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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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August 2021

M is for Museum story time

August 3 @ 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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Sian Evans with Maiden Voyages: Magnificent Ocean Liners and Women Who Traveled

August 5 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
online, No Address
Boston, 02116
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free

At the peak of summer, join us for an afternoon journey back to the early twentieth century and the Golden Age of Ocean Liners. Inspired by family research – her great-great uncle was a Cunard Chief Officer – Siân Evans documents the journeys of women whose lives were changed by their voyages between the Old World and the New. Some set off for leisure, others, for work; many, to reinvent themselves. They were celebrities, migrants and millionaires, refugees, aristocrats and…

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A Wind That Rose: Susan Phelps and Emily Dickinson

August 5 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Free

The Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum presents A Wind That Rose: Susan Phelps and Emily Dickinson with Anna Plummer. ​​During this presentation, Anna Plummer will discuss findings from her historic and creative research paper which delves into the life of Emily Dickinson’s friend and member of the Porter-Phelps-Huntington family, Susan Davis Phelps (1827-1865).

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Photo Scanning Days

August 7 @ 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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Walking Tour of Green Street

August 7 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
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One event on August 7, 2021 at 11:00 AM

One event on September 25, 2021 at 11:00 AM

Southern JP Health Center, 640 Centre St
Jamaica Plain, 02130
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Free

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society on a walk along Green Street. Laid out in 1836, the street played a key role in Jamaica Plain’s development, functioning as a residential, commercial, and transportation conduit in the lives of the district’s residents. Although Green Street was subdivided as early as 1851 for stores, factories and houses, it was not extensively developed until the late 1870s with construction continuing until the early 1900s. The Bowditch School was completed in 1892, and early…

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OCHM Crafternoons

August 10 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 PM, repeating until August 14, 2021

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

August’s craft of the month is Summer Seascapes! Stop by anytime between 1:00-3:00 pm for a fun, easy craft! We provide instructions and all the materials. Drop in to feed your creativity with a new craft each month, free with museum admission.

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OCHM Crafternoons

August 11 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 PM, repeating until August 14, 2021

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

August’s craft of the month is Summer Seascapes! Stop by anytime between 1:00-3:00 pm for a fun, easy craft! We provide instructions and all the materials. Drop in to feed your creativity with a new craft each month, free with museum admission.

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Researching Colonial War Ancestors in New England

August 11 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EDT
online, No Address
Boston, 02116
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$85

In the 17th and 18th centuries, conflicts between European superpowers often played out in their fledgling North American colonies. The seizure of land from and hostilities with Indigenous Peoples often turned violent. Many of our colonist ancestors in New England participated in these bloody wars. This three-part online course will provide you with the historical context of these conflicts, point you to essential published resources and original documents, and demonstrate strategies for proving your descent from a colonial war veteran.…

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Virtual Summer Research Stay At Home

August 12 @ 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
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An event every day that begins at 9:30 AM, repeating until August 14, 2021

online, No Address
Boston, 02116
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$375

Do you find you have more time than ever to work on family history but don’t know where to start? Are you tackling a brick -wall and need more guidance as you research from home? The Summer Research Stay-At-Home, a virtual program from the experts at American Ancestors and NEHGS, is a three-day online experience filled with consultations, lectures, and more! Learn about essential resources and research strategies that can be accessed and applied digitally, attend lectures from our staff…

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