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August 2021

OCHM Crafternoons

August 12 @ 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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Virtual Summer Research Stay At Home

August 13 @ 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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OCHM Crafternoons

August 13 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
View on Google Maps
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.

Find out more »

Virtual Summer Research Stay At Home

August 14 @ 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:30 AM, repeating until August 14, 2021

online, No Address
Boston, 02116
View on Google Maps
$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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Hands on History day

August 14 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Green
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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free with Museum admission

On the second Saturday of each month, you're invited to break the usual museum rules with us and get your Hands On History! It might be a special display of objects you can touch, something you can create, or both, but we promise that each month there will be something new and fun to do and learn about! In August, get your hands on a Reed & Barton teapot and learn about the process that went into making them!

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Walking Tour of Woodbourne

August 14 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
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One event on August 14, 2021 at 11:00 AM

One event on October 2, 2021 at 11:00 AM

Bethel AME Church, Walk Hill Street
Jamaica Plain, 02130
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Free

Come walk with the Jamaica Plain Historical Society through this less well-known corner of JP. This neighborhood developed from 19th-century summer estates into a model suburban enclave. It contains examples representative of New England architecture with designs by local architects and builders. It also contains an unusual garden city model housing development by the Boston Dwelling House Company which was founded in 1912. Please note: tours will be given based on the current COVID 19 directives from the City of…

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OCHM Crafternoons

August 14 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
View on Google Maps
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.

Find out more »

Online Presentation: Clara Barton and the Founding of the American Red Cross

August 16 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Clara Barton Birthplace Museum, 66 Clara Barton Road
North Oxford, 01537
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Free

This online presentation will focus on the founding of the American Red Cross by Clara Barton in 1881. The presentation will begin with a brief history of the International Red Cross and Ms. Barton's work with the Red Cross during the Franco-Prussian War.  Several relief missions undertaken by the American Red Cross while Clara Barton was president of the organization will be included in the presentation.  This presentation is part of the Clara Barton Birthplace Museum's celebration of Clara Barton's…

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Scott Borchert with Republic of Detours: How the New Deal Paid Broke Writers to Rediscover America

August 17 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
online, No Address
Boston, 02116
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free

The plan was as idealistic as it was audacious, and utterly unprecedented. Take thousands of hard-up writers and put them to work charting a country on the brink of social and economic collapse, with the aim of producing a series of guidebooks to the then forty-eight states—along with hundreds of other publications dedicated to cities, regions, and towns—while also gathering reams of folklore, narratives of formerly enslaved people, and even recipes. With this effort, America was documented, its families and…

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The Province of Affliction: Illness and the Making of Early New England

August 18 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Free

The Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum presents The Province of Affliction: Illness and the Making of Early New England with Ben Mutschler in conversation with Robert Gross. Long before Covid, Americans wrestled with the severe disruptions that illness presented in daily life.  This session turns our attention to the social and political implications of sickness in early America, featuring Ben Mutschler in conversation with Robert Gross about Mutschler’s new book, The Province of Affliction: Illness and the Making of Early New England (Chicago,…

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Exhibitions

At The Waves’ Edges, a Cross-Generational Dialogue on Black Feminism: Part 1

June 12 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Free

“The fecundity and power of oceanic and fresh water meeting in the brackish wetlands of sweet grasses, that is us as Black women coming together.”  -Demita Frazier (2021)   At the confluence of the Combahee, history was made. Yet long since forming the name-sake radical socialist Black Feminist Combahee River Collective in Boston in 1974 and co-publishing the landmark statement in 1977, Collective Co-Founder Demita Frazier remains eyes forward. And basic justice remains elusive. And capitalism’s chokehold tightens. And academic…

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At The Waves’ Edges: A Cross-Generational Dialogue on Black Feminism: Part 1 and Part 2

June 26 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT
Free

This two-part program will be live streamed on June 12 and June 26, at 3pm through our Youtube Channel! Featuring Demita Frazier, Co-Founder of the Combahee River Collective “The fecundity and power of oceanic and fresh water meeting in the brackish wetlands of sweet grasses, that is us as Black women coming together.” -Demita Frazier (2021) At the confluence of the Combahee, history was made. Yet long since forming the name-sake radical socialist Black Feminist Combahee River Collective in Boston…

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#PrideExtended

July 9 @ 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Free

From Stonewall Inn in 1969 to the Trans Resistance March in Boston on June 12, 2021, Black trans women and non-binary people have led the vanguard on the path toward a true freedom- one that is intersectional and layered. But the Pride Movement has whitewashed both history and the present. #PrideExtended, an initiative founded by Mercedes Loving-Manley, is a benefit festival and mutual aid initiative highlighting Black trans and non-binary talent with live performances and film screenings. It honors Black…

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