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November 2022

Gallery Open Hours – Anthony Melting Tallow

November 1 @ 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM EDT
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One event on October 18, 2022 at 4:30 PM

One event on October 24, 2022 at 4:30 PM

One event on October 25, 2022 at 4:30 PM

One event on October 31, 2022 at 4:30 PM

One event on November 1, 2022 at 4:30 PM

One event on November 7, 2022 at 4:30 PM

Funded by Mass Humanities
Wistariahurst, 238 Cabot Street
Holyoke, 01040
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Free

A bold and breathtaking exhibition featuring the work of Anthony Melting Tallow, Bo’taan’niis, (Flying Chief) will open on October 6, 2022 at the Wistariahurst Museum. A member of the Blackfoot nation and proud Two Spirit, Aya’kii’kas’si, (Walks A Journey Between), Melting Tallow’s work addresses land dispossession, residential school inter-generational trauma, reframing indigenous voices, misappropriation of native imagery, and violence against indigenous women. Most importantly, Melting Tallow’s work represents hope. Accompanying Melting Tallow’s stunning visionary artwork is an installation embodying the…

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Voices of Reentry: Film Screening and Community Conversation

November 4 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Open Spirit Center, Framingham, MA, 39 Edwards Street
Framingham, 01701
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Free

Each year, over 600,000 people return from jail or prison to our communities, where they face countless barriers to employment, housing, and reintegration. The film explores the challenges of reentry and the role communities can play in reducing these barriers. Viewers will hear from four storytellers–George, Shaquan, Sing and Armando–who share portions of their life stories, illuminating the common threads that run through the experiences of many of the over two million people incarcerated in the U.S.

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Black Abolitionists & New Bedford’s Underground Railroad

November 5 @ 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM EDT
New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnnycake Hill
New Bedford, 18 Johnnycake Hill
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Free

Join colleagues from across the region for a one-day, in-person educator workshop exploring the historical impact of Black abolitionists in New Bedford, a whaling community that was a critical stop on the maritime Underground Railroad. In addition to prominent figures like Frederick Douglass, there were many Black women and men fighting for freedom in New Bedford such as Martha Bailey Briggs, Polly Johnson, and Jane Jackson. During this workshop we will explore this history and their impact. This workshop will…

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Zoom Lecture: Nantucket Lightship Baskets

November 6 @ 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM EST
Funded by Mass Humanities
Cape Cod Maritime Museum, 135 South Street
Hyannis, 02601
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Free

One of the enduring artforms of Nantucket is the lightship basket. This talk will include the early history of the baskets, made originally by men doing hazardous duty aboard the lightships that helped keep other mariners save. The talk will cover the materials and typical construction, as well as some atypical examples that force us to consider how best to define lightship baskets. The discussion will continue with the stories of some of the preeminent lightship basket artists. Speaker Jack…

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Gallery Open Hours – Anthony Melting Tallow

November 7 @ 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM EST
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on October 18, 2022 at 4:30 PM

One event on October 24, 2022 at 10:30 AM

One event on October 25, 2022 at 4:30 PM

One event on October 31, 2022 at 10:30 AM

One event on November 1, 2022 at 4:30 PM

One event on November 7, 2022 at 10:30 AM

Funded by Mass Humanities
Wistariahurst, 238 Cabot Street
Holyoke, 01040
View on Google Maps
Free

A bold and breathtaking exhibition featuring the work of Anthony Melting Tallow, Bo’taan’niis, (Flying Chief) will open on October 6, 2022 at the Wistariahurst Museum. A member of the Blackfoot nation and proud Two Spirit, Aya’kii’kas’si, (Walks A Journey Between), Melting Tallow’s work addresses land dispossession, residential school inter-generational trauma, reframing indigenous voices, misappropriation of native imagery, and violence against indigenous women. Most importantly, Melting Tallow’s work represents hope. Accompanying Melting Tallow’s stunning visionary artwork is an installation embodying the…

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Book Madness: A Story of Book Collectors in America

November 9 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST
Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boyleston St
Boston, 02215
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$10

This is a hybrid event. In person, $10 per person fee, no charge for MHS Members, EBT Cardholders, or virtual guests. The in-person reception starts at 5:30 and the program will begin at 6:00. Charles Lamb’s library—sixty scruffy old books singed with smoke, stripped of illustrations, and bescribbled by the essayist and his literary friends—caused a sensation when it sold in New York in 1848. The transatlantic book world watched as the relics of a man revered as the patron…

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The Great Boston Fire: The Inferno That Nearly Incinerated the City

November 10 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST
Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boyleston St
Boston, 02215
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$10

This is a hybrid event. In person, $10 per person fee, no charge for MHS Members, EBT Cardholders, or virtual guests. The in-person reception starts at 5:30 and the program will begin at 6:00. For two days in November, 1872, a massive fire swept through Boston, leaving the downtown in ruins and the population traumatized. Coming barely a year after the infamous Chicago fire, Boston’s inferno turned out to be one of the most expensive fires per acre in US history. Yet today few are…

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Celebration, Commemoration, and the Use of Public Space

November 10 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST
Funded by Mass Humanities
Free

Join Cathy Stanton, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at Tufts University, and Linda Coombs, member of the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe, historian and museum consultant, as they discuss the use of public space for the purposes of celebration and commemoration. Such events are often strongly connected to the location in which they happen, with town commons being a favorite setting. Have these public spaces historically been open for everyone to utilize? Has this changed today? This program will examine…

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Arts & Humanity

November 12 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Green
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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Free

Join us for a friendly, inclusive afternoon of sharing of the human spirit through the arts at the Old Colony History Museum. We will gather in person for the first time since 2019! Artists, musicians, and story-tellers of all kinds are welcome to share their original works. All are invited to simply listen and enjoy the work of these area artists and share in their vibrant, creative energy. Pre-registration is encouraged to ensure a presentation slot, please email info@oldcolonyhistorymuseum.org or…

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Zoom Program: The Underground Railroad in Andover

November 15 @ 6:30 PM EST
This program will be on Zoom, 97 Main Street
Andover, MA 01810 United States
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Free

We’ll look at what is known about the Underground Railroad in Andover, including local legends about specific Andover homes. We’ll address a central question: how do we know what we know about this secret, illegal activity? You’ll come away with an understanding about how residents and local church communities addressed the legacy of slavery in Andover during the 19th century. Time for questions and discussion will follow the presentation. There is no charge for this virtual program. The Zoom link…

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Exhibitions

Found Artistry

September 23 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
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Mon, Weds, Friday
Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St.
Danvers, MA United States
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Free

Found Artistry exhibit is aimed at opening a conversation with visitors, either by asking more questions or sharing the knowledge that we have. We may not be able to answer these questions right away but can surely take a moment to appreciate the history that built Danvers and be inspired to create more history for the future generation.

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Found Artistry

September 21 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
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Mon, Weds, Friday
Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St.
Danvers, MA United States
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Free

Found Artistry exhibit is aimed at opening a conversation with visitors, either by asking more questions or sharing the knowledge that we have. We may not be able to answer these questions right away but can surely take a moment to appreciate the history that built Danvers and be inspired to create more history for the future generation.

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Found Artistry

September 19 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
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Mon, Weds, Friday
Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St.
Danvers, MA United States
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Free

Found Artistry exhibit is aimed at opening a conversation with visitors, either by asking more questions or sharing the knowledge that we have. We may not be able to answer these questions right away but can surely take a moment to appreciate the history that built Danvers and be inspired to create more history for the future generation.

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Somerville Museum: Postcard Show & Sale

December 18, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
Somerville Museum, 1 Westwood Road
Somerville, 02143
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$5

Stock up on holiday gifts! Postcards for everyone! Thousands of cards! 4 top dealers! Are you a postcard collector looking for holiday gifts? Interested in local history? Come see! Browse vintage and historic postcards offered by 4 top dealers! Hundreds of categories with special attention to local towns and sites! Reserve your spot today or purchase tickets at the door. Penny Chronicles and the Stories They Tell is an exhibition about the history of Somerville through the vintage postcard. “Postcard Show…

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#PrideExtended

July 9, 2021 @ 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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At The Waves’ Edges: A Cross-Generational Dialogue on Black Feminism: Part 1 and Part 2

June 26, 2021 @ 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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At The Waves’ Edges, a Cross-Generational Dialogue on Black Feminism: Part 1

June 12, 2021 @ 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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