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June 2021

Historical Photos from the Winfried P. Sommerfeld Collection

June 14 @ 9:30 AM - October 31 @ 12:30 PM EDT
Auburn Historical Museum, 41 South Street
Auburn, 01501
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Free

Who doesn’t remember postcards of the many roadside hotels and restaurants dotting New England highways from the 1950s-1970s? Not only are they nostalgic, their historical value is immeasurable: they document the physical, economic, and leisure landscape of the era. Where did these postcards come from? Shortly after the end of World War II, German native Winfried P. Sommerfeld immigrated to the United States and settled in Auburn, Massachusetts, where he established his photography studio on Southbridge Street. His business was…

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October 2021

At Home in the World: American Jewish Women Abroad, 1865-1940

October 26 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
online, No Address
Boston, 02116
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free

Join the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center (JHC) and Dr. Melissa R. Klapper for this exploration of the lives and travel experiences of American Jewish women in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Interweaving stories about women represented in the JHC’s own archives, Dr. Klapper will discuss how at a time of prescribed roles for women, American Jewish women discovered independence and self-actualization as they traveled around the world.

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Finding a Hero: Winchester’s Edwin Noble & the Kosciuszko Squad

October 26 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Free

Winchester Historical Society is pleased to present Winchester historian and archivist Ellen Knight and Lt. Col. Karol Budniak, Asst. Defense Air Attaché at Polish Embassy who will share the story of Edwin Noble,  the World War I veteran whose commitment to fighting for freedom did not end with the Armistice but carried over to the Polish–Soviet War. This event is free and open to the public.  Registration is required. This event is made possible by Mass Humanities Bridge Street Grant.

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Basics of New England Research

October 28 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
online, No Address
Boston, 02116
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Free

Whether your ancestors lived in New England in the 17th century or the 21st centuries, this presentation will give you the basic information to begin—and advance—your research into New England records. In preparation for the release of the Sixth Edition of Genealogist’s Handbook for New England Research, this presentation will give you the basic historical context, general organization of records, go-to resources, and unique strategies that will give you a good foundation to succeed in tracing your New England ancestors.…

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A Taste of Old Colony History

October 28 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Green
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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Free

This month we're making Mini Pumpkin Pies! Join the OCHM staff from their home kitchens as we try our hand at historic recipes and local favorites. To receive the recipe and Zoom link register at oldcolonyhistorymuseum.eventbrite.com

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Trick or Treat!

October 30 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Green
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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Free

Trick or Treat! Everyone who visits the Museum in costume on October 30th will receive free admission to the exhibits and a special treat!

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November 2021

M is for Museum story time

November 2 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT
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An event every month that begins at 10:30 AM on day First of the month, repeating until December 7, 2021

Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Green
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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Free

M is for Museum is the OCHM’s initiative to encourage early literacy in our future historians! Books will be middle-elementary level with stations for coloring and Legos and fidget boxes available. Families of all ages are welcome! Drop by the Museum or watch from home on Facebook Live!

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Anne Willan with Women in the Kitchen

November 4 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
online, No Address
Boston, 02116
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Free

Anne Willan, multi-award-winning culinary historian, cookbook writer, cooking teacher, and founder of La Varenne Cooking School in Paris, explores the lives and work of women cookbook authors whose important books have defined cooking over the past three hundred years. Beginning with the first published cookbook by Hannah Woolley in 1661, Women in the Kitchen moves through history to show how female cookbook authors have shaped American cooking today. Don’t miss learning more about such the lives and influences as such…

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“Murder & Mayhem in MetroWest Boston” Book Launch

November 4 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Framingham History Center, 3 Oak Street
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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Free

Presenters: Kevin A. Swope and James L. Parr Hybrid program MetroWest is known for its rolling farmland, winding rivers and quaint white churches facing green town commons. But looks can be deceiving. Tales from these small towns captured headlines and shocked readers across the state with lurid details of betrayal, cruelty, greed and murder. Nina Danforth, spurred on by love and jealousy, made a midnight call to the home of Andrew Emery in Framingham seeking revenge. The murder of spinster Mabel Page in Weston sent a…

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Photo Scanning Days

November 6 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 AM on day First of the month, repeating until December 4, 2021

Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Green
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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Free

Bring in your photos taken in the Taunton area (people, events, landmarks, holidays, and more) and let us scan them for our digital collection. We'll give you back the originals and your images will become a part of OCHM’s photographic record of our community.

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