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September 2021

Hands On History

September 11 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Green
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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free with Museum admission

On the second Saturday of each month, you're invited to break the usual museum rules with us and get your Hands On History! It might be a special display of objects you can touch, something you can create, or both, but we promise that each month there will be something new and fun to do and learn about! In September, learn about the history of ink then try making some yourself and writing with a feather quill!

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Walking Tour of Stony Brook

September 11 @ 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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Virtual Lecture: Painting the Virtues of the Czar in Early Muscovy

September 11 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Museum of Russian Icons, 203 Union St
Clinton, MA, 01510
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Free

Virtue was a perennial theme of premodern art and literature, and Russia was no exception in this regard. This talk discusses the legacy of the cardinal virtues in early Russian mural painting and literature. Building on the classical and Byzantine tradition, Russian painters exalted the life of virtue in the belief that Russia would be led to prosperity. Dr. Justin Willson, lecturer in Medieval and Byzantine Art at Princeton University, received his PhD in January 2021 from Princeton where he…

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OCHM Crafternoons

September 11 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 PM, repeating until September 11, 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. September’s craft of the month is Origami Bookmarks! Drop in anytime between 1:00-3:00 pm for a fun, easy craft! We provide instructions and all the materials.

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“InterGeneration” Outdoor Release Screening

September 11 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
Mass Audubon’s Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill Street
Mattapan, 02126
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Free

Mass Audubon’s Boston Nature Center will host a free outdoor release screening of Carolyn Shadid Lewis' film, "InterGeneration" on September 11th at 7pm. Q&A with participants to follow at 8pm. The event is free but requires registration. In the event of rain, the screening will be rescheduled for September 12th. Register Here View the trailer About the Film Beginning with an ancient Wampanoag myth that accounts for our Boston Harbor landscape, a group of Boston teens and elders take the…

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HerbFest

September 12 @ 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Buckman Tavern, 1 Bedford St.
Lexington, MA 02420
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By donation

We are thrilled to announce HerbFest, presented by Lexington Historical Society and Lexington Field & Garden Club! Scheduled for Sunday, September 12, rain or shine, from noon to 4 PM, this celebratory event will include garden tours at our three historic sites, Buckman Tavern, Munroe Tavern, and Hancock-Clarke House, as well as herb-related demonstrations, crafts, refreshments, and sales at each site. At 2:30 PM, join us as we dedicate the newly-installed Helen Noyes Webster and Mary Milligan Memorial Herb Garden at Buckman. Originally…

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Building Genealogical Skills

September 14 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EDT
online, No Address
Boston, 02116
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$85

Take your research skills to the next level! With the sheer number of online resources at your fingertips, it's easy to dive into your family history research without any formal training as a genealogist. Certainly, you'll learn along the way, and devise your own methods, but it's also easy to become overwhelmed and form bad habits. Whether you are new to genealogy, want to refresh your skills, or learn best practices, this course will set you on the right path…

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Lucy Adlington with The Dressmakers of Auschwitz: The True Story of the Women Who Sewed to Survive

September 14 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EDT
online, No Address
Boston, 02116
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Free

At the height of the Holocaust, twenty-three young inmates of the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp—mainly Jewish women and girls—were selected to design, cut, and sew clothes for elite Nazi women in a dedicated fashion workshop. This workshop—called the Upper Tailoring Studio—was established by Hedwig Höss, the camp commandant’s wife, and patronized by the wives of SS guards and officers. The women hoped that the work of producing high-quality garments for SS social functions in Auschwitz and for the women of…

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Lunch & Learn: Stress Management

September 15 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Green
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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Free

Lunch & Learn: Stress Management We all have stress in our lives. Why are some of us less stressed than others? It is most likely due to the way they manage their lives. Your ability to cope with your stress is both an individual journey and a learned skill. Bring a bagged lunch and join us at the Museum for a Lunch & Learn with Eileen Crochiere, a skilled trainer and business consultant who has presented this seminar to tens…

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Using Probate Records in Your Family History Research

September 15 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EDT
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until September 29, 2021

online, No Address
Boston, 02116
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$65

Probate records are crucial—but sometimes overlooked—sources for family historians. Hiding in these legal documents may be full family groups, immediate and extended family connections, origins, and even maiden names. These sources may also be used as vital record substitutes and provide a glimpse into your ancestor’s property and worldly possessions. This three-week online course will provide an in-depth tutorial on how to understand, locate, and leverage wills, inventories, guardianships, and other probate records in your family history research. This course…

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Exhibitions

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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