Events

Saturday, July 23, 2016 11:00 AM12:00 PM
Join us at the Old Colony History Museum to learn about and experience traditional Native American drumming and storytelling. Get a glimpse into Native American culture with traditional Native American folklore interspersed with rhythmic drumming and time honored tribal songs. All are invited and bring your friends!
Saturday, July 23, 2016 10:30 AM12:00 PM
Join the Nichols House Museum and the Boston Women's Heritage Trail on a walk around Beacon Hill focusing on the many reform-minded women who lived here at the turn of the twentieth century, including the Nichols sisters.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 7:00 PM8:00 PM
Received historical wisdom casts abolitionists as mostly white reformers burdened by racial paternalism and economic conservatism. University of Massachusetts Professor Manisha Sinha overturns this image, broadening her scope beyond the antebellum period usually associated with abolitionism and recasting it as a radical social movement in which men and women, black and white, free and enslaved found common ground in causes ranging from feminism and utopian socialism to anti-imperialism and efforts to defend the rights of labor. Drawing on extensive archival research, including newly discovered letters and pamphlets, Sinha documents slave resistance in shaping the ideology and tactics of abolition. It illustrates how the abolitionist vision ultimately linked the slave’s cause to the struggle to redefine American democracy and human rights across the globe.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 2:00 PM5:00 PM
At the 2016 MA History Conference in Worcester this past June, Bob Forrant posed this question to the participants: Shall the smaller and larger organizations in the public history field organize themselves in some way so as to 1) facilitate collaborative public advocacy for the funding of public history 2) organize the annual conference and/or other meetings, 3) network, and 4) share technical know-how, professional expertise, and services? You are invited to register for a follow-up meeting to discuss how to organize the field at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester. Helpful documents including the agenda are provided on the registration page.
Saturday, July 30, 2016 11:00AM
Join the JP Historical Society to tour this neighborhood developed from 19th-century summer estates into a model suburban enclave. It contains examples representative of New England architecture with designs by local architects and builders. It also contains an unusual garden city model housing development by the Boston Dwelling House Company which was founded in 1912. Tour lasts between 60 and 90 minutes and are canceled in case of heavy rain. No reservations are required, just meet the guide at the location listed. A map showing the starting points of the walking tours can be found on our website.
Sunday, July 31, 2016 2:00 PM3:00 PM
Guy's book is short, but spans his work at the Nichols & Stone furniture factory from a high schooler to the day the plant closed 35 years later. He was know as hard working, goal driven, and always having something nice to say. His story shows us what having meaningful work and losing that work means for an individual and community. Guy passed away in 2010, but family members will be there to share their memories, and everyone is welcome to share similar or different experiences, ask questions, talk about what his story means to you, or just listen. Iced tea and light snacks will be served. You can get Guy's book by volunteering for 3 hours at the Chair City Community Art Center or donating $50 to the project. You can also sit and read it during open hours at the Heywood Memorial Library in the local history room or in the Chair City Community Workshop.
  • Chair City Community Workshop, 306 Central Street
  • Gardner, Worcester County, MA (Central)
  • contact: (865)696-6733
  • email: peopleyoumaymeet@gmail.com
  • cost: Free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, August 6, 2016 11:00AM12:30 PM
Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to tour around the Jamaica Pond. Once a district that only included the houses of Boston’s elite, the Pond later was put to industrial use as tons of ice were harvested there each winter. Learn about the movers and shakers such as Francis Parkman and James Michael Curley who made their homes on the Pond’s shores. Discover how the Pond was transformed from private estates and warehouses into the parkland we know today. All tours are free to the public and are offered on dates shown. Tour last 90 minutes and is canceled in case of heavy rain. No reservations are required, just meet the guide at the location listed. A map showing the starting points of the walking tours can be found on our website.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 7:00 PM
Paul Taylor, author of "The Next America: Boomers, Millennials and the Looming Generational Showdown," will draw on his work at the Pew Research Center at this Charlemont Forum. He will reflect on the political impact of millennials -- young adults ages 18 to 35. As the largest generation in the electorate, what will they do this November? And what do their social, economic, and political values tell us about the America of the 21st century?
  • Charlemont Federated Church, 175 Main St
  • Charlemont, Franklin County, MA (CT Valley)
  • contact: 413-339-4294
  • cost: Free
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 10:30 AM12:00 PM
Join the Nichols House Museum and the Boston Women's Heritage Trail on a walk around Beacon Hill focusing on the many reform-minded women who lived here at the turn of the twentieth century, including the Nichols sisters.
Thursday, August 11, 2016 6:00 PM8:00 PM
Ken Turino will explore the life and work of William Sumner Appleton, founder of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities now Historic New England. Using examples from New England historic sites including Caroline Emerton and The House of the Seven Gables, the presentation will illustrate Appleton's numerous contributions to the evolution of the historic preservation movement during the first half of the twentieth century. The presentation will also look at the history of the preservation movement in America as well as Appleton's legacy and influence on modern preservation efforts. To reserve your spot for this lecture please email groups@7gables.org, or call 978-744-0991 ext. 104
  • House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
  • Salem, Essex County, MA (Northeast)
  • web: www.7gables.org
  • email: groups@7gables.org
  • cost: $7, free for members
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, August 13, 2016 11:00AM
Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to tour a residential area that includes a National Historic District. View architecture that spans three centuries; the oldest community theater company in the United States; and an elegant 18th-century mansion that once served as the country’s first military hospital. Learn about the monument that commemorates fallen Civil War soldiers from West Roxbury and about Pauline Agassiz Shaw who established the class that became the model for continuous free kindergarten education. We will visit a house dating to 1716 that once served as a tavern, the Eliot School dating back to 1689, the home of the first woman to graduate from MIT and the First Church Burial Ground. Free, just meet your guide at the starting location. Tours last 60 minutes and are cancelled in the case of heavy rain.
  • Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St, JP 02130
  • Boston, Suffolk County, MA (Greater Boston)
  • web: www.jphs.org
  • cost: Free
Saturday, August 20, 2016 11:00AM
Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to tour this National Historic District which includes one of the finest collections of Victorian houses in the area. The district includes the ancestral home of the Dole Pineapple Company founder and the homes of progressives who were active as abolitionists and women suffragists. Tours last between 60 and 90 minutes and are canceled in case of heavy rain. No reservations are required, just meet the guide at the location listed.
Saturday, August 20, 2016 11:00 AM12:00 PM
Come walk the Liberty and Union Downtown Walking Tour! Join us for a free, one-hour guided tour of Historic Downtown Taunton. Our one-mile walking tour highlights some of the important architectural, cultural, and commercial sites between Church Green and Taunton Green. A great way to learn about the city, from its earliest days through the present, these tours are the third Saturday of every month, May through October.
Saturday, August 27, 2016 11:00AM
Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to explore a fascinating industrial area at the geographic heart of Boston that includes 19th-century tannery and brewery buildings, the homes of early German settlers, and today’s Boston Beer Company, the brewers of Samuel Adams. In the 1970s, a coalition of community groups joined together to block construction of the Southwest Expressway through Jamaica Plain and other Boston neighborhoods. Today, the Southwest Corridor Park that runs through the Stony Brook neighborhood stands as a testament to the power of community activism. Tours last between 60 and 90 minutes and are canceled in case of heavy rain. No reservations are required, just meet the guide at the location listed. A map showing the starting points of the walking tours is on our website.
Saturday, September 3, 2016 11:00AM
Join the JP Historical Society to learn about 1840s Hyde Square when German and Irish immigrants transformed the neighborhood with their businesses, schools, and institutions. See how in the early 1960s, Hyde Square changed again when Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Dominican immigrants transformed it into Boston’s first predominantly Hispanic neighborhood. This tour also takes us to the home of Maud Cuney Hare, a prominent music historian and one of only two black women students at the New England Conservatory of Music in 1890. You will also learn about the property currently housing the MSPCA’s Angell Animal Medical Center which was once a site of the Perkins School for the Blind. The tour will also walk through the Sunnyside neighborhood, the site of homes built by philanthropist Robert Treat Paine from 1889 to 1899 as a “worker’s utopia” for working families. Tours last between 60 and 90 minutes and are canceled in case of heavy rain. No reservations are required, just meet the guide at the location listed. A map showing the starting points of the walking tours is on our website.
Saturday, September 10, 2016 9:30 AM5:00 PM
The Earthcare?festival is a two-day celebration and symposium on the human place in Nature in the era of climate change, held at the boyhood home of famed poet and newspaper editor William Cullen Bryant. It will bring noted speakers, poets, musicians and actress Kaiulani Lee to Cummington in the first offering of the Hilltown Chautauqua, a new organization presenting programs on urgent issues in American life in the hilltowns of Western Massachusetts. Among the nationally known speakers on environmental and sustainability issues are Juliet Schor of Boston College, journalist and author Alan Weisman of Cummington, Lauret Savoy of Mt. Holyoke College, and Joan Maloof, author and founder of the Old Growth Forest Network. In addition, poetry readings, art, dance, music and food.
Saturday, September 10, 2016 11:00AM
Walk along Green Street with the Jamaica Plain Historical Society. Laid out in 1836, the street played a key role in Jamaica Plain’s development, functioning as a residential, commercial, and transportation conduit in the lives of the district’s residents. Although Green Street was subdivided as early as 1851 for stores, factories and houses, it was not extensively developed until the late 1870s with construction continuing until the early 1900s. The Bowditch School was completed in 1892, and early in the 20th century the United States Post Office moved from its location on Call Street at Woolsey Square to its new location at the corner of Green and Cheshire Streets. Tours last between 60 and 90 minutes and are canceled in case of heavy rain. No reservations are required, just meet the guide at the location listed. A map with the starting point is on our website.
Thursday, September 15, 2016 6:00 PM8:00 PM
Alexandra Pi?eros Shields, Ph.D., Executive Director, Essex County Community Organization, will give an overview of the political and economic dynamics that have shaped U.S immigration policy and affected immigrants from Latin America. Her talk, Framing the Immigration Debate will highlight lessons for our current immigration policy challenges. Refreshments will be served.
  • House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
  • Salem, Essex County, MA (Northeast)
  • contact: (978) 744-0991 x105
  • web: www.7gables.org
  • email: anuncio@7gables.org
  • cost: Free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, September 17, 2016 11:00AM
Join the JP Historical Society to tour this neighborhood developed from 19th-century summer estates into a model suburban enclave. It contains examples representative of New England architecture with designs by local architects and builders. It also contains an unusual garden city model housing development by the Boston Dwelling House Company which was founded in 1912. Tour lasts between 60 and 90 minutes and are canceled in case of heavy rain. No reservations are required, just meet the guide at the location listed. A map showing the starting points of the walking tours can be found on our website.
Saturday, September 17, 2016 11:00 AM12:00 PM
Come walk the Liberty and Union Downtown Walking Tour! Join us for a free, one-hour guided tour of Historic Downtown Taunton. Our one-mile walking tour highlights some of the important architectural, cultural, and commercial sites between Church Green and Taunton Green. A great way to learn about the city, from its earliest days through the present, these tours are the third Saturday of every month, May through October.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 6:00 PM8:00 PM
Dance, theatre, and pageantry played an important role at the House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association in the days of Caroline Emmerton. Join Anjali Mitter Duva, author of the historical novel "Faint Promise of Rain" for a journey to 16th century Rajasthan, India. Based on her travels to that desert region and on her study of kathak dance, a classical storytelling art that blends both Hindu and Muslim traditions and aesthetics, Anjali will tell the story of this classical art form as it traveled through India's tumultuous history, mirroring the region's own story as the dance was performed by Hindu temple women, then Muslim courtesans, then residents of red light districts, and finally by artists on the international stage. Anjali will include a short kathak dance demonstration, and books will be available for sale and signing. To reserve your spot for this lecture please email or call.
  • House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
  • Salem, Essex County, MA (Northeast)
  • contact: (978) 744-0991 x104
  • web: www.7gables.org
  • email: groups@7gables.org
  • cost: $7; free for members
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 7:00 PM8:00 PM
Beginning in January 1692, Salem Village in colonial Massachusetts witnessed the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft in early America. Villagers--mainly young women--suffered from unseen torments that caused them to writhe, shriek, and contort their bodies, complaining of pins stuck into their flesh and of being haunted by specters. Believing that they suffered from assaults by an invisible spirit, the community began a hunt to track down those responsible for the demonic work. The resulting Salem Witch Trials, culminating in the execution of 19 villagers, persists as one of the most mysterious and fascinating events in American history.
Thursday, September 22, 2016 1:00 PM2:15 PM
Hosted by Festival executive director Jef Hall-Flavin, Williams 101 is the perfect opportunity to brush up on your Tennessee Williams and Eugene O'Neill. This year's seminar features an O'Neill specialist with scholarly insights. With brief, informative backgrounds on each playwright, the discussion will prime your pump for a weekend of theater. Peppered with Festival artists, audience members will enjoy practical insights on the thematic through-lines in the Festival lineup.
  • Cabaret at the Crown, 247 Commercial Street
  • Provincetown, Barnstable County, MA (Cape & Islands)
  • contact: (866) 789-TENN
  • web: www.twptown.org/williams-101-2016
  • cost: $20
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Thursday, September 22, 2016 1:00 PM3:00 PM
Williams sets up camp on O'Neill's turf: a bar at the end of the world, shrouded in ocean fog, in which a collection of misfits huddle like birds evading a storm. Unlike O'Neill's eternally damned pipe-dreamers, Williams' crass menagerie of barflies -- an itinerant beautician, her loutish boyfriend, a lovesick short-order cook, the girl he's in love with, and an alcoholic doctor -- survive on hope and the possibility of heaven.
Thursday, September 22, 2016 1:00 PM2:30 PM
The story of O'Neill's 1924 tragedy, about a stepson in love with his stepmother, dates back to the ancient Greeks. South Africa's Abrahamse-Meyer moves the play's setting from New England to Cape Town where a British farmer brings home a Xhosa bride. Afrikaans-inflected English brings new musicality to O'Neill's spare dialogue of repression and release.This multi-racial reboot of a Eugene O'Neill classic about ownership and desire won critical acclaim in South Africa for its lyric beauty and boldness.
  • Provincetown Theater, 238 Bradford Street
  • Provincetown, Barnstable County, MA (Cape & Islands)
  • contact: (866) 789-TENN
  • web: www.twptown.org/shows
  • cost: $45
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Thursday, September 22, 2016 3:00 PM4:30 PM
An Irish hustler, married to a Lutheran preacher's daughter, brings up his nubile children to sell in the priciest neighborhoods of Manhattan. The title is Williams' twist on the German admonition -- known in a Victorian-era rulebook as K3 -- that women devote themselves to children (kinder), kitchen (kuche), and church (kirche). The Festival offers the first production of this raucous song-filled comedy since 1979, the year Williams wrote it. Catch a rare chance to see this irreverent, outrageous, rule-bending comedy that hasn't been produced since 1979. Warning: Contains adult situations not suitable for those under 16.
  • Rileys T-Shirt Shop, 132 Bradford Street
  • Provincetown, Barnstable County, MA (Cape & Islands)
  • contact: (866) 789-TENN
  • web: www.twptown.org/shows
  • cost: $35
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Thursday, September 22, 2016 7:30 PM9:00 PM
A debutante's visit to the underbelly of her luxury ocean-liner upends the coal-stoker boss, Yank's, overblown self-esteem. O'Neill's daring 1922 text vaulted beyond the realism of his earlier plays to forcefully dramatize the human cost and terror of the rapidly mechanizing twentieth-century. This movement-based production highlights the athleticism of Eugene O'Neill's text, rich with tension between muscle and steel, humanity and mechanization.
  • Wharf House at P'town Marina, 9 Ryder Street Extension
  • Provincetown, Barnstable County, MA (Cape & Islands)
  • contact: (866) 789-TENN
  • web: www.twptown.org/shows
  • cost: $45
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Thursday, September 22, 2016 7:30 PM10:00 PM
A burlesque retelling of the life of Marco Polo casts the 14th century Italian adventurer as an avatar of a Roaring 1920's tycoon. O'Neill's take-down of an American value system, in which making a profit trumps all else, stings nearly ninety years after it was written.
  • Rileys T-Shirt Shop, 132 Bradford Street
  • Provincetown, Barnstable County, MA (Cape & Islands)
  • contact: (866) 789-TENN
  • web: www.twptown.org/shows
  • cost: $45
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Thursday, September 22, 2016 8:00 PM10:00 PM
A happy hedonist wife has come to the end of her patience with her husband, a forever-experimenting artist. This intense and personal late-60's Williams one act features the original cast of the 2012 New York production. Warning: Contains adult situations not suitable for those under 16.
  • Velvet Lounge, 258 Commercial Street
  • Provincetown, Barnstable County, MA (Cape & Islands)
  • contact: (866) 789-TENN
  • web: www.twptown.org/shows
  • cost: $35
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Friday, September 23, 2016 10:00 AM11:15 AM
Hosted by Festival executive director Jef Hall-Flavin, Williams 101 is the perfect opportunity to brush up on your Tennessee Williams and Eugene O'Neill. This year's seminar features an O'Neill specialist with scholarly insights. With brief, informative backgrounds on each playwright, the discussion will prime your pump for a weekend of theater. Peppered with Festival artists, audience members will enjoy practical insights on the thematic through-lines in the Festival lineup.
  • Cabaret at the Crown, 247 Commercial Street
  • Provincetown, Barnstable County, MA (Cape & Islands)
  • contact: (866) 789-TENN
  • web: www.twptown.org/shows
  • cost: $20
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Friday, September 23, 2016 12:30 PM2:30 PM
Williams sets up camp on O'Neill's turf: a bar at the end of the world, shrouded in ocean fog, in which a collection of misfits huddle like birds evading a storm. Unlike O'Neill's eternally damned pipe-dreamers, Williams' crass menagerie of barflies -- an itinerant beautician, her loutish boyfriend, a lovesick short-order cook, the girl he's in love with, and an alcoholic doctor -- survive on hope and the possibility of heaven.
  • The Boatslip, 161 Commercial Street
  • Provincetown, Barnstable County, MA (Cape & Islands)
  • contact: (866) 789-TENN
  • web: www.twptown.org/shows
  • cost: $35
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Friday, September 23, 2016 1:00 PM3:30 PM
A burlesque retelling of the life of Marco Polo casts the 14th century Italian adventurer as an avatar of a Roaring 1920's tycoon. O'Neill's take-down of an American value system, in which making a profit trumps all else, stings nearly ninety years after it was written.
  • Rileys T-Shirt Shop, 132 Bradford Street
  • Provincetown, Barnstable County, MA (Cape & Islands)
  • contact: (866) 789-TENN
  • web: www.twptown.org/shows
  • cost: $45
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Friday, September 23, 2016 3:00 PM4:30 PM
A debutante's visit to the underbelly of her luxury ocean-liner upends the coal-stoker boss, Yank's, overblown self-esteem. O'Neill's daring 1922 text vaulted beyond the realism of his earlier plays to forcefully dramatize the human cost and terror of the rapidly mechanizing twentieth-century. This movement-based production highlights the athleticism of Eugene O'Neill's text, rich with tension between muscle and steel, humanity and mechanization.
  • Wharf House at P'town Marina, 9 Ryder Street Extension
  • Provincetown, Barnstable County, MA (Cape & Islands)
  • contact: (866) 789-TENN
  • web: www.twptown.org/shows
  • cost: $45
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Friday, September 23, 2016 7:00 PM9:00 PM
A happy hedonist wife has come to the end of her patience with her husband, a forever-experimenting artist. This intense and personal late-60's Williams one act features the original cast of the 2012 New York production. Warning: Contains adult situations not suitable for those under 16.
  • Velvet Lounge, 258 Commercial Street
  • Provincetown, Barnstable County, MA (Cape & Islands)
  • contact: (866) 789-TENN
  • web: www.twptown.org/shows
  • cost: $35
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Friday, September 23, 2016 7:00 PM8:30 PM
O'Neill's groundbreaking 1920 play "Anna Christie" reveals a woman whose life is performance: daughter, lover, whore. Three actresses from Central Russia and a virtuoso Russian pianist reimagine the story through dance, song, Russian dolls, and dialogue. Performed in Russian, with over-sized titles projected in English. Reimagined by Russian theater artists, this new version of O'Neill's groundbreaking drama features dance, piano, and Russian dolls.
  • Wharf House at P'town Marina, 9 Ryder Street Extension
  • Provincetown, Barnstable County, MA (Cape & Islands)
  • contact: (866) 789-TENN
  • web: www.twptown.org/shows
  • cost: $35
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Friday, September 23, 2016 7:30 PM9:00 PM
An Irish hustler, married to a Lutheran preacher's daughter, brings up his nubile children to sell in the priciest neighborhoods of Manhattan. The title is Williams' twist on the German admonition -- known in a Victorian-era rulebook as K3 -- that women devote themselves to children (kinder), kitchen (kuche), and church (kirche). The Festival offers the first production of this raucous song-filled comedy since 1979, the year Williams wrote it. Catch a rare chance to see this irreverent, outrageous, rule-bending comedy that hasn't been produced since 1979. Warning: Contains adult situations not suitable for those under 16.
  • Rileys T-Shirt Shop, 132 Bradford Street
  • Provincetown, Barnstable County, MA (Cape & Islands)
  • contact: (866) 789-TENN
  • web: www.twptown.org/shows
  • cost: $35
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Friday, September 23, 2016 8:00 PM9:30 PM
The story of O'Neill's 1924 tragedy, about a stepson in love with his stepmother, dates back to the ancient Greeks. South Africa's Abrahamse-Meyer moves the play's setting from New England to Cape Town where a British farmer brings home a Xhosa bride. Afrikaans-inflected English brings new musicality to O'Neill's spare dialogue of repression and release. This multi-racial reboot of a Eugene O'Neill classic about ownership and desire won critical acclaim in South Africa for its lyric beauty and boldness.
  • Provincetown Theater, 238 Bradford Street
  • Provincetown, Barnstable County, MA (Cape & Islands)
  • contact: (866) 789-TENN
  • web: www.twptown.org/shows
  • cost: $45
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Friday, September 23, 2016 9:30 PM11:00 PM
In the tradition of the TW Festival's 2015 Beatnik Jam, the artists of the Festival will sing to live accompaniment in saloons around town. Stirring, sentimental, sexist, sometimes silly, among other songs: "Danny Boy" and "My Wild Irish Rose" from Williams' Kirche K?che Kinder; "Whiskey Johnny" from O'Neill's The Hairy Ape. Guess whose mothers show up at the theater together?
  • Napi's Restaurant, 7 Freeman Street
  • Provincetown, Barnstable County, MA (Cape & Islands)
  • contact: (866) 789-TENN
  • web: www.twptown.org/shows
  • cost: $15
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, September 24, 2016 11:00AM
Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to tour around the Jamaica Pond. Once a district that only included the houses of Boston’s elite, the Pond later was put to industrial use as tons of ice were harvested there each winter. Learn about the movers and shakers such as Francis Parkman and James Michael Curley who made their homes on the Pond’s shores. Discover how the Pond was transformed from private estates and warehouses into the parkland we know today. Tour lasts 90 minutes and will be canceled in case of heavy rain. No reservations are required, just meet the guide at the location listed. A map showing the starting points of the walking tours can be found on our website.
Saturday, September 24, 2016 10:00 AM11:15 AM
Hosted by Festival executive director Jef Hall-Flavin, Williams 101 is the perfect opportunity to brush up on your Tennessee Williams and Eugene O'Neill. This year's seminar features an O'Neill specialist with scholarly insights. With brief, informative backgrounds on each playwright, the discussion will prime your pump for a weekend of theater. Peppered with Festival artists, audience members will enjoy practical insights on the thematic through-lines in the Festival lineup.
  • Cabaret at the Crown, 247 Commercial Street
  • Provincetown, Barnstable County, MA (Cape & Islands)
  • contact: (866) 789-TENN
  • web: www.twptown.org/shows
  • cost: $20
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, September 24, 2016 12:00 PM2:30 PM
A burlesque retelling of the life of Marco Polo casts the 14th century Italian adventurer as an avatar of a Roaring 1920's tycoon. O'Neill's take-down of an American value system, in which making a profit trumps all else, stings nearly ninety years after it was written.
  • Rileys T-Shirt Shop, 132 Bradford Street
  • Provincetown, Barnstable County, MA (Cape & Islands)
  • contact: (866) 789-TENN
  • web: www.twptown.org/shows
  • cost: $45
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, September 24, 2016 1:00 PM3:00 PM
Williams sets up camp on O'Neill's turf: a bar at the end of the world, shrouded in ocean fog, in which a collection of misfits huddle like birds evading a storm. Unlike O'Neill's eternally damned pipe-dreamers, Williams' crass menagerie of barflies -- an itinerant beautician, her loutish boyfriend, a lovesick short-order cook, the girl he's in love with, and an alcoholic doctor -- survive on hope and the possibility of heaven.
  • The Boatslip, 161 Commercial Street
  • Provincetown, Barnstable County, MA (Cape & Islands)
  • contact: (866) 789-TENN
  • web: www.twptown.org/shows
  • cost: $35
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, September 24, 2016 1:00 PM2:30 PM
The story of O'Neill's 1924 tragedy, about a stepson in love with his stepmother, dates back to the ancient Greeks. South Africa's Abrahamse-Meyer moves the play's setting from New England to Cape Town where a British farmer brings home a Xhosa bride. Afrikaans-inflected English brings new musicality to O'Neill's spare dialogue of repression and release. This multi-racial reboot of a Eugene O'Neill classic about ownership and desire won critical acclaim in South Africa for its lyric beauty and boldness.
  • Provincetown Theater, 238 Bradford Street
  • Provincetown, Barnstable County, MA (Cape & Islands)
  • contact: (866) 789-TENN
  • web: www.twptown.org/shows
  • cost: $45
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, September 24, 2016 1:00 PM2:00 PM
O'Neill's groundbreaking 1920 play "Anna Christie" reveals a woman whose life is performance: daughter, lover, whore. Three actresses from Central Russia and a virtuoso Russian pianist reimagine the story through dance, song, Russian dolls, and dialogue. Performed in Russian, with over-sized titles projected in English. Reimagined by Russian theater artists, this new version of O'Neill's groundbreaking drama features dance, piano, and Russian dolls.
  • Wharf House at P'town Marina, 9 Ryder Street Extension
  • Provincetown, Barnstable County, MA (Cape & Islands)
  • contact: (866) 789-TENN
  • web: www.twptown.org/shows
  • cost: $35
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, September 24, 2016 4:00 PM6:00 PM
A happy hedonist wife has come to the end of her patience with her husband, a forever-experimenting artist. This intense and personal late-60's Williams one act features the original cast of the 2012 New York production. Warning: Contains adult situations not suitable for those under 16.
  • Velvet Lounge, 258 Commercial Street
  • Provincetown, Barnstable County, MA (Cape & Islands)
  • contact: (866) 789-TENN
  • web: www.twptown.org/shows
  • cost: $35
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, September 24, 2016 4:00 PM5:30 PM
An Irish hustler, married to a Lutheran preacher's daughter, brings up his nubile children to sell in the priciest neighborhoods of Manhattan. The title is Williams' twist on the German admonition -- known in a Victorian-era rulebook as K3 -- that women devote themselves to children (kinder), kitchen (kuche), and church (kirche). The Festival offers the first production of this raucous song-filled comedy since 1979, the year Williams wrote it. Catch a rare chance to see this irreverent, outrageous, rule-bending comedy that hasn't been produced since 1979. Warning: Contains adult situations not suitable for those under 16.
  • Rileys T-Shirt Shop, 132 Bradford Street
  • Provincetown, Barnstable County, MA (Cape & Islands)
  • contact: (866) 789-TENN
  • web: www.twptown.org/shows
  • cost: $35
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, September 24, 2016 4:30 PM6:00 PM
Williams introduces us to two ageless good-time girls, out for a good time in a desolate East St. Louis juke joint. O'Neill's understanding of a good-time girl was quite different -- this scene from "Welded," written in 1924, stands alone as a moving portrait of unexpected redemption when a footsore young streetwalker teaches an errant young husband how to get through life.
  • Governor Bradford, 312 Commercial Street
  • Provincetown, Barnstable County, MA (Cape & Islands)
  • contact: (866) 789-TENN
  • web: www.twptown.org/shows
  • cost: $35
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, September 24, 2016 4:00 PM5:30 PM
O'Neill's groundbreaking 1920 play "Anna Christie" reveals a woman whose life is performance: daughter, lover, whore. Three actresses from Central Russia and a virtuoso Russian pianist reimagine the story through dance, song, Russian dolls, and dialogue. Performed in Russian, with over-sized titles projected in English. Reimagined by Russian theater artists, this new version of O'Neill's groundbreaking drama features dance, piano, and Russian dolls.
  • Wharf House at P'town Marina, 9 Ryder Street Extension
  • Provincetown, Barnstable County, MA (Cape & Islands)
  • contact: (866) 789-TENN
  • web: www.twptown.org/shows
  • cost: $35
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Monday, September 26, 2016 06:00 PM07:00 PM
Hear Edward Lodi talk about his latest book, "Massasoit’s Town Sowams in Pokanoket Its History Legends and Traditions." In the1620s a warm friendship developed between Massasoit, sachem of the Wampanoags, and the Pilgrim Edward Winslow. In a brief booklet published in 1904 Virginia Baker wrote of that friendship and of the two visits Winslow made from Plymouth to the sachem’s home in what is now Warren, Rhode Island. On the second visit Winslow saved Massasoit’s life. The sachem returned the favor by warning Winslow of a plot by Massachusetts Indians to destroy Plymouth Colony. In Massasoit’s Town, Edward Lodi has reprinted Baker’s well-researched booklet and added material of his own, focusing on the dangers faced by Massasoit, the Pilgrims, and on the individuals. Indian and English, caught up in the fierce struggle for survival in early New England. He welcomes questions during and after his talk; a book signing follows. Sponsored by the Friends of the Acushnet Public.Library.
  • Acushnet Public Library, 232 Middle Road, Acushnet MA
  • Acushnet, Bristol County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: 508-998-0270
  • web: www.acupl.org
  • cost: Free
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 7:00 PM8:00 PM
In the 1940s and 50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they didn't turn to male graduates. Rather, they recruited an elite group of young women who, with only pencil, paper, and mathematical prowess, transformed rocket design, helped bring about the first American satellites, and made the exploration of the solar system possible. For the first time, Rise of the Rocket Girls tells the stories of these women--known as "human computers"--who broke the boundaries of both gender and science.
Thursday, September 29, 2016 7:00 PM
The end of World War II. Holland is in chaos. The artist van Meegeren is arrested. His crime? Selling a long-lost painting by the Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer to Hermann Goering, Nazi leader. His defense? It was a perfect forgery painted by him. His proof? In front of his prosecutor (art historian and resistance fighter) Geert Piller, he must paint another flawless Vermeer to save his life. A play that debates beauty, faith, memory and the reconstruction of a country.
  • Larry Vaber Stage, Unicorn Theatre, 6 East Street
  • Stockbridge, Berkshire County, MA (Berkshire)
  • contact: (413) 997-4444
  • web: www.wamtheatre.com/the-bakelite-masterpiece/
  • cost: $45, Group, Student and Teacher Discounts
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Friday, September 30, 2016 7:00 PM
The end of World War II. Holland is in chaos. The artist van Meegeren is arrested. His crime? Selling a long-lost painting by the Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer to Hermann Goering, Nazi leader. His defense? It was a perfect forgery painted by him. His proof? In front of his prosecutor (art historian and resistance fighter) Geert Piller, he must paint another flawless Vermeer to save his life. A play that debates beauty, faith, memory and the reconstruction of a country.
  • Larry Vaber Stage in the Unicorn Theatre, 6 East Street
  • Stockbridge, Berkshire County, MA (Berkshire)
  • contact: (413) 997-4444
  • web: www.wamtheatre.com/the-bakelite-masterpiece/
  • cost: $45 Group, student and teacher discounts.
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, October 1, 2016 7:00 PM
The end of World War II. Holland is in chaos. The artist van Meegeren is arrested. His crime? Selling a long-lost painting by the Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer to Hermann Goering, Nazi leader. His defense? It was a perfect forgery painted by him. His proof? In front of his prosecutor (art historian and resistance fighter) Geert Piller, he must paint another flawless Vermeer to save his life. A play that debates beauty, faith, memory and the reconstruction of a country.
  • Larry Vaber Stage in the Unicorn Theatre, 6 East Street
  • Stockbridge, Berkshire County, MA (Berkshire)
  • contact: (413) 997-4444
  • web: www.wamtheatre.com/the-bakelite-masterpiece/
  • cost: $50 Group, student and teacher discounts.
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, October 1, 2016 1:00 PM3:00 PM
Celebrate Massachusetts’ 25th annual Archaeology Month by learning about life long ago as part of our Kids’ Archaeology Day. You’ll see real artifacts from New England history and learn how archaeologists decipher our past. Kids will even get to take home their own treasures. Please call to reserve your spot.
Friday, October 7, 2016 7:00 PM
The end of World War II. Holland is in chaos. The artist van Meegeren is arrested. His crime? Selling a long-lost painting by the Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer to Hermann Goering, Nazi leader. His defense? It was a perfect forgery painted by him. His proof? In front of his prosecutor (art historian and resistance fighter) Geert Piller, he must paint another flawless Vermeer to save his life. A play that debates beauty, faith, memory and the reconstruction of a country.
Saturday, October 8, 2016 3:00 PM4:00 PM
Between 1911 and 1922, a series of wars would engulf the Ottoman Empire and its successor states, in which the central conflict, of course, is World War I—a story we think we know well. As Sean McMeekin shows us in this revelatory new history of what he calls the “wars of the Ottoman succession,” we know far less than we think. The Ottoman Endgame brings to light the entire strategic narrative that led to an unstable new order in postwar Middle East—much of which is still felt today. McMeekin also brilliantly reconceives our inherited Anglo-French understanding of the war’s outcome and the collapse of the empire that followed.
Saturday, October 8, 2016 2:00 PM
The end of World War II. Holland is in chaos. The artist van Meegeren is arrested. His crime? Selling a long-lost painting by the Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer to Hermann Goering, Nazi leader. His defense? It was a perfect forgery painted by him. His proof? In front of his prosecutor (art historian and resistance fighter) Geert Piller, he must paint another flawless Vermeer to save his life. A play that debates beauty, faith, memory and the reconstruction of a country.
  • Larry Vaber Stage in the Unicorn Theatre, 6 East Street
  • Stockbridge, Berkshire County, MA (Berkshire)
  • contact: (413) 997-4444
  • web: www.wamtheatre.com/the-bakelite-masterpiece/
  • cost: $50 Group, student and teacher discounts.
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, October 8, 2016 7:00 PM
The end of World War II. Holland is in chaos. The artist van Meegeren is arrested. His crime? Selling a long-lost painting by the Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer to Hermann Goering, Nazi leader. His defense? It was a perfect forgery painted by him. His proof? In front of his prosecutor (art historian and resistance fighter) Geert Piller, he must paint another flawless Vermeer to save his life. A play that debates beauty, faith, memory and the reconstruction of a country.
  • Larry Vaber Stage in the Unicorn Theatre, 6 East Street
  • Stockbridge, Berkshire County, MA (Berkshire)
  • contact: (413) 997-4444
  • web: www.wamtheatre.com/the-bakelite-masterpiece/
  • cost: $50 Group, student and teacher discounts.
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Sunday, October 9, 2016 2:00 PM
The end of World War II. Holland is in chaos. The artist van Meegeren is arrested. His crime? Selling a long-lost painting by the Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer to Hermann Goering, Nazi leader. His defense? It was a perfect forgery painted by him. His proof? In front of his prosecutor (art historian and resistance fighter) Geert Piller, he must paint another flawless Vermeer to save his life. A play that debates beauty, faith, memory and the reconstruction of a country.
  • Larry Vaber Stage in the Unicorn Theatre, 6 East Street
  • Stockbridge, Berkshire County, MA (Berkshire)
  • contact: (413) 997-4444
  • web: www.wamtheatre.com/the-bakelite-masterpiece/
  • cost: $50 Group, student and teacher discounts.
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Thursday, October 13, 2016 7:00 PM
The end of World War II. Holland is in chaos. The artist van Meegeren is arrested. His crime? Selling a long-lost painting by the Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer to Hermann Goering, Nazi leader. His defense? It was a perfect forgery painted by him. His proof? In front of his prosecutor (art historian and resistance fighter) Geert Piller, he must paint another flawless Vermeer to save his life. A play that debates beauty, faith, memory and the reconstruction of a country.
  • Larry Vaber Stage in the Unicorn Theatre, 6 East Street
  • Stockbridge, Berkshire County, MA (Berkshire)
  • contact: (413) 997-4444
  • web: www.wamtheatre.com/the-bakelite-masterpiece/
  • cost: $50 Group, student and teacher discounts.
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Friday, October 14, 2016 7:00 PM
The end of World War II. Holland is in chaos. The artist van Meegeren is arrested. His crime? Selling a long-lost painting by the Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer to Hermann Goering, Nazi leader. His defense? It was a perfect forgery painted by him. His proof? In front of his prosecutor (art historian and resistance fighter) Geert Piller, he must paint another flawless Vermeer to save his life. A play that debates beauty, faith, memory and the reconstruction of a country.
  • Larry Vaber Stage in the Unicorn Theatre, 6 East Street
  • Stockbridge, Berkshire County, MA (Berkshire)
  • contact: (413) 997-4444
  • web: www.wamtheatre.com/the-bakelite-masterpiece/
  • cost: $50 Group, student and teacher discounts.
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Friday, October 14, 2016 7:00 PM
The end of World War II. Holland is in chaos. The artist van Meegeren is arrested. His crime? Selling a long-lost painting by the Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer to Hermann Goering, Nazi leader. His defense? It was a perfect forgery painted by him. His proof? In front of his prosecutor (art historian and resistance fighter) Geert Piller, he must paint another flawless Vermeer to save his life. A play that debates beauty, faith, memory and the reconstruction of a country.
  • Larry Vaber Stage in the Unicorn Theatre, 6 East Street
  • Stockbridge, Berkshire County, MA (Berkshire)
  • contact: (413) 997-4444
  • web: www.wamtheatre.com/the-bakelite-masterpiece/
  • cost: $50 Group, student and teacher discounts.
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, October 15, 2016 2:00 PM
The end of World War II. Holland is in chaos. The artist van Meegeren is arrested. His crime? Selling a long-lost painting by the Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer to Hermann Goering, Nazi leader. His defense? It was a perfect forgery painted by him. His proof? In front of his prosecutor (art historian and resistance fighter) Geert Piller, he must paint another flawless Vermeer to save his life. A play that debates beauty, faith, memory and the reconstruction of a country.
  • Larry Vaber Stage in the Unicorn Theatre, 6 East Street
  • Stockbridge, Berkshire County, MA (Berkshire)
  • contact: (413) 997-4444
  • web: www.wamtheatre.com/the-bakelite-masterpiece/
  • cost: $50 Group, student and teacher discounts.
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, October 15, 2016 7:00 PM
The end of World War II. Holland is in chaos. The artist van Meegeren is arrested. His crime? Selling a long-lost painting by the Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer to Hermann Goering, Nazi leader. His defense? It was a perfect forgery painted by him. His proof? In front of his prosecutor (art historian and resistance fighter) Geert Piller, he must paint another flawless Vermeer to save his life. A play that debates beauty, faith, memory and the reconstruction of a country.
  • Larry Vaber Stage in the Unicorn Theatre, 6 East Street
  • Stockbridge, Berkshire County, MA (Berkshire)
  • contact: (413) 997-4444
  • web: www.wamtheatre.com/the-bakelite-masterpiece/
  • cost: $50 Group, student and teacher discounts.
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Sunday, October 16, 2016 2:00 PM
The end of World War II. Holland is in chaos. The artist van Meegeren is arrested. His crime? Selling a long-lost painting by the Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer to Hermann Goering, Nazi leader. His defense? It was a perfect forgery painted by him. His proof? In front of his prosecutor (art historian and resistance fighter) Geert Piller, he must paint another flawless Vermeer to save his life. A play that debates beauty, faith, memory and the reconstruction of a country.
  • Larry Vaber Stage in the Unicorn Theatre, 6 East Street
  • Stockbridge, Berkshire County, MA (Berkshire)
  • contact: (413) 997-4444
  • web: www.wamtheatre.com/the-bakelite-masterpiece/
  • cost: $50 Group, student and teacher discounts.
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Sunday, October 16, 2016 6:00 PM8:00 PM
Join the Cambridge Historical Society this fall as we explore our annual theme, "Are We Home?" The first of three events in our conversation series will examine Cambridge's history of affordable housing and answer the questions: How did we get here? What are the challenges? Who is the "we"? Speakers include Charlie Sullivan, Executive Director, Cambridge Historical Commission; Barry Bluestone, Senior Research Associate of the Dukakis Center, Northeastern University; Corinne Espinoza, Board Member, Cambrige Community Center.
  • Cambridge Public Library, Main Branch, 449 Broadway
  • Cambridge, Middlesex County, MA (Greater Boston)
  • contact: (617) 547-4252
  • web: www.cambridgehistory.org
  • cost: Free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Thursday, October 20, 2016 7:00 PM
The end of World War II. Holland is in chaos. The artist van Meegeren is arrested. His crime? Selling a long-lost painting by the Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer to Hermann Goering, Nazi leader. His defense? It was a perfect forgery painted by him. His proof? In front of his prosecutor (art historian and resistance fighter) Geert Piller, he must paint another flawless Vermeer to save his life. A play that debates beauty, faith, memory and the reconstruction of a country.
  • Larry Vaber Stage in the Unicorn Theatre, 6 East Street
  • Stockbridge, Berkshire County, MA (Berkshire)
  • contact: (413) 997-4444
  • web: www.wamtheatre.com/the-bakelite-masterpiece/
  • cost: $50 Group, student and teacher discounts.
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Friday, October 21, 2016 7:00 PM
The end of World War II. Holland is in chaos. The artist van Meegeren is arrested. His crime? Selling a long-lost painting by the Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer to Hermann Goering, Nazi leader. His defense? It was a perfect forgery painted by him. His proof? In front of his prosecutor (art historian and resistance fighter) Geert Piller, he must paint another flawless Vermeer to save his life. A play that debates beauty, faith, memory and the reconstruction of a country.
  • Larry Vaber Stage in the Unicorn Theatre, 6 East Street
  • Stockbridge, Berkshire County, MA (Berkshire)
  • contact: (413) 997-4444
  • web: www.wamtheatre.com/the-bakelite-masterpiece/
  • cost: $50 Group, student and teacher discounts.
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, October 22, 2016 2:00 PM
The end of World War II. Holland is in chaos. The artist van Meegeren is arrested. His crime? Selling a long-lost painting by the Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer to Hermann Goering, Nazi leader. His defense? It was a perfect forgery painted by him. His proof? In front of his prosecutor (art historian and resistance fighter) Geert Piller, he must paint another flawless Vermeer to save his life. A play that debates beauty, faith, memory and the reconstruction of a country.
  • Larry Vaber Stage in the Unicorn Theatre, 6 East Street
  • Stockbridge, Berkshire County, MA (Berkshire)
  • contact: (413) 997-4444
  • web: www.wamtheatre.com/the-bakelite-masterpiece/
  • cost: $50 Group, student and teacher discounts.
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, October 22, 2016 7:00 PM
The end of World War II. Holland is in chaos. The artist van Meegeren is arrested. His crime? Selling a long-lost painting by the Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer to Hermann Goering, Nazi leader. His defense? It was a perfect forgery painted by him. His proof? In front of his prosecutor (art historian and resistance fighter) Geert Piller, he must paint another flawless Vermeer to save his life. A play that debates beauty, faith, memory and the reconstruction of a country.
  • Larry Vaber Stage in the Unicorn Theatre, 6 East Street
  • Stockbridge, Berkshire County, MA (Berkshire)
  • contact: (413) 997-4444
  • web: www.wamtheatre.com/the-bakelite-masterpiece/
  • cost: $50 Group, student and teacher discounts.
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Sunday, October 23, 2016 2:00 PM
The end of World War II. Holland is in chaos. The artist van Meegeren is arrested. His crime? Selling a long-lost painting by the Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer to Hermann Goering, Nazi leader. His defense? It was a perfect forgery painted by him. His proof? In front of his prosecutor (art historian and resistance fighter) Geert Piller, he must paint another flawless Vermeer to save his life. A play that debates beauty, faith, memory and the reconstruction of a country.
  • Larry Vaber Stage in the Unicorn Theatre, 6 East Street
  • Stockbridge, Berkshire County, MA (Berkshire)
  • contact: (413) 997-4444
  • web: www.wamtheatre.com/the-bakelite-masterpiece/
  • cost: $50 Group, student and teacher discounts.
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Sunday, November 6, 2016 6:30 PM
Join Mass Humanities in conferring the Governor's Award upon three exemplary honorees whose public actions have been grounded in an appreciation of the humanities and have enhanced civic life in the Commonwealth. The honorees: Frieda Garcia, Atul Gawande, or Lia Poorvu. Reception begins at 6:30 PM, followed by dinner and The Governor's Awards in the Humanities Presentations at 7:15PM.
Sunday, November 6, 2016 4:30 PM6:30 PM
Perhaps no president came into office with greater challenges or higher hopes than Barack Obama. Where will future presidential historians rank our first African-American president? For what will he be best remembered? Join our panel of historians and WBUR host moderator for a discussion on President Obama's legacy.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 6:00 PMFriday, November 16, 2018 8:00 PM
In 1768, precisely one hundred years after the House of the Gables was built, craftsmen had likely completed the final decorative embellishments of a new mansion erected across the harbor in Marblehead. Exquisite carvings, mahogany paneling, and magnificent hand-painted murals gave the grand new residence an aura of splendor that would have rivaled most New England homes at that time, just as the Turners' impressive dwelling would have a century earlier. Join former Lee Mansion curator Judy Anderson for an illustrated talk about the preservation of the splendid house and its hand painted wallpapers over two and a half centuries. A book about those wall-coverings will be for sale after the talk. To reserve your spot for this lecture please email groups@7gables.org, or call 978-744-0991 ext. 104
  • House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
  • Salem, Essex County, MA (Northeast)
  • contact: (978) 744-0991 x104
  • web: www.7gables.org
  • email: groups@7gables.org
  • cost: $7, free for members.
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Thursday, November 17, 2016 7:00 PM8:30 PM
Join clock expert Bob Frishman for an illustrated talk of more than 100 digital images, offering the history of clocks and watches in New England beginning with the arrival of the Mayflower up to the adoption of standard time by the railroads in the late 19th century. This talk will last no more than an hour and will be followed by an informal “road-show” appraisal session when attendees’ clocks can be identified and evaluated. So bring your clocks and join us for this great talk! Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. with the talk to begin at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 7:00 PM8:30 PM
We will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941 with a presentation by Curator of Collections Brian Miskell about some of the Sailors, Soldiers, Marines, and Airmen from the Old Colony region who were serving in Hawaii at the time.

Exhibits

Saturday, February 27, 2016 Sunday, February 12, 2017
Natural Selections: Flora and the Arts explores through more than 20 objects how nature has inspired, impressed, and enlightened society long before the publication of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species in 1859. Using three themes, the exhibition explores the subject of flora and how it inspired the decorative arts. “Botanizing” looks at the movement to classify, study, and teach though a selection of educational books and prints detailing floral anatomy and stages of life. “Art in Nature” delves into the museum’s rich collection of decorative arts to see how plants and flowers have influenced designers and craftspeople in fields as diverse as textiles, ceramics, furniture, and architecture. Finally, “Bringing the Outdoors In” showcases ceramic and glass vessels which literally brought colorful and fragrant flowers and plants indoors for personal enjoyment and study.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 11:00 AMSaturday, November 19, 2016 4:00 PM
The Nichols family (who resided in what is now the museum from 1885-1960) was an upper middle class, Progressive-era (1890-1920) family with three intelligent, driven, and very different daughters who were involved in many reform activities of the day, including: women's suffrage, pacifism, and civil service reform. On May 4, the museum will open an exhibition that delves into the social and political activities of this innovative family, focusing especially on the advocacy of the younger generation of the three Nichols sisters, Rose, Marian and Margaret. We hope that by telling the stories of the past alongside the stories of the present, audiences will be inspired to engage in critical thinking about the role of women in public policy and politics.
  • Nichols House Museum, 55 Mount Vernon Street
  • Boston, Suffolk County, MA (Greater Boston)
  • contact: (617) 227-6993
  • web: www.nicholshousemuseum.org/
  • cost: Free with museum admission. Adults: $10, Children 12 and under: Free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, May 28, 2016 10:00 AMSunday, October 30, 2016 5:00 PM
Travel with Raven to the Northwest Coast and experience the rich heritage of the Native peoples, portrayed in dramatic storytelling and striking art objects. Fantastic tales set in the oceans, streams, and forests of the Pacific Northwest are accompanied by totem poles, carved masks, and other ceremonial and utilitarian objects reflecting the traditions and artistry of the Kwakiutl, Haida, Tsimshian, and Tlingit groups, among others. The exhibit features objects from the collection of Joan and Paul Gluck, one of the finest private collections of Pacific Northwest coastal art.
  • Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street (Route 7)
  • Pittsfield, Berkshire County, MA (Berkshire)
  • contact: (413)443-7171
  • web: berkshiremuseum.org
  • email: info@berkshiremuseum.org
  • cost: Regular museum admission: $13 adult; $6 child (under 18), Museum members & children 3 and under free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Monday, June 20, 2016 Wednesday, August 17, 2016
A family-favorite tradition returns! Fitchburg-made Iver Johnson bicycles are on display, in one of the largest displays ever, within one mile of the factory where they were created. The Iver Johnson company made some of the most highly regarded racing and pleasure bikes in America, from the 1890’s till World War II. They were shipped from Fitchburg to Iver Johnson sporting goods stores all over the world. These historic bikes have been loaned by local collectors and restoration experts. Open Mondays and Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, July 15, 2016 Wednesday, May 31, 2017
"Picturing Frederick Douglass," the first major exhibition of photographs of the famed abolitionist, promises to revolutionize our knowledge of race and photography in 19th-century America. Many were unpublished, forgotten for decades, and previously unseen by contemporary viewers. Several were taken in Boston. Together, the images trace Douglass's visual journey from self-emancipated man to firebrand abolitionist and elder statesman, and they narrate a photographic autobiography across a half-century of history. Douglass, who was in love with photography, sat for his portrait whenever possible, from his earliest known photograph in 1841 until his passing in 1895. As a result, he became the most photographed American of the 19th century; more photographed than President Abraham Lincoln. Picturing Frederick Douglass offers a visually stunning re-introduction to America's first black celebrity immediately recognizable in his own lifetime by millions.
  • 46 Joy St.
  • Boston, Suffolk County, MA (Greater Boston)
  • web: maah.org
  • cost: On July 15th cost will be admission by donation. After the 15th, admission will be $5 for Adults $3 for seniors, Free for members

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