Events

Thursday, April 27, 2017 7:00 PM8:00 PM
Another presentation by author Joni Mayhan about Gardner's haunted Victorian mansion. Back again due to an overwhelming interest. This event will include information about the current state of renovations in the historic building. The program starts after a museum-hosted reception from 6:30-7 PM. Reservation per e-mail or phone call is required!
Thursday, May 18, 2017 7:00 PM8:00 PM
High School students explore local and regional history topics. The winning research paper receives a $250 award tonight. 3 Finalists will read their essays. Reservation per e-mail or phone call is required!
Thursday, June 1, 2017 7:00 PM8:00 PM
Professor Ben Railton will discuss his four books and online public scholarship on the tension at the heart of American identity. The program starts after a museum-hosted reception from 6:30-7 PM. Reservation per e-mail or phone call is required!
Thursday, June 1, 2017 5:30 PM7:00 PM
A free history talk on the oral histories and new research shedding light on three generations of immiagrants.
Monday, June 12, 2017 8:30 AM5:15 PM
The 13th annual Massachusetts History Conference is exploring how to ignite a passion for history among our public. Public historians are responsible for igniting a passion for history and consciousness of the past, and fostering public dialogue. This year's conference will also showcase the launch of the Mass History Alliance, a new endeavor to support and advocate for all public history organizations and their work in Massachusetts.

Exhibits

Monday, March 27, 2017 10:00 AMWednesday, June 7, 2017 6 PM
The exhibit will showcase many artifacts, documents, uniforms, equipment and photos that have been preserved either in our collection, at the fire department or from personal collections on loan to us. The exhibit will feature the stories of the line of chiefs who continue to served our city with professionalism, dedication and pride. It honors all of our firefighters who place their lives on the line at each call, and it honors those who gave their lives in the line of duty.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 1:00 PMSunday, September 3, 2017 4:00 PM
See the progression of bridal gown designs from 1870 to the present. The gowns all come from a private collection and are accompanied by headpieces. The exhibit will run until Labor Day during regular museum opening hours Wednesday-Sunday from 1-4 PM

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