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February 2021

The Journey of Unlearning False Historical Narratives: A Conversation with Paula Green and Mishy Lesser

February 16 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM EST
Funded by Mass Humanities
Zoom: Karuna Center for Peacebuilding, https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvcOuvqjwvH9Lo2Bu_Xu7eYSq0IWNSHKFj
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Free

In this conversation on “The Journey of Unlearning False Historical Narratives”, Paula Green and Mishy Lesser will discuss the importance of anti-colonial education, decolonization and developing the skills of upstanders. Beginning from her family of origin to her 2 years in Chile and 10 years in Ecuador to the founding of Upstander Project, the discussion will explore the Upstander Project’s work in post-genocide Rwanda to genocide of Indigenous People in the US with educators. The Upstander Project seeks to serve…

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OCHM After Hours @ Home

February 18 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
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One event on May 20, 2021 at 7:00 PM

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

Put on your comfy pants, grab a drink, and join us for a virtual game night from the comfort of your home! Register via Eventbrite to receive all the details on what we'll be playing that month and how to participate from home!

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MS+MA: Coast to Coast

February 18 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST
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MS + MA is a joint project of the Mississippi Humanities Council and Mass Humanities. We’re bringing together people from our respective states for six interactive, online programs to facilitate conversation and connection. By reflecting on our states’ histories in relationship to each other, this series aims to build understanding and offer new perspectives. At a time when the pandemic has created a greater sense of isolation, we hope to forge connections. Session 3: Coast to Coast: The Lives of…

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Performances of “The Toby Gilmore Story”

February 20 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
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One event on February 20, 2021 at 12:30 PM

One event on February 20, 2021 at 2:00 PM

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

Playwright Stephen Sampson will perform his original play "The Toby Gilmore Story" at the Old Colony History Museum to limited audiences. Come hear the incredible story of how one man transformed from an enslaved person whose name might have been lost to history into a local hero of the Revolutionary War honored for generations! Grab your free tickets for one of three performances at 11:00 am, 12:30 pm, or 2:00 pm! Audiences will be limited to ensure proper safety and…

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Performances of “The Toby Gilmore Story”

February 20 @ 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EST
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One event on February 20, 2021 at 12:30 PM

One event on February 20, 2021 at 2:00 PM

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

Playwright Stephen Sampson will perform his original play "The Toby Gilmore Story" at the Old Colony History Museum to limited audiences. Come hear the incredible story of how one man transformed from an enslaved person whose name might have been lost to history into a local hero of the Revolutionary War honored for generations! Grab your free tickets for one of three performances at 11:00 am, 12:30 pm, or 2:00 pm! Audiences will be limited to ensure proper safety and…

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Performances of “The Toby Gilmore Story”

February 20 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on February 20, 2021 at 12:30 PM

One event on February 20, 2021 at 2:00 PM

Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Green
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
View on Google Maps
Free

Playwright Stephen Sampson will perform his original play "The Toby Gilmore Story" at the Old Colony History Museum to limited audiences. Come hear the incredible story of how one man transformed from an enslaved person whose name might have been lost to history into a local hero of the Revolutionary War honored for generations! Grab your free tickets for one of three performances at 11:00 am, 12:30 pm, or 2:00 pm! Audiences will be limited to ensure proper safety and…

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Virtual launch party for the Revolution Happened Here collaborative website project

February 22 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST
Funded by Mass Humanities
Free

Please join the Pioneer Valley History Network for a virtual launch party of our prototype website Revolution Happened Here! Join us via Zoom on Monday, February 22nd (George Washington’s birthday!) at 5 - 6 p.m. EST. You'll learn about the project and hear stories about how the Revolution happened at the grassroots level in the small towns of western Massachusetts. We hope you'll join us: just click this link at 5 p.m. on Monday February 22nd.

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A Taste of Old Colony History

February 25 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM EST
Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Green
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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Free

Join the OCHM staff from their home kitchens via Zoom as we try our hand at historic recipes and local favorites. After you register through Eventbrite, you’ll be emailed the recipe of the month and ingredient list so you can cook along with us, step-by-step, or just sit back and watch!

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NB LGBTQ Winter Film Series

February 28 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EST
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One event on February 14, 2021 at 3:00 PM

One event on February 28, 2021 at 3:00 PM

One event on March 14, 2021 at 3:00 PM

Funded by Mass Humanities

The New Bedford LGBTQ Winter Film Series will run digitally this year! Fans are suggested to watch the films prior, which are available on most streaming services and platforms. There are several DVD copies of each film located at the New Bedford Free Public Library – all you need is a SAILs library card and a quick phone call! The series kicks off with a discussion about the HBO biopic about legendary blues singer Bessie Smith on Sunday, January 31…

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March 2021

An Exploration of Pre-contact Native History in the Connecticut River Valley

March 1 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM EST
Funded by Mass Humanities
Zoom: Karuna Center for Peacebuilding, https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvcOuvqjwvH9Lo2Bu_Xu7eYSq0IWNSHKFj
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Free

In this Zoom talk and Q&A, Jennifer Lee will share her lifelong study of Native history of the Connecticut River Valley, beginning with Northeast Woodland lifeways prior to colonial encounters. From her Eastern Conical Wigwam, furnished in 18th century style, Jennifer will explore pre-contact history, colonial invasion, the trade era, and the impacts of colonization that are still present today.  The event is free and open to the public but registration is required.   Speaker’s Bio:  Jennifer Lee is enrolled…

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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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