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December 2019

Humanities Lab: Worcester

December 12 @ 10:00 PM - December 13 @ 12:00 AM
ArtsWorcester, 44 Portland St
Worcester, MA 01608 United States
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Join Mass Humanities for a reception and conversation about the state of the humanities in Worcester Mass Humanities will host an evening filled with networking, discussion, and talks by three Worcester institutions that were awarded funding in 2019. David Conner of Worcester Historical Museum, Sarah Michaels of Clark University, and Doreen Samuels of Worcester Clemente will speak about their awarded local programs and projects. Brian Boyles, Executive Director of Mass Humanities, will discuss how the grantees and their projects impact…

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Growing up Jewish in India: A Shabbat Experience with Sonia Benjamin

December 13 @ 11:30 PM - December 14 @ 1:30 AM
American Ancestors Research Center, 99-101 Newbury Street
Boston, 02116
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$45

A Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center event in partnership with the Jewish Arts Collaborative Join artist Siona Benjamin and the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center, in partnership with the Jewish Arts Collaborative, for an intimate and lively evening about the connections between art, heritage, and history. Using photos that showcase both the history of the 2000-year old Indian Jewish community as well as from her own family album, Siona will talk about her childhood growing up in a Bene Israel…

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PMP Certification Training in New York, United States

December 17 @ 2:00 PM - December 20 @ 10:00 PM
online, New York, United States
New York, 10001 United States
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$1710

Unichrone delivers PMP Certification Training in New York United States by its most experienced PMP Certified Professional Trainer. This PMP Training in New York will enable you to clear PMP exam with ease, and thereby, improve your employability. The PMP Certification Training in New York United States is not just interactive, but also ensures that you will be able to plan and execute minute details of any project from conception to conclusion. Project Management Certification Training Course in New York is recognised around the world, and the project…

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

December 19 @ 12:30 AM - 2:00 AM
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 @ 10:30 PM - December 21 @ 12:30 AM
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 21 @ 12:00 AM - 1:30 AM
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 9, 2020 @ 12:00 AM - 1:30 AM
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 @ 11:00 PM - January 15, 2020 @ 12:00 AM
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 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 6:00 PM, repeating until February 9, 2020

An event every day that begins at 6:00 PM, repeating until February 23, 2020

An event every day that begins at 6:00 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 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 6:00 PM, repeating until February 9, 2020

An event every day that begins at 6:00 PM, repeating until February 23, 2020

An event every day that begins at 6:00 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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Exhibitions

America Transformed: Mapping the 19th Century Part I

May 4 @ 4:00 AM - November 10 @ 5:00 AM
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 @ 4:00 AM - March 29, 2020 @ 4:00 AM
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 @ 3:00 PM - December 7 @ 10:00 PM
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 @ 4:00 AM - March 1, 2020 @ 5:00 AM
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 @ 5:00 AM - May 10, 2020 @ 4:00 AM
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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