Events

Saturday, November 22, 2014 1:00 PM2:30 PM
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
  • Lynn Public Library, 5 North Common Street
  • Lynn, Essex County, MA (Northeast)
  • contact: (781) 595-0567 ext. 110
  • email: scronin@noblenet.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, November 22, 2014 1:00 PM2:30 PM
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
  • East Longmeadow Public Library, 60 Center Square
  • East Longmeadow, Hampden County, MA (CT Valley)
  • contact: (413) 525-5400 x1505
  • email: jenny.kinder@eastlongmeadowma.gov
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, November 22, 2014 2:00 PM3:30 PM
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
  • Grafton Public Library, 35 Grafton Common
  • Grafton, Worcester County, MA (Central)
  • contact: (508) 839-4649
  • email: acusher@cwmars.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, November 22, 2014 3:00 PM4:30 PM
A reading and discussion program for families with children ages 10-13. Children and their parents or caregivers will read chapters from age-appropriate novels and convene four times. Skilled facilitators will lead provocative conversations.
  • J.V. Fletcher Library, 50 Main Street
  • Westford, Middlesex County, MA (Northeast)
  • contact: (978) 399-2307
  • email: kmcgann@westfordma.gov
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 12:00 PM1:00 PM
Over the past ten years the Working Waterfront Festival has recorded every performance and conversation on our stages, creating a rich audio archive of music, fisher poetry, storytelling, and more. Scholar Diana Lempel is helping us use these recordings to understand family and community identity in the commercial fishing industry. Join us as she presents her work in progress. Visit to hear and see some of the stories that Diana has been listening to!
  • New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park Theatre, 33 William St.
  • New Bedford, Bristol County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: (508) 996-4095
  • web: www.nps.gov/nebe/index.htm
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, November 29, 2014 2:00 PM3:30 PM
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
  • Grafton Public Library, 35 Grafton Common
  • Grafton, Worcester County, MA (Central)
  • contact: (508) 839-4649
  • email: acusher@cwmars.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Friday, December 12, 2014 12:30 PM1:30 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, December 13, 2014 1:00 PM3:00 PM
Many families collect Christmas ornaments and other holiday decorations to build tradition and long-lasting memories. For this class only, we will bring out from storage our entire ornament collection, and discuss the history of “The Christmas City.” We will provide the supplies to make your own glass ornaments to share with family this holiday season. All ages are welcome, so bring the kids for a fun day of holiday cheer. Registration is needed one week prior to the class, so we can order the appropriate amount of materials. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Taunton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
  • Old Colony Historical Society, 66 Church Green
  • Taunton, Bristol County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: 5088221622
  • cost: Free but call to register.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 6:30 PM8:00 PM
A reading and discussion program for families with children ages 10-13. Children and their parents or caregivers will read chapters from age-appropriate novels and convene four times. Skilled facilitators will lead provocative conversations.
  • Joshua Hyde Library, 306 Main Street
  • Sturbridge, Worcester County, MA (Central)
  • email: czelazo@cwmars.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 6:30 PM8:00 PM
A reading and discussion program for families with children ages 10-13. Children and their parents or caregivers will read chapters from age-appropriate novels and convene four times. Skilled facilitators will lead provocative conversations.
  • Joshua Hyde Library, 306 Main Street
  • Sturbridge, Worcester County, MA (Central)
  • contact: (508) 347-2512
  • email: czelazo@cwmars.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 6:30 PM8:00 PM
A reading and discussion program for families with children ages 10-13. Children and their parents or caregivers will read chapters from age-appropriate novels and convene four times. Skilled facilitators will lead provocative conversations.
  • Joshua Hyde Library, 306 Main Street
  • Sturbridge, Worcester County, MA (Central)
  • contact: (508) 347-2512
  • email: czelazo@cwmars.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 6:30 PM8:00 PM
A reading and discussion program for families with children ages 10-13. Children and their parents or caregivers will read chapters from age-appropriate novels and convene four times. Skilled facilitators will lead provocative conversations.
  • Joshua Hyde Library, 306 Main Street
  • Sturbridge, Worcester County, MA (Central)
  • contact: (508) 347-2512
  • email: czelazo@cwmars.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities

Exhibits

Thursday, February 16, 2012 11:00 AMThursday, December 31, 2015 5:00 PM
A renovated and expanded exhibition about slavery, abolition, and the Underground Railroad including hands-on interactives and audio elements. Tuesday-Friday, 11 AM to 5 PM Saturday and Sunday, 12 Noon to 5 PM Closed Mondays and major holidays
  • Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street
  • Newton, Middlesex County, MA (Metrowest Boston)
  • contact: (617) 796-1450
  • web: www.historicnewton.org/
  • cost: $6 for general admission, $5 for a discounted ticket (Newton residents, seniors, children 6-12 years, AAA members, students with ID), and free for children 5 and under and Historic Newton members
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Monday, April 28, 2014 Sunday, March 15, 2015
In the early 20th century the village of Deerfield supported a thriving Arts and Crafts community of metalsmiths, potters, furniture makers, photographers, embroiderers, and basket makers. Frequently inspired by objects from New England's past, these artisans combined older designs and techniques in new and creative ways to sell to a 20th-century audience. Several of the Deerfield artisans, who were predominantly women, achieved national recognition for their work. This exhibition will feature more than 25 objects from Historic Deerfield's collections and will include objects made by Madeline Yale Wynne, Cornelius Kelley, the Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework, and the Pocumtuck Basket Makers.
Thursday, June 12, 2014 10:00 AMSaturday, January 24, 2015 4:00 PM
To commemorate the centennial of the outbreak of World War I, the Massachusetts Historical Society has organized an exhibition focusing on two of the hundreds of women from the Commonwealth who went to France as members of the U.S. armed forces, the Red Cross, and other war relief organizations. From the Society’s extraordinary collection of women’s remembrances, the exhibition features photographs, letters, diaries, and memorabilia related to Margaret Hall and Eleanor (Nora) Saltonstall, Red Cross volunteers in France. Both women were keen observers of the climactic months of the war and depicted what they witnessed in vivid detail. Please see website for building closings.
  • Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street
  • Boston, Suffolk County, MA (Greater Boston)
  • contact: 617-536-1608
  • web: www.masshist.org
  • cost: free
Friday, September 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)

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