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July 2021

Tutti Bassi cell duo perform at Gore Place

July 22 @ 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Gore Place, 52 Gore Street
Waltham, 02453
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$21

Thursday, July 22, @ 7:30 pm Cellists Sarah Freiberg and Colleen McGary-Smith perform baroque sonatas and duos on original instruments accompanied by fun and informative commentary. This program takes place in the spacious Events Tent at Gore Place. Parking is free. Local Covid restrictions apply. For program details, visit goreplace.org.

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Walking Tour of Stony Brook

July 24 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
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One event on July 24, 2021 at 11:00 AM

One event on September 11, 2021 at 11:00 AM

Stony Brook T Stop, 100 Boylston Street
Jamaica Plain, MA
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Free

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to explore a fascinating industrial area at the geographic heart of Boston that includes 19th-century tannery and brewery buildings, the homes of early German settlers, and today’s Boston Beer Company, the brewers of Samuel Adams. In the 1970s, a coalition of community groups joined together to block construction of the Southwest Expressway through JP and other Boston neighborhoods. Today, the Southwest Corridor Park that runs through the Stony Brook neighborhood stands as a testament…

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Summer Fashion in the Austen Era

July 25 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Gore Place, 52 Gore Street
Waltham, 02453
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It's summer at Gore Place in the early 1800s. Costume historian Carrie Midura and assistants Macey Jennings and Katie Woodilla will show you how women would dress for summer occasions. Macey and Katie have arrived for the season at Gore Place. They will represent a married woman and a single woman as they dress for a morning at home, an afternoon of visiting, and an evening assembly. Light refreshments will be included with your ticket for this wonderful afternoon of…

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Broadway Returns to Glen Magna Farms

July 25 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Glen Magna Farms, 29 Ingersoll St
Danvers, 01923
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$60.00

Join us on Sunday, July 25 from 5-8pm for a very special night to benefit the restoration of the National Historic Landmark Derby Summer House. Stroll the grounds at Glen Magna and learn the history of architect Samuel McIntire’s stunning 18th Century garden house built for Salem merchant Elias Hasket Derby. Transported from its original setting in Salem, the Derby Summer House is preserved by the Danvers Historical Society as a magnificent example of an ornate Federal style building once again nestled within…

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The Agitators: Three Friends Who Fought for Abolition and Women’s Rights

July 27 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
online, No Address
Boston, 02116
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Join us to hear the story of the “agitators,” three friends and neighbors in Auburn, New York, at the forefront of cultural change during the Civil War years. Harriet Tubman was one of the most important conductors on the underground railroad. Martha Wright, Quaker mother of seven, and Frances Seward, wife of Governor, then Senator, then Secretary of State William H. Seward, were fellow agitators, hiding enslaved men, women, and children rescued by Tubman in their basement kitchens. Through these…

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Clifton Johnson: A Search for the Heart of America

July 28 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Free

The Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum will present Clifton Johnson: A Search for the Heart of America: Picture Show and Lecture by William Hosley on Wednesday, July 28 at 5pm.

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Online Presentation – Clara Barton: “Angel of the Battlefield”

July 29 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Clara Barton Birthplace Museum, 66 Clara Barton Road
North Oxford, 01537
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Free

This online presentation will focus on Clara Barton's work during the Civil War. The presentation will explain what motivated Ms. Barton to become a battlefield nurse and how she earned her famous nickname "The Angel of the Battlefield." Clara Barton attended to the wounded during and after several major battles of the war, including Antietam and Fredericksburg. The presentation will look at Ms. Barton's role during these battles and some of the men she helped save. The presentation will conclude…

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Summer Virtual Family History Benefit

July 29 @ 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM EDT
online, No Address
Boston, 02116
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$65

Join us for an evening of art, true crime, and intrigue as we welcome author and security expert Anthony M. Amore. Amore will discuss his most recent book The Woman Who Stole Vermeer (2020). In 1974, Rose Dugdale stole 19 works from the Russborough House in Ireland, including a priceless Vermeer—making it the largest art theft of her time. Don’t miss hearing about this unprecedented heist and the mastermind behind it!

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Orpheus Guitar Duo perform at Gore Place

July 29 @ 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Gore Place, 52 Gore Street
Waltham, 02453
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Thursday, July 29, @ 7:30 p.m. Orpheus Guitar Duo ( Joseph Ricker and Jamie Balmer) has been lauded as "brilliant and wild thinking artists," and "among the premier ensembles...defining 21st-century performance practice." This program takes place in the spacious Events Tent at Gore Place. Parking is free. For program details, visit goreplace.org. https://goreplace.org/whats-on/orpheus-guitar-duo

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Walking Tour of Hyde Square

July 31 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
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One event on July 31, 2021 at 11:00 AM

One event on September 18, 2021 at 11:00 AM

Brendan Behan Pub, 378 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
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Free

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to learn about 1840s Hyde Square when German and Irish immigrants transformed the neighborhood with their businesses, schools, and institutions. See how in the early 1960s, Hyde Square changed again when Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Dominican immigrants transformed it into Boston’s first predominantly Hispanic neighborhood. This tour also takes us to the home of Maud Cuney Hare, a prominent music historian and one of only two black women students at the New England Conservatory…

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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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