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September 2020

Pam Fessler with Carville’s Cure: Leprosy, Stigma, and the Fight for Justice

September 10 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
Online, https://wgbh.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TUJ37hOESyKWPs0wcrseBA MA United States View on Google Maps
Free

American Ancestors/NEHGS together with the Boston Public Library and the State Library of Massachusetts present another virtual event in the American Stories, Inspiration Today author series. Acclaimed broadcast journalist Pam Fessler writes about the largely forgotten history of leprosy in the United States– its impact on patients and their families, doctors, and, particularly, the swampy bayou town of Carville, Louisiana, where a “leprosarium” was established in 1894. Carville evolved into a nexus for research and “treatment” that came at a…

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BIAS, personal – institutional – systemic.

September 10 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Brockton Public Library, 304 Main Street
Brockton, 02301
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Free

The impact of bias on services, opportunities, and achievement. In light of COVID–19 and the protests for equity, this virtual discussion will focus on how the strategies, planning, and persistent efforts of suffragists to gain the right to vote can be replicated today to address equity and obstacles to voting. What can we do to address these issues? Carole Copeland Thomas, Founder of the Multicultural Symposium Series (http://www.tellcarole.com/) will be our moderator.  Contact us for the Zoom link: bpl.suffrage@gmail.com

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Framingham Taverns: Retrenchment and Resurgence

September 10 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Framingham History Center, 3 Oak Street
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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$5 – $10

During the second part of our virtual program, Kevin will complete the history of Framingham taverns from the Civil War through the Prohibition era when local establishments fell out of style, and hotels became the new watering holes.  Brett will help us transition to the present with a look at the contemporary tavern found in brewery tap rooms and local bars, our modern brewing heritage, and the evolution of beer styles. Don’t forget to pick up your favorite local brew…

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I now pronounce you Lucy Stone

September 10 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
The Gardner Museum, 28 Pearl St.
Gardner, MA 01440 United States
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Free

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote. In this historic context, we will honor one of the early American feminists, Lucy Stone (1818-1893). She spoke out for women’s rights and against slavery at a time when women were discouraged and prevented from public speaking. In this engaging event, Judith Kalaora from History at Play will portrait Lucy Stone. The program is supported in part by a…

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Walking Tour of Jamaica Pond

September 12 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT
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One event on October 31, 2020 at 11:00 AM

Jamaica Pond Bandstand, 570 Jamaicaway
Jamaica Plain, 02130
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Free

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society on a walk around the Jamaica Pond. Once a district that only included the houses of Boston’s elite, the Pond later was put to industrial use as tons of ice were harvested there each winter. Learn about the movers and shakers such as Francis Parkman and James Michael Curley who made their homes on the Pond’s shores. Discover how the Pond was transformed from private estates and warehouses into the parkland we know today.…

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The Vote! Radicals, Reformers, and Revolutionaries: Social Movements in the U.S.

September 15 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities

Tina Cassidy discusses social movements: from the Progressive Era of the early 1900s, which spawned the suffrage and labor movements, the Civil Rights, anti-war and environmental movements of the 1960s to today's Black Lives Matter struggle. We'll discuss protest as a force for change, whether social movements need both a Malcom X and a Martin Luther King to sustain their energy, and how protest and social movements are thriving (or being disrupted) in the age of social media.  This event…

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Speaker Series Facebook LIVE: Towne Family History

September 16 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page Street
Danvers, 01923
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Salem State Professor Andrew Darien will be discussing via Facebook LIVE the history of the Towne Family. He will have many stories and facts to tell. Andrew Darien is a History Professor at Salem State University. Some of his lessons and class discussions can be found here The video will premiere LIVE  at 2:00 p.m. on September 16th. Speaker Series: Every 3rd Wednesday, 7pm. NOTE: June 17th Video up at 2:00 PM Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page Street, Danvers MA. Danvers…

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Speaker Series Facebook LIVE: Towne Family History

September 16 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page Street
Danvers, 01923
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Salem State Professor Andrew Darien will be discussing via Facebook LIVE the history of the Towne Family, whose patriarch, William Towne brought his young family from England to Salem Village, now Danvers, MA. Rebecca Nurse, who was hanged during the 1692 Witch Trials hysteria was William’s daughter.  Professor Darien will have many stories and facts to tell. Andrew Darien is a History Professor at Salem State University. Some of his lessons and class discussions can be found here https://directory.salemstate.edu/profile/andrew.darien. The…

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The Vote! Born in the USA? Voting Rights, Constitutional Protections, and Citizenship in U.S. Territories

September 17 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities

The United States has a total of fourteen territories, yet the Constitution is only partially applied, inhabitants serve in the military yet cannot vote in general elections or have full representation in Congress. Come hear author and Professor Julian Go, a leading expert on American Colonialism, lecture on the fascinating history and current state of American Empire. This event will be held online via Zoom. Registration required. The Vote! is generously sponsored by Mass Humanities and is a statewide initiative…

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Current Barriers to Voting — The Right to Vote: Past, Present, Future

September 21 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Forbes Library, 20 West St
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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Free

Virtual panel discussion and community conversation. PLEASE PREREGISTER at https://forbeslibrary.libcal.com/event/6506682 and we will send you the Zoom link the day of the program. The Right to Vote: Past, Present, Future is a series of four events, each starting with a presentation by a panel of speakers, followed by group discussion. The third event will focus on current barriers to voting, such as incarceration, accessibility, ID requirements, gerrymandering, COVID-19 and other present-day challenges. Four speakers will present historical context and guide discussion. The presenters are: Lindsay Sabadosa,…

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Exhibitions

Closing Reception of Homeward Bound: Global Intimacies in Converging Chinatowns

May 30 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Pao Arts Center, 99 Albany St
Boston, MA 02111 United States
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Free

Pao Arts Center is proud to host Homeward Bound: Global Intimacies in Converging Chinatowns, an exhibition curated by queer Chinese American scholars, organizers, and artists Mei Lum, Diane Wong, and Huiying B. Chan. Join us for refreshments and to celebrate the closing of this exhibition. Homeward Bound centers narratives of home, community, and intergenerational resistance. The exhibition draws from four years of ethnographic research and oral history interviews with the Chinese diaspora that spans nine countries and 13 cities. The…

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Facebook Live Salem State Artifacts Showing

April 29 @ 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EDT
Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page Street
Danvers, 01923
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Tune into our Facebook channel at 1:30 on Wednesday April 29 and watch our Discover Danvers Roundtable Live! Artifacts come to life through the eyes of volunteer researchers from Salem State University. Unfortunately, we will not have live audience participation nor a moderated discussion this spring. We will have a tour via Facebook Live and we hope you all watch, especially kids who are not in school right now. We will closely view several objects from the Society’s collections and…

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Faith in a City: Artist + Curator Talk

January 11 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST
Funded by Mass Humanities
The Somerville Museum, One Westwood Road
Somerville, 02143
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Free – $10

Join us at the Somerville Museum for a talk with some of the artists of the "Faith in a City" exhibit and producer/curator Charan Devereaux. Admission is $10, free for Somerville Museum members and members of participating congregations. More about "Faith in a City" "Faith in a City" is a project exploring religion in Somerville. Massachusetts through music, photography, video, interviews and history as a way to better understand our community. The focus is how religion is meaningful to people…

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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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Faith in a City: Exploring Religion in Somerville, Massachusetts

November 17, 2019 - January 26, 2020
Funded by Mass Humanities
The Somerville Museum, One Westwood Road
Somerville, 02143
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Free – $5

"Faith in a City" is a project exploring religion in Somerville through music, photography, video, interviews and history as a way to better understand our community. The focus is how religion is meaningful to people across the City. The project includes concerts, talks, panel discussions and an exhibit. "Faith in a City" includes some congregations near Somerville where local residents go to worship. Many thanks to Keyzom Bhutti, Boston Japanese Christian Church, Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church,…

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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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Chinatown PhotoVoice Exhibition

September 12, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - December 7, 2019 @ 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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“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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America Transformed: Mapping the 19th Century Part I

May 4, 2019 @ 12:00 AM - November 10, 2019 @ 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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