) 347-2512
  • email: czelazo@cwmars.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 6:30 PM8:00 PM
A reading and discussion program for families with children ages 10-13. Children and their parents or caregivers will read chapters from age-appropriate novels and convene four times. Skilled facilitators will lead provocative conversations.
  • Joshua Hyde Library, 306 Main Street
  • Sturbridge, Worcester County, MA (Central)
  • contact: (508) 347-2512
  • email: czelazo@cwmars.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities

Exhibits

Thursday, February 16, 2012 11:00 AMThursday, December 31, 2015 5:00 PM
A renovated and expanded exhibition about slavery, abolition, and the Underground Railroad including hands-on interactives and audio elements. Tuesday-Friday, 11 AM to 5 PM Saturday and Sunday, 12 Noon to 5 PM Closed Mondays and major holidays
  • Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street
  • Newton, Middlesex County, MA (Metrowest Boston)
  • contact: (617) 796-1450
  • web: www.historicnewton.org/
  • cost: $6 for general admission, $5 for a discounted ticket (Newton residents, seniors, children 6-12 years, AAA members, students with ID), and free for children 5 and under and Historic Newton members
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, April 5, 2014 10:00 AMFriday, October 31, 2014 4:00 PM
Visit the Buckman Tavern, the gathering place for the Lexington militia before they encountered British soldiers in the first battle of the American Revolution, and enjoy a new self-guided audio tour.
  • Buckman Tavern, 1 Bedford Street
  • Lexington, Middlesex County, MA (Metrowest Boston)
  • contact: (781) 862-1703
  • web: www.lexingtonhistory.org
  • email: office@lexingtonhistory.org
  • cost: $7 Adult / $5 Child or visit all 3 historic houses for $12 Adult / $8 Child
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Monday, April 28, 2014 Sunday, March 15, 2015
In the early 20th century the village of Deerfield supported a thriving Arts and Crafts community of metalsmiths, potters, furniture makers, photographers, embroiderers, and basket makers. Frequently inspired by objects from New England's past, these artisans combined older designs and techniques in new and creative ways to sell to a 20th-century audience. Several of the Deerfield artisans, who were predominantly women, achieved national recognition for their work. This exhibition will feature more than 25 objects from Historic Deerfield's collections and will include objects made by Madeline Yale Wynne, Cornelius Kelley, the Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework, and the Pocumtuck Basket Makers.
Thursday, June 12, 2014 10:00 AMSaturday, January 24, 2015 4:00 PM
To commemorate the centennial of the outbreak of World War I, the Massachusetts Historical Society has organized an exhibition focusing on two of the hundreds of women from the Commonwealth who went to France as members of the U.S. armed forces, the Red Cross, and other war relief organizations. From the Society’s extraordinary collection of women’s remembrances, the exhibition features photographs, letters, diaries, and memorabilia related to Margaret Hall and Eleanor (Nora) Saltonstall, Red Cross volunteers in France. Both women were keen observers of the climactic months of the war and depicted what they witnessed in vivid detail. Please see website for building closings.
  • Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street
  • Boston, Suffolk County, MA (Greater Boston)
  • contact: 617-536-1608
  • web: www.masshist.org
  • cost: free
Friday, September 12, 2014 Friday, October 31, 2014
Forbes Library Archives exhibits photography by U. Stephen Johnson in celebration of the World Premiere of the new screwball comedy, "Nobody's Girl," at Northampton's Academy of Music Theater in October. In addition to being a photographer, Mr. Johnson worked as a freelance union projectionist at Northampton's various movie theaters. He appears in "Nobody's Girl" as a projectionist at the Academy in the early 1940s, and as a flirtation -- perhaps even romantic interest -- of Mildred E Walker, the play's lead character. In real life, he married Ms. Walker in 1949. Included in the exhibit is an original print of the photo portrait taken of Ms. Walker by Mr. Johnson, which is featured in the artwork for the Academy's production.
  • Forbes Library, 20 West Street
  • Northampton, Hampshire County, MA (CT Valley)
  • web: forbeslibrary.org/
  • cost: free
Friday, September 26, 2014 Friday, April 3, 2015
Taunton has 375 years of characters to draw from, and the many personalities of the city will be on display in our fall exhibition. Selected from the museum’s remarkable portrait collection, and enhanced with photographs from the archives, Faces of Taunton celebrates the men, women, and children, past and present, who have called the city home.
  • Old Colony Historical Society, 66 Church Green
  • Taunton, Bristol County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: 508-822-1622
  • web: www.oldcolonyhistoricalsociety.org
  • cost: Free with museum admission ($4)
Friday, October 3, 2014 Friday, October 31, 2014
Work House is the October exhibition at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts. It traces the evolution of worker housing in the city of Pittsfield as a way to uncover untold stories of the forces that have shaped the city throughout its two hundred year relationship with industry. Frank Lloyd Wright's 1941 commission for Defense Worker Housing in Pittsfield, never built, will be exhibited in the city for the first time. Opening reception October 3rd, 3-8 pm.
  • Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Ave
  • Pittsfield, Berkshire County, MA (Berkshire)
  • web: www.discoverpittsfield.com
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities

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