Events

Friday, July 20, 2018 10:30 AM12:00 PM
This 6-week book discussion will bring children 6-10 and adults together to enjoy outstanding and thought-provoking picture books on the topic of immigration. Each participating family will get a copy of the book to keep. Each session will include a book reading and discussion, snack, and art project. Families are encouraged to attend all 6 sessions, as each week will build upon the previous week. Registration is appreciated.
Saturday, July 21, 2018 11:00 AM12:00 PM
Come walk the Liberty and Union Downtown 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.
Friday, July 27, 2018 10:30 AM12:00 PM
This 6-week book discussion will bring children 6-10 and adults together to enjoy outstanding and thought-provoking picture books on the topic of immigration. Each participating family will get a copy of the book to keep. Each session will include a book reading and discussion, snack, and art project. Families are encouraged to attend all 6 sessions, as each week will build upon the previous week. Registration is appreciated.
Friday, August 3, 2018 10:30 AM12:00 PM
This 6-week book discussion will bring children 6-10 and adults together to enjoy outstanding and thought-provoking picture books on the topic of immigration. Each participating family will get a copy of the book to keep. Each session will include a book reading and discussion, snack, and art project. Families are encouraged to attend all 6 sessions, as each week will build upon the previous week. Registration is appreciated.
Saturday, August 4, 2018 10:00 AM12:00 PM
Become a part of local history! Bring us a photo taken in the Taunton area and let us scan it for our digital collection. We'll give you back the original and your image will become a part of our archive collection. Bring in your photographs, preferably loose rather than in an album, and unframed. Anything up through 11 x 17 inches is welcome. Please provide us any information you have about the photos: people, places, events, local landmarks, holiday displays. Share your photographs, memories, and even help us solve some mysteries! No more than five per person, please. Saturday, July 7; Saturday, August 4; Saturday, November 3; Saturday, December 1.
Friday, August 10, 2018 10:30 AM12:00 PM
This 6-week book discussion will bring children 6-10 and adults together to enjoy outstanding and thought-provoking picture books on the topic of immigration. Each participating family will get a copy of the book to keep. Each session will include a book reading and discussion, snack, and art project. Families are encouraged to attend all 6 sessions, as each week will build upon the previous week. Registration is appreciated.
Saturday, August 11, 2018 11:00 AM12:00 PM
Join us for a friendly discussion with a group of people who love to read and discuss good books. Scheduled to meet monthly on the second Saturday, newcomers are always welcome to join the group. For August we will be reading "Close to Shore: The Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916," by Michael Capuzzo (2002). Combining rich historical detail and a thrilling narrative, Close to Shore brilliantly re-creates the summer of 1916 when a rogue Great White shark attacked swimmers along the New Jersey shore, triggering mass hysteria, launching the most extensive shark hunt in history, and inspiring the movie Jaws.
Friday, August 17, 2018 10:30 AM12:00 PM
This 6-week book discussion will bring children 6-10 and adults together to enjoy outstanding and thought-provoking picture books on the topic of immigration. Each participating family will get a copy of the book to keep. Each session will include a book reading and discussion, snack, and art project. Families are encouraged to attend all 6 sessions, as each week will build upon the previous week. Registration is appreciated.
Saturday, August 18, 2018 11:00 AM12:00 PM
Come walk the Liberty and Union Downtown 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.
Friday, August 31, 2018
To honor the Bicentennial Celebration, the Frederick Douglass Neighborhood Assocation has created a traveling exhibit that tells the amazing story of Frederick Douglass and connects him to the diversity of Brockton today. Original pieces by Brockton artists highlight the connection of Douglass to Haiti, Cape Verde, Ireland, women and veterans. The display will be in the Main Post Office in Brockton in March and April, and in August will travel to the Main Branch of the Brockton Public Library.
Saturday, September 15, 2018 7:00 PM9:00 PM
As part of the 200th anniversary of the life of Frederick Douglass, author Nzadi Keita will read from "Brief Evidence of Heaven," a book of persona poems that give voice to Anna Douglass's life and times as she supported her family and her husband. Nzadi will pay homage to the woman who worked as an advocate and abolitionist in her own right.

Exhibits

Thursday, July 5, 2018 10:00 AMSaturday, September 1, 2018 4:00 PM
The Old Colony History Museum announces the return of a collaborative museum program, Passport to History. Passport to History is a joint effort of eleven local museums, spearheaded by Old Colony History Museum, to share and explore the fantastic and diverse history of southeastern Massachusetts. Visitors will have a chance to explore eleven area museums and learn about the exciting and varied history of the Old Colony region. Take a photo at your favorite spot (or all of them!) and tag us with #PassportToHistory to share a piece of history!

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