Events

Monday, February 2, 2015 6:00 PM8:00 PM
Join us for the film screening of "Of Many" with a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Diana Eck, founder and director of the Pluralism Project at Harvard University. This event is the first in a series entitled "Religion Refocused," which will utilize documentary and narrative films to explore the lived experiences of religious minority communities and promote greater understanding. Synopsis of the film "Of Many": Set against the dramatic backdrop of violence in the Middle East and the tension between Jewish and Muslim students on college campuses, Of Many focuses on the surprising and transformative relationship between an orthodox rabbi and imam, who serve as university chaplains in New York City. Through a series of voyages to communities struck by catastrophe, we witness young religious Jews and Muslims working together and overcoming long-standing divides. Timely and humorous, this short documentary offers an inspiring and hopeful narrative in the face of a seemingly irreconcilable conflict. (http://www.ofmanyfilm.com/trailer/)
  • Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway
  • Cambridge, Middlesex County, MA (Greater Boston)
  • contact: 617-496-2481
  • web: www.pluralism.org
  • email: staff@pluralism.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, February 7, 2015 1:00 PM3:00 PM
Get out of the cold and join us for a movie matinee at the Museum! This year’s theme focuses on some of the most notorious museum newsmakers in recent years: fakes, forgeries, and heists. We will start with the documentary "Stolen" which details the best-known heist in history: the theft of 13 masterpieces from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Popcorn and soda will be available and the film will be shown on the big screen in the main hall.
  • Old Colony Historical Society, 66 Church Green
  • Taunton, Bristol County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: 978-835-8022
  • cost: FREE
Sunday, February 8, 2015 2:00 PM6:30 PM
Join the members of the New Bedford community in a reading of "The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave" written by Himself (1845).
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 7:00 PM
Economist Randy Albelda examines the rise in U.S. social immobility as a factor of labor conditions. Union organizer, Joey Mokos responds by discussing the ways that the modern union movement is seeking to revive the notion of organizing for change.
  • First Parish in Cambridge, 3 Church Street
  • Cambridge, Middlesex County, MA (Greater Boston)
  • contact: (617) 495-2727
  • web: www.cambridgeforum.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, February 28, 2015 1:00 PM3:00 PM
Get out of the cold and join us for a movie matinee at the Museum! This year's theme focuses on some of the most notorious museum newsmakers in recent years: fakes, forgeries, and heists. This week's film is "Art & Craft," a 2014 documentary film about one of the most prolific art forgers in US history. Popcorn and soda will be available and the films will be shown on the big screen in the main hall.
  • Old Colony Historical Society, 66 Church Green
  • Taunton, Bristol County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: 508-822-1622
  • cost: FREE
Saturday, February 28, 2015 10:00 AM11:30 AM
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.
  • Marston Mills Public Library, 2160 Main Street
  • Marston Mills, Barnstable County, MA (Cape & Islands)
  • contact: (508) 428-5175 x15
  • email: shevener@clamsnet.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
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
Thursday, March 5, 2015 1:00 PM3:00 PM
This year Mass Humanities will award $350,000 in grants. Come learn more about our grant program and meet with our staff. Light refreshments will be served.
Saturday, March 7, 2015 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.
  • Turner Free Library, 2 North Main Street
  • Randolph, Norfolk County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: (781) 961-0932
  • email: mrmalone@ocln.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, March 7, 2015 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.
  • Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main Street
  • Andover, Essex County, MA (Northeast)
  • contact: (978) 623-8401
  • email: bkerrigan@mhl.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, March 7, 2015 10:00 AM11:30 AM
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.
  • Marston Mills Public Library, 2160 Main Street
  • Marston Mills, Barnstable County, MA (Cape & Islands)
  • contact: (508) 428-5175 x15
  • email: shevener@clamsnet.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, March 7, 2015 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.
  • Bigelow Free Public Library, 54 Walnut Street
  • Clinton, Worcester County, MA (Central)
  • contact: (978) 365-4160 x223
  • email: dmarini@bigelowlibrary.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 7:00 PM
Julian Vasquez Heilig, internationally recognized leader in education policy, explores the move to privatize America's public education system. Teacher Sean Brooks responds with suggestions about ways that communities can speak out against the social forces supporting privatizations and for a strong system of public schools.
  • First Parish in Cambridge, 3 Church Street
  • Cambridge, Middlesex County, MA (Greater Boston)
  • contact: (617) 495-2727
  • web: www.cambridgeforum.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, March 14, 2015 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.
  • Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main Street
  • Andover, Essex County, MA (Northeast)
  • contact: (978) 623-8401
  • email: bkerrigan@mhl.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, March 14, 2015 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.
  • Turner Free Library, 2 North Main Street
  • Randolph, Norfolk County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: (781) 961-0932
  • email: mrmalone@ocln.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, March 14, 2015 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.
  • Bigelow Free Public Library, 54 Walnut Street
  • Clinton, Worcester County, MA (Central)
  • contact: (978) 365-4160 x223
  • email: dmarini@bigelowlibrary.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, March 14, 2015 10:00 AM11:30 AM
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.
  • Marston Mills Public Library, 2160 Main Street
  • Marston Mills, Barnstable County, MA (Cape & Islands)
  • contact: (508) 428-5175 x15
  • email: shevener@clamsnet.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, March 14, 2015 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.
  • Plymouth Public Library, 132 South Street
  • Plymouth, Plymouth County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: (508) 830-4250
  • email: pplyouth@yahoo.com
  • 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
Thursday, March 19, 2015 7:00 PM9:00 PM
More than 17,000 archaeological artifacts were recovered from the Brewster Homestead in Duxbury, Massachusetts during the fall of 2012. This site has long been associated with Pilgrim Elder William Brewster, and today is owned by the Duxbury Rural and Historical Society. With the help of archaeologist Craig Chartier, the DRHS not only identified 17th century use of the site, including a foundation, but recovered artifacts dating from Native American populations, through the 20th century. Join DRHS Executive Director Erin McGough, as she leads you on a fascinating history of this changing landscape and introduces you to its historic occupants. Artifacts recovered in the dig will be on display for viewing.
  • Old Colony Historical Society, 66 Church Green
  • Taunton, Bristol County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: 508-822-1622
  • cost: FREE
Saturday, March 21, 2015 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.
  • Turner Free Library, 2 North Main Street
  • Randolph, Norfolk County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: (781) 961-0932
  • email: mrmalone@ocln.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, March 21, 2015 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.
  • Plymouth Public Library, 132 South Street
  • Plymouth, Plymouth County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: (508) 830-4250
  • email: pplyouth@yahoo.com
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, March 21, 2015 10:00 AM11:30 AM
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.
  • Marston Mills Public Library, 2160 Main Street
  • Marston Mills, Barnstable County, MA (Cape & Islands)
  • contact: (508) 428-5175 x15
  • email: shevener@clamsnet.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, March 21, 2015 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.
  • Bigelow Free Public Library, 54 Walnut Street
  • Clinton, Worcester County, MA (Central)
  • contact: (978) 365-4160 x223
  • email: dmarini@bigelowlibrary.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 10:00 AM4:00 PM
On display in the Military Room is Taunton-native and USN Hospitalman Richard D. DeWert’s Medal of Honor received for the courage he displayed during the Korean War. All are encouraged to come by and view the museum, with complimentary admission, in his honor.
  • Old Colony Historical Society, 66 Church Green
  • Taunton, Bristol County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: 508-822-1622
  • cost: FREE
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 7:00 PM
Historian Colin Gordon explores the growth of wealth inequality in late 20th and early 21st century United States and its implications for a healthy democracy. Michael Widmer of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation examines how tax policy can support or lessen wealth inequality.
  • First Parish in Cambridge, 3 Church Street
  • Cambridge, Middlesex County, MA (Greater Boston)
  • contact: (617) 495-2727
  • web: www.cambridgeforum.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, March 28, 2015 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.
  • Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main Street
  • Andover, Essex County, MA (Northeast)
  • contact: (978) 623-8401
  • email: bkerrigan@mhl.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, March 28, 2015 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.
  • Bigelow Free Public Library, 54 Walnut Street
  • Clinton, Worcester County, MA (Central)
  • contact: (978) 365-4160 x223
  • email: dmarini@bigelowlibrary.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, March 28, 2015 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.
  • Plymouth Public Library, 132 South Street
  • Plymouth, Plymouth County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: (508) 830-4250
  • email: pplyouth@yahoo.com
  • 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
Thursday, April 2, 2015 5:00 PM7:00 PM
Come celebrate the opening of our spring exhibition: A Most Commodious Store: N.H. Skinner & Co., featuring clothing, photographs, and much more from one of the most influential and beloved institutions of historic downtown Taunton. The first Taunton merchant to fully embrace the idea of a modern department store, Nathan Hack Skinner and his company became inextricably linked to the commercial, social, and cultural development of the city. He boasted that new and exciting products and appliances could be found on every shelf, and it was none other than Skinner who brought the first elevator to Taunton. Join us for this opening night and enjoy good company and delicious refreshments. We hope you can join us, bring a friend, and share in the city’s rich historic past.
  • Old Colony Historical Society, 66 Church Green
  • Taunton, Bristol County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: 508-822-1622
  • cost: FREE
Saturday, April 4, 2015 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.
  • Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main Street
  • Andover, Essex County, MA (Northeast)
  • contact: (978) 623-8401
  • email: bkerrigan@mhl.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, April 4, 2015 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.
  • Turner Free Library, 2 North Main Street
  • Randolph, Norfolk County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: (781) 961-0932
  • email: mrmalone@ocln.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, April 4, 2015 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.
  • Plymouth Public Library, 132 South Street
  • Plymouth, Plymouth County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: (508) 830-4250
  • email: pplyouth@yahoo.com
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, April 4, 2015 10:00 AM11:30 AM
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.
  • Marston Mills Public Library, 2160 Main Street
  • Marston Mills, Barnstable County, MA (Cape & Islands)
  • contact: (508) 428-5175 x15
  • email: shevener@clamsnet.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, April 4, 2015 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.
  • Bigelow Free Public Library, 54 Walnut Street
  • Clinton, Worcester County, MA (Central)
  • contact: (978) 365-4160 x223
  • email: dmarini@bigelowlibrary.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, April 4, 2015 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.
  • New Bedford Free Public Library, 613 Pleasant Street
  • New Bedford, Bristol County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: (508) 961-3067
  • email: gdickinson@sailsinc.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 7:00 PM
Political scientist Erin O'Brien explores current moves to restrict access to the ballot, through both legislative and judicial changes. Journalist Phillip Martin responds with examples from the Civil Rights Movement about citizen actions, including civil disobedience, that opened ballot access to previously disenfranchised African Americans.
  • First Parish in Cambridge, 3 Church Street
  • Cambridge, Middlesex County, MA (Greater Boston)
  • contact: (617) 495-2727
  • web: www.cambridgeforum.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, April 11, 2015 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.
  • Turner Free Library, 2 North Main Street
  • Randolph, Norfolk County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: (781) 961-0932
  • email: mrmalone@ocln.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, April 11, 2015 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.
  • Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main Street
  • Andover, Essex County, MA (Northeast)
  • contact: (978) 623-8401
  • email: bkerrigan@mhl.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, April 11, 2015 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.
  • New Bedford Free Public Library, 613 Pleasant Street
  • New Bedford, Bristol County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: (508) 961-3067
  • email: gdickinson@sailsinc.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, April 11, 2015 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.
  • Bigelow Free Public Library, 54 Walnut Street
  • Clinton, Worcester County, MA (Central)
  • contact: (978) 365-4160 x223
  • email: dmarini@bigelowlibrary.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, April 11, 2015 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.
  • Plymouth Public Library, 132 South Street
  • Plymouth, Plymouth County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: (508) 830-4250
  • email: pplyouth@yahoo.com
  • 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
Thursday, April 16, 2015 7:30 PM9:00 PM
A performance by Bohemian Quartet is a journey through musical vernacular of gypsy life, with fast tempos, virtuosic playing, spry strings crying and dancing, and above all flair of performance that makes this sound so utterly riveting. This acclaimed Providence, Rhode Island-based ensemble-featuring violin, viola, cello, and bass specializes in music of the Romany or “Gypsy” tradition, along with related Eastern European folk styles. Violinist, Stan Renard, a composer and virtuoso player with an impressive list of credentials, assembled the group with the idea of preserving the tradition and indulging in the virtuosic playing of classic gypsy music. Renard recruited like-minded friends: Dave Zinno on upright bass, Christine Harrington on cello, and Nancy Richardson on viola. The performance will be preceded by a presentation by the quartet. The presentation will start at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 16, 2015 7:00 PM9:00 PM
Emily Sweeney is a multimedia journalist at "The Boston Globe" and author of the book, "Boston Organized Crime". She has been a staff writer at the Globe since 2001, and her work has been featured in "Outside Magazine", "Yankee Magazine", The Howard Stern Show, New England Cable News, WBZ News Radio, the Howie Carr Show, and other media outlets. For many years Emily served as president of the New England chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. She now sits on the Board of Directors of the New England First Amendment Coalition, and she’s a frequent guest speaker at schools, universities, and industry events. Drawing upon an eclectic collection of crime scene photographs, mug shots, and police documents, Emily Sweeney lecture leads you on an eye-opening journey through Boston’s underworld, with a special focus on the bootlegging days of Prohibition.
  • Old Colony Historical Society, 66 Church Green
  • Taunton, Bristol County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: 508-822-1622
  • cost: FREE
Saturday, April 18, 2015 7:30 PM9:00 PM
Join us for an unforgettable evening of a unique musical experience titled Cyclonic. Cyclonic is a dramatized stage rendering of four scenes from the book "The Queen of Vaudeville," told with music and pictures. Author Andrew Erdman came up with the idea of turning an ordinary book signing into a something livelier – a musical show. Acclaimed songwriter and musician, Mary Lorson, has written songs inspired by Eva, as well as interpreted a number of the tunes that helped Tanguay to become the “cyclonic comedienne” of the vaudeville stage. Cyclonic not only gives a taste of the book Queen of Vaudeville and a sample of Mary Lorson’s performing talents, but also revives the spirit of Eva Tanguay, the mighty queen of vaudeville—if only for an evening. This event is sponsored by Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts. Reservations required.
Saturday, April 18, 2015 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.
  • Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main Street
  • Andover, Essex County, MA (Northeast)
  • contact: (978) 623-8401
  • email: bkerrigan@mhl.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, April 18, 2015 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.
  • Turner Free Library, 2 North Main Street
  • Randolph, Norfolk County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: (781) 961-0932
  • email: mrmalone@ocln.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, April 18, 2015 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.
  • Plymouth Public Library, 132 South Street
  • Plymouth, Plymouth County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: (508) 830-4250
  • email: pplyouth@yahoo.com
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, April 18, 2015 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.
  • New Bedford Free Public Library, 613 Pleasant Street
  • New Bedford, Bristol County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: (508) 961-3067
  • email: gdickinson@sailsinc.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, April 18, 2015 10:00 AM11:30 AM
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.
  • Marston Mills Public Library, 2160 Main Street
  • Marston Mills, Barnstable County, MA (Cape & Islands)
  • contact: (508) 428-5175 x15
  • email: shevener@clamsnet.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 1:00 PM4:00 PM
Scouts, earn your Genealogy badge with the Old Colony Historical Society. Private classes may be booked for Troops of 8 or more.
  • Old Colony Historical Society, 66 Church Green
  • Taunton, Bristol County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: 508-822-1622
  • cost: $5 per Scout, $2 per adult, pre-registration is required.
Saturday, April 25, 2015 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.
  • New Bedford Free Public Library, 613 Pleasant Street
  • New Bedford, Bristol County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: (508) 961-3067
  • email: gdickinson@sailsinc.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, May 2, 2015 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.
  • New Bedford Free Public Library, 613 Pleasant Street
  • New Bedford, Bristol County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: (508) 961-3067
  • email: gdickinson@sailsinc.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, May 9, 2015 1:00 PM3:30 PM
A Pop-Up Museum is a temporary exhibit created by the participants. Its purpose is to create an opportunity for conversation around a topic through objects and their stories. For this Pop-Up experience we are asking participants to bring an object connected to "Memories of Shopping in Downtown Taunton." We have room for 30 participants, but everyone is welcome to stop by once the Pop-Up is set up to view the objects and share stories. If you would like to participate simply send an email or call. Please include the following information: name, contact information, description of your object. It will be a great way to hear stories about our city and to get to know your friends and neighbors! For more information on Pop-Ups in general check out: www.popupmuseum.org
Saturday, May 9, 2015 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.
  • New Bedford Free Public Library, 613 Pleasant Street
  • New Bedford, Bristol County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: (508) 961-3067
  • email: gdickinson@sailsinc.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Thursday, May 14, 2015 7:00 PM9:00 PM
Join author Timothy Brown for an ‘Armchair’ tour of the Taunton River. Journey down the river and journey back in time to explore the river through pictures, postcards and maps. The ‘tour’ will cover a distance of about 8 miles, from where the river crosses under the Route 44 Bridge on the Taunton-Raynham line to the Weir section of town. Along the way, items of interest on the banks of the river are identified and discussed. Some of these items are still visible: old vacant buildings, rock walls, and old stone footings: other items are no longer around and are only faint memories or listings in the old texts. The talk is based on the book "On the Taunton River in Taunton, MA - A Journey down the river and a Journey back in time" by Timothy Brown/Tetiquet Press, 2003. All these items are captured in this one book; stories of old grist mills, iron forges, cotton mills, bridges, schooners, barges and herring runs. This is a great talk about the river and also good preparation for those interested in our real river tour on May 16th.
  • Old Colony Historical Society, 66 Church Green
  • Taunton, Bristol County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: 508-822-1622
  • cost: FREE
Saturday, May 16, 2015 9:00 AM1:00 PM
WHO: Everyone is welcome. This traverses a gentle part of the river, but we want all participants to feel comfortable, so flat-water river paddling experience is suggested. Please note that getting in and out of the canoe can be the hardest part! WHAT: A leisurely, yet informative kayak/canoe tour of the Taunton River with experienced guides leading the way. To learn more ahead of time, come by for Timothy Brown’s talk on May 14th at 7 p.m. Copies of his book are available at the OCHS. WHERE: We will start from the Riverbend Condominiums on Old Colony Avenue and finish at Waterfront Park on East Water Street. WHEN: We will start at 9 a.m. and this trip will last 3-4 hours. WHY: History, health, and happiness…what more could you want?! Don’t have a kayak or canoe but still want to join? Give us a call and we’ll help arrange a rental.
  • Trip starts at Riverbend Condominiums but finishes downriver at Waterfront Park on East Water Street. please arrange transportation appropriately.
  • Taunton, Bristol County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: 508-822-1622
  • cost: FREE
Saturday, June 27, 2015 1:00 PM3:00 PM
We are launching a new initiative with free, family-friendly programming at its center: MAKING HISTORY partners with organizations and local artists throughout Southeastern Mass. These workshops focus on learning about artistic techniques and always include an opportunity for kids to explore their creativity hands-on in a supervised environment. Guardians can join in the fun or receive a free, guided tour of the museum during the workshop.
  • Old Colony Historical Society, 66 Church Green
  • Taunton, Bristol County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: 508-822-1622
  • cost: FREE but call to register

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
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.
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, February 6, 2015 Sunday, March 8, 2015
An exhibition of photographs by Ellen Augarten and prints from the museum's Howland Collection of photographs. In 1998, when the home of the late Agnes Wright Howland (1903-1995) on Lyman Road in Northampton, was being cleared and cleaned for sale, several old photo albums were found in the dusty basement. The 350 photographs, made in the five years between 1895 and 1900, include images of families, identified and unidentified landscapes, Smith College, and other familiar Northampton sites. The family donated the albums to Historic Northampton. Though Augarten set out to discover who the photographer/s of this collection were, that is still unknown; perhaps it was created by early photo enthusiasts. Her exhibit combines reprinted and mounted cyanotypes from the Howland Album, original pages from the Album, and 15 new contemporary, double exposures, together with brief histories.

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