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May 2021

M is for Museum story time

May 4 @ 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 June 1, 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 by providing a sensory-friendly space for families to hear a story in our historic setting. Books will be middle-elementary level and families of all ages are welcome! Drop in on one, a few, or all our story times! Can't make it to the Museum? Stories will be read live on our Facebook page! To attend in person, please register via Eventbrite so we can…

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M is for Museum story time

May 4 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT
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 by providing a sensory-friendly space for families to hear a story in our historic setting. Books will be middle-elementary level and families of all ages are welcome! Drop in on one, a few, or all our story times! Can't make it to the Museum? Stories will be read live on our Facebook page! Follow us @oldcolonyhistory

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The Lunch Room

May 4 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
A.R.T. Online, 64 Brattle Street
Cambridge, 02138
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Free

Following January’s dynamic conversation, Taylor Brennan (Jagged Little Pill, We Live in Cairo, ExtraOrdinary, and twenty other productions), Alfredo Macias (SIX, Endlings, Arrabal), and Ira Mont (Jagged Little Pill) return to answer your questions about the role of the stage manager from pre-production through rehearsals and performance to ensure everything goes as planned—and navigating the moments that don’t!

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Borderland Documentary Screening – Women of Today and Easton Women of Today

May 6 @ 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM EDT
Borderland: The Life & Times of Blanche Ames Ames, Stonehill College, McCarthy Hall, 320 Washington Street
Easton, 02357
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Mansfield Women of Today and Easton Women of Today joined by Kate Klise

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Virtual Hearing on the State of Equity and Inclusion on the Commonwealth Beaches

May 6 @ 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Free

Please join Save the Harbor/Save the Bay and the Metropolitan Beaches Commission (MBC) for a public hearing and virtual forum racial justice and equity on the commonwealth’s public beaches. The MBC’s presentation will be followed by a panel of representatives and stakeholders from the region’s waterfront and beachfront communities, and a public discussion on what is working and what is not when it comes to equitable access and inclusion on our region’s public beaches.     This is the first of…

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“A Glimpse into the Gilded Age: Digitizing the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum Archives”, Museums a la Carte Lunchtime Lecture on Zoom

May 6 @ 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Springfield Museums (via Zoom), 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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Free

Presentations will take place via the video conferencing app ZOOM. Please register in advance in order to access the program. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Springfield Museums’ recent digitization of the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum Archives revealed a treasure trove of unpublished images, documents, and correspondence. Although little-known, these important Archives tell the story of Springfield’s first art museum and shed light on the lives of benefactors George Walter Vincent Smith (1832-1923) and Belle…

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Stories from the Archives: Diaries

May 6 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
online, No Address
Boston, 02116
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free

Diaries are important primary source records for genealogists, historians, and family members alike. Even if it’s not written by your ancestor, a diary can provide incredible insight into the daily life of an individual and a specific time and place. This webinar will feature just some of the diaries held by the R. Stanton Avery Special Collections and the Wyner Family Heritage Center at NEHGS. We will also discuss how to find these resources in historical societies and other repositories…

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Joshua Jelly-Schapiro with Names of New York: Discovering the City’s Past, Present, and Future Through Its Place-Names

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

Join us for a journey through New York City and its history, as this celebrated writer, creator, and scholar shares images and stories behind the naming of its places. Joshua Jelly-Schapiro’s latest work reveals the marks left on the city by the native Lenape, Dutch settlers, British invaders, and a successive wave of immigrants. Drawing on his background in cultural geography, he excavates the wealth of tales embedded throughout the five boroughs and illuminates the power of naming to shape…

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Virtual Visits: Taunton, UK

May 7 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Green
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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Free

Join us as we virtually “visit” sites to learn about the history of the Old Colony region and beyond! In May we travel all the way to Taunton, England to explore our sister city’s history with its former mayor and Member of the Order of the British Empire, Adrian Prior-Sankey. Register via Eventbrite for access to the program.

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OCHM Book Group: “The Secret Token”

May 8 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Green
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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Free

Join us on Zoom for a friendly discussion with a group of people who love to read and discuss good books. Scheduled to meet monthly on the second Saturday, newcomers are always welcome to join the group. For May, we’re reading The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke by Andrew Lawler. The Secret Token is a sweeping account of America's oldest unsolved mystery, the people racing to unearth its answer, and the sobering…

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Exhibitions

Virtual Curator Talk: Art, Culture, and Adaptation with Elizabeth James Perry

October 15, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Zoom presentation/New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill Rd.
New Bedford, MA 02740 United States
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Free

Join Aquinnah Wampanoag, whaling descendant, and marine scientist Elizabeth James Perry as she discusses her exhibition and how it connects to her family history, Wampanoag culture, and 400-years of environmental change and adaptation. In this hour-long interactive discussion, Elizabeth, along with the Museum’s Curator of Social History Dr. Akeia de Barros Gomes and other panelists, will share the importance of future generations taking an active role in exploring history, community connections, and awareness of and capacity for cultural adaptation to…

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Closing Reception of Homeward Bound: Global Intimacies in Converging Chinatowns

May 30, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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