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October 2021

Borderland Documentary Screening – History-at-Play

October 8 @ 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Borderland: The Life & Times of Blanche Ames Ames, Stonehill College, McCarthy Hall, 320 Washington Street
Easton, 02357
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History-At-Play; Tickets available at www.judithkalaora.com joined by Kevin Friend and Kate Klise

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Walking Tour of Jamaica Pond

October 9 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT
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One event on August 21, 2021 at 11:00 AM

One event on October 9, 2021 at 11:00 AM

Jamaica Pond Bandstand, 570 Jamaicaway
Jamaica Plain, 02130
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Free

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to 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, Pauline Agassiz Shaw 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…

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OCHM Crafternoons

October 12 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 PM, repeating until October 16, 2021

Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Green
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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free with Museum admission

Drop in to feed your creativity with a new craft each month, free with Museum admission. October’s craft of the month is Pointillist Pumpkins! Can't make it to the Museum? Follow the event on our Facebook page, we'll provide the instruction and go live so you can craft along from home!

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OCHM Crafternoons

October 13 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 PM, repeating until October 16, 2021

Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Green
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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free with Museum admission

Drop in to feed your creativity with a new craft each month, free with Museum admission. October’s craft of the month is Pointillist Pumpkins! Can't make it to the Museum? Follow the event on our Facebook page, we'll provide the instruction and go live so you can craft along from home!

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OCHM Crafternoons

October 14 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 PM, repeating until October 16, 2021

Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Green
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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free with Museum admission

Drop in to feed your creativity with a new craft each month, free with Museum admission. October’s craft of the month is Pointillist Pumpkins! Can't make it to the Museum? Follow the event on our Facebook page, we'll provide the instruction and go live so you can craft along from home!

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We Have Stories: Women in Fish (Rosemary Georgeson, 2013)

October 15 @ 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Zoom – Online Programming Peabody, MA 01960 United States View on Google Maps
Free

We Have Stories: Women in Fish is a twenty-minute documentary and community storytelling project about Indigenous women, water, and fish inspired by Coast Salish / Sahtu Dene storyteller Rosemary Georgeson’s experiences in the commercial fishing industry, and playwright Marie Clement's longstanding project Women in Fish: Hours of Water. Directed by Rosemary Georgeson, this beautiful film illuminates the often-overlooked stories of Indigenous women in the fishing industry.  The film screening and a virtual discussion with the filmmaker will take place on Friday, October 15…

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OCHM Crafternoons

October 15 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 PM, repeating until October 16, 2021

Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Green
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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free with Museum admission

Drop in to feed your creativity with a new craft each month, free with Museum admission. October’s craft of the month is Pointillist Pumpkins! Can't make it to the Museum? Follow the event on our Facebook page, we'll provide the instruction and go live so you can craft along from home!

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Liberty & Union Walking Tour

October 16 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 AM on day Third of the month, repeating until October 16, 2021

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

Come walk the Liberty and Union Downtown Walking Tour! Join us for a free, one-hour guided tour of Historic Downtown Taunton. Our one-mile walking tour highlights some of the important architectural, cultural, and commercial sites between Church Green and Taunton Green. A great way to learn about the city, from its earliest days through the present, these tours are the third Saturday of every month, May through October, rain or shine.  

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Liberty and Union Festival

October 16 @ 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Green
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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Free

Liberty and Union Weekend is an annual celebration of the unique role that the City of Taunton played in our nation’s founding. The Weekend is held each fall to commemorate the events of October 1774, when Taunton became the first community in the American colonies to raise a flag – the “Liberty and Union” flag – in opposition to British rule. Details for the day’s activities will be posted to our website and social media.   For now, you can…

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OCHM Crafternoons

October 16 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 PM, repeating until October 16, 2021

Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Green
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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free with Museum admission

Drop in to feed your creativity with a new craft each month, free with Museum admission. October’s craft of the month is Pointillist Pumpkins! Can't make it to the Museum? Follow the event on our Facebook page, we'll provide the instruction and go live so you can craft along from home!

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Exhibitions

#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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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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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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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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