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December 2019

Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds: A History of Slavery in New England

December 18 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM EST
Tufts University, Cabot Hall, 170 Packard Avenue
Medford, 02155
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Free

Historian Jared Hardesty will discuss his new book, a concise yet comprehensive history of slavery in New England, which focuses on the individual stories of enslaved people to bring their experiences to life. A professor at Western Washington University, Dr. Hardesty will also explore larger issues such as the importance of slavery to the colonization of the region and to agriculture and industry, New England’s deep connections to Caribbean plantation societies, and the significance of emancipation movements in the era…

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Holiday House Tours with Cheer and Carols

December 20 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM EST
William Hickling Prescott House, 55 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108 United States
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$12

See what it was like to pull up in a one-horse open sleigh! Welcome to Holiday Historic House Tours at William Hickling Prescott House.  Join us for nibbles, cheer, and docent-led tours of this Beacon Hill townhouse built in 1808. Peer through the windows at the Boston Common and enjoy the trees sparkling with Christmas lights. As you mingle with our neighbors and friends, enjoy Christmas carols played on our square piano: rare, recently restored, and original to the house.…

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Dories to Draggers: The Evolution of New Bedford’s Fishing Fleet, An Illustrated Talk by Paul Doucette

December 20 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST
Funded by Mass Humanities
National Park Theater, 33 William Street
New Bedford, MA 02740-6318 United States
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Free

Author Paul Doucette was born and raised in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, the youngest son of Captain Louis Doucette, Jr., a New Bedford fisherman whose career spanned fifty years. His grandfather, Captain Louis Doucette, Sr., was one of the earliest proponents of the movement from dory fishing to trawling, a change which catapulted New Bedford to fishing prominence. Doucette will present an illustrated talk and share stories about the evolution of fishing vessels. Doors open at 6:30pm. Seating for this event is…

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January 2020

Introduction to Plimoth Plantation: Henry Hornblower’s Vision

January 8, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST
Funded by Mass Humanities
Plimoth Plantation, Visitor Center, 137 Warren Ave.
Plymouth, MA 02362-1620 United States
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Free

Tom Begley, Executive Liaison for Administration, Research, and Special Projects, will discuss the Museum's archaeological roots.

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Re-reading the Cartographies of Dispossession

January 14, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST
Funded by Mass Humanities
Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116-2813 United States
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Free

The United States achieved its 19th-century policy of expansionism across the midwestern and western regions of the continent by aggressively enacting policies of dispossession and genocide at the state and federal level against Indigenous people. Maps were both the mechanisms for, and witnesses to, the betrayals of justice that made the violence of dispossession and extermination possible. Margaret Pearce, independent cartographer and Faculty Associate at the University of Maine, asks us to stand in witness, look closely and listen to…

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New Bedford LGBTQ Winter Film Series

January 29, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 PM, repeating until February 9, 2020

An event every day that begins at 1:00 PM, repeating until February 23, 2020

An event every day that begins at 1:00 PM, repeating until March 8, 2020

Funded by Mass Humanities
New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill
New Bedford, 02740
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Free

The New Bedford LGBTQ Winter Film Series is happy to be back for its third year. As a collaborative effort bringing together ten wonderful organizations that serve the LGBTQ population and the greater South Coast area of Massachusetts. Our mission has and always will be to foster understanding of LGBTQ culture and create network opportunities and support for our LGBTQ residents. Our line up for this year includes, in order: Rocketman, Brother Outsider: The Bayard Rustin Story, Boy Erased, and…

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New Bedford LGBTQ Winter Film Series

January 30, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 1:00 PM, repeating until February 9, 2020

An event every day that begins at 1:00 PM, repeating until February 23, 2020

An event every day that begins at 1:00 PM, repeating until March 8, 2020

Funded by Mass Humanities
New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill
New Bedford, 02740
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Free

The New Bedford LGBTQ Winter Film Series is happy to be back for its third year. As a collaborative effort bringing together ten wonderful organizations that serve the LGBTQ population and the greater South Coast area of Massachusetts. Our mission has and always will be to foster understanding of LGBTQ culture and create network opportunities and support for our LGBTQ residents. Our line up for this year includes, in order: Rocketman, Brother Outsider: The Bayard Rustin Story, Boy Erased, and…

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New Bedford LGBTQ Winter Film Series

January 31, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 1:00 PM, repeating until February 9, 2020

An event every day that begins at 1:00 PM, repeating until February 23, 2020

An event every day that begins at 1:00 PM, repeating until March 8, 2020

Funded by Mass Humanities
New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill
New Bedford, 02740
View on Google Maps
Free

The New Bedford LGBTQ Winter Film Series is happy to be back for its third year. As a collaborative effort bringing together ten wonderful organizations that serve the LGBTQ population and the greater South Coast area of Massachusetts. Our mission has and always will be to foster understanding of LGBTQ culture and create network opportunities and support for our LGBTQ residents. Our line up for this year includes, in order: Rocketman, Brother Outsider: The Bayard Rustin Story, Boy Erased, and…

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February 2020

New Bedford LGBTQ Winter Film Series

February 1, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 1:00 PM, repeating until February 9, 2020

An event every day that begins at 1:00 PM, repeating until February 23, 2020

An event every day that begins at 1:00 PM, repeating until March 8, 2020

Funded by Mass Humanities
New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill
New Bedford, 02740
View on Google Maps
Free

The New Bedford LGBTQ Winter Film Series is happy to be back for its third year. As a collaborative effort bringing together ten wonderful organizations that serve the LGBTQ population and the greater South Coast area of Massachusetts. Our mission has and always will be to foster understanding of LGBTQ culture and create network opportunities and support for our LGBTQ residents. Our line up for this year includes, in order: Rocketman, Brother Outsider: The Bayard Rustin Story, Boy Erased, and…

Find out more »

New Bedford LGBTQ Winter Film Series

February 2, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 1:00 PM, repeating until February 9, 2020

An event every day that begins at 1:00 PM, repeating until February 23, 2020

An event every day that begins at 1:00 PM, repeating until March 8, 2020

Funded by Mass Humanities
New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill
New Bedford, 02740
View on Google Maps
Free

The New Bedford LGBTQ Winter Film Series is happy to be back for its third year. As a collaborative effort bringing together ten wonderful organizations that serve the LGBTQ population and the greater South Coast area of Massachusetts. Our mission has and always will be to foster understanding of LGBTQ culture and create network opportunities and support for our LGBTQ residents. Our line up for this year includes, in order: Rocketman, Brother Outsider: The Bayard Rustin Story, Boy Erased, and…

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Exhibitions

America Transformed: Mapping the 19th Century Part I

May 4 @ 12:00 AM - November 10 @ 12:00 AM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center At the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St., Copley Square
Boston, MA 02116-2813 United States
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Free

During the 19th century, the United States expanded dramatically westward. Immigrant settlers rapidly spread across the continent and transformed it, often through violent or deceptive means, from ancestral Native lands and borderlands teeming with diverse communities to landscapes that fueled the rise of industrialized cities. Historical maps, images and related objects tell the story of the sweeping changes made to the physical, cultural, and political landscape. Moving beyond the mythologized American frontier, this map exhibition explores the complexity of factors…

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“F/V Innovation” Exhibit

September 12, 2019 @ 12:00 AM - March 29, 2020 @ 12:00 AM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, 38 Bethel Street
New Bedford, MA 02740-6318 United States
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$3 – $5

"F/V Innovation" is a new exhibit at the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center that explores the evolution of vessels and gear and pays tribute to individuals whose innovations propelled the commercial fishing industry into the modern era. The Center is open Thursday - Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Center is wheelchair accessible with free off-street parking.

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Chinatown PhotoVoice Exhibition

September 12 @ 11:00 AM - December 7 @ 5:00 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Pao Arts Center, 99 Albany Street
Boston, MA 02111-1409 United States
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Free

Inside Chinatown features photography by eleven Chinatown community members who used photography to not only share the experiences, challenges, and successes found in their community, but also to author their own history of what it means to work and live in Boston's Chinatown. The exhibition is a culmination of six months of coursework where participants K.C., Qianying Guan, B.K., Barney Ko, Yingyan Liang, Kim Sit, Angela Soo Hoo, Heman Tang, Justine Wang, and Warren Wong learned about the neighborhood's history…

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Beyond Jazz: A Gathering Place

September 19, 2019 @ 12:00 AM - March 1, 2020 @ 12:00 AM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Museum of African American History, 46 Joy Street
Boston, MA 02108-4620 United States
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$8 – $62

A new exhibit exploring how the African meeting House fortified Boston's 19th-century African American community by providing a space for cultural expression.

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America Transformed: Mapping the 19th Century Part II

November 23, 2019 @ 12:00 AM - May 10, 2020 @ 12:00 AM EST
Funded by Mass Humanities
Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center At the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St., Copley Square
Boston, MA 02116-2813 United States
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Free

During the 19th century, the United States expanded dramatically westward. Immigrant settlers rapidly spread across the continent and transformed it, often through violent or deceptive means, from ancestral Native lands and borderlands teeming with diverse communities to landscapes that fueled the rise of industrialized cities. Historical maps, images and related objects tell the story of the sweeping changes made to the physical, cultural, and political landscape. Moving beyond the mythologized American frontier, this map exhibition explores the complexity of factors…

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