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September 2021

Cemetery Tour

September 25 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Green
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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Free

Explore even more local history with the Old Colony History Museum. On the 4th Saturday of each month, April-October, we visit a different cemetery to talk about the history of our city and residents from the past! In September we'll explore Plain Cemetery, meet us there at 11 am!

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Walking Tour of Green Street

September 26 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
Southern JP Health Center, 640 Centre St
Jamaica Plain, 02130
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Free

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society on a walk along Green Street. Laid out in 1836, the street played a key role in Jamaica Plain’s development, functioning as a residential, commercial, and transportation conduit in the lives of the district’s residents. Although Green Street was subdivided as early as 1851 for stores, factories and houses, it was not extensively developed until the late 1870s with construction continuing until the early 1900s. The Bowditch School was completed in 1892, and early…

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Using Probate Records in Your Family History Research

September 29 @ 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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October 2021

Photo Scanning Days

October 2 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 AM on day First of the month, repeating until December 4, 2021

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

Bring in your photos taken in the Taunton area (people, events, landmarks, holidays, and more) and let us scan them for our digital collection. We'll give you back the originals and your images will become a part of OCHM’s photographic record of our community.

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Walking Tour of Woodbourne

October 2 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
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One event on August 14, 2021 at 11:00 AM

One event on October 2, 2021 at 11:00 AM

Bethel AME Church, Walk Hill Street
Jamaica Plain, 02130
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Come walk with the Jamaica Plain Historical Society through this less well-known corner of JP. This neighborhood developed from 19th-century summer estates into a model suburban enclave. It contains examples representative of New England architecture with designs by local architects and builders. It also contains an unusual garden city model housing development by the Boston Dwelling House Company which was founded in 1912. Please note: tours will be given based on the current COVID 19 directives from the City of…

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M is for Museum story time

October 5 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT
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An event every month that begins at 10:30 AM on day First of the month, repeating until December 7, 2021

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

M is for Museum is the OCHM’s initiative to encourage early literacy in our future historians! Books will be middle-elementary level with stations for coloring and Legos and fidget boxes available. Families of all ages are welcome! Drop by the Museum or watch from home on Facebook Live!

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Laurel Martin and Jim Predergast

October 6 @ 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Gore Place, 52 Gore Street
Waltham, 02453
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Laurel Martin plays with a lyrical, subtle style that is influenced by the old regional fiddle styles of Ireland. She has performed and taught at festivals and local venues throughout New England for almost thirty years and has toured and recorded with the fiddle performance ensemble Childsplay since 1998. Guitarist Jim Prendergast spent thirty years working in the studios and orchestra pits of Nashville. His sensitive accompaniment provides the perfect complement to Laurel’s playing. Together they create a traditional sound…

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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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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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