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Waltham, 02453
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May 2021

What’s Inside This Big Brick Building?

May 13, 2021 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Gore Place, 52 Gore Street
Waltham, 02453
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Have you been to Gore Place before and wondered: "What's inside this big brick building?" Kids and families are invited to attend a special virtual tour of the home and see some of the spaces the Gores lived in 200 years ago! Learn about Christopher and Rebecca Gore and their butler Robert Roberts as we visit the rooms they would have worked in, studied in, entertained in, and slept in during the early 1800s. We'll examine how our lives are…

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June 2021

Concert: Laurel Martin and Mark Roberts with special guest, Sean nos dancer Kieran Jordan

June 3, 2021 @ 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Gore Place, 52 Gore Street
Waltham, 02453
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$21

Laurel Martin, Mark Roberts, and Kieran Jordan are delighted to perform traditional Irish music and dance for you, in person, for the first time in many months! Laurel's lyrical fiddle playing paired with Mark's masterful flute, banjo, and bouzouki playing create a sound that is nuanced, sweet, and true to tradition. Kieran Jordan has toured as a featured solo dancer for more than two decades, collaborating with some of today’s finest traditional musicians. Join them for an evening filled with…

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High Strung Strummers concert at Gore Place

June 10, 2021 @ 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Gore Place, 52 Gore Street
Waltham, 02453
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$21

High Strung Strummers (Cathy Mason and Sarah Jane Nelson) present: Folklore of the Fiddler in Ballads, Stories, and Tunes, a mix of Anglo-American ballads, old-time tunes, and stories often as a Crankie narrative scroll. There will be special emphasis on the life and music of an African American fiddler from Missouri named Bill Driver who was a favorite among local dancers and lived to be 104! The High Strung Strummers is a high-energy duo, specializing in the old-time dance music…

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Bill Staines concert at Gore Place

June 17, 2021 @ 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Gore Place, 52 Gore Street
Waltham, 02453
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For more than forty years, Bill Staines has traveled across North America, singing his songs and delighting audiences at festivals, colleges, concerts, clubs, and coffeehouses. Bill has continually appeared on folk music radio listener polls as one of the top, all-time favorite folk artists. Now, well into his fifth decade as a folk performer, he has gained an international reputation as a gifted songwriter and performer. This program takes place in the spacious Events Tent at Gore Place. Parking is…

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Moody Street String Band concert at Gore Place

June 24, 2021 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM EDT
Gore Place, 52 Gore Street
Waltham, 02453
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The Moody Street String Band (fiddle, banjo, guitars, bass, mandolin, and accordion) performs a wonderful program of Irish, Scottish, English, American, and New England traditional music. Their annual December performance "Music for the Holly Days" is a perennial, audience favorite. Here's your chance to see them without the snow! This program takes place in the spacious Events Tent at Gore Place. Parking is free. Local Covid restrictions apply. To order tickets, visit goreplace.org. Admission is $21. To purchase, visit goreplace.org. Event site https://goreplace.org/whats-on/moody-street-string-band

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July 2021

Classical guitarist John Muratore at Gore Place

July 1, 2021 @ 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Gore Place, 52 Gore Street
Waltham, 02453
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Acclaimed guitarist John Muratore performs a program of classical music arranged for guitar. John regularly appears as a solo recitalist, concerto soloist, and chamber musician. The Boston Globe said, "John Muratore is a fleet-fingered and musicianly performer who….could unleash so many different varieties of tone color in quick succession-a kind of aural iridescence..” This program takes place in the spacious Events Tent at Gore Place. Parking is free. Local Covid restrictions apply. To order, visit goreplace.org.

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Cochran and Loida

July 15, 2021 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM EDT
Gore Place, 52 Gore Street
Waltham, 02453
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Flutist Bonnie Cochran and percussionist Loida present Intersection. Intersection: a point of decision. How do you respond when different paths are before you? Birth, death, career change, loss, influential people, disease, good fortune, evil...a global pandemic. What would cause you to pause before choosing a direction? Look into the lives of composers, present and past, and see how they navigate intersections in life.

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Tutti Bassi cell duo perform at Gore Place

July 22, 2021 @ 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Gore Place, 52 Gore Street
Waltham, 02453
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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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Summer Fashion in the Austen Era

July 25, 2021 @ 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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Orpheus Guitar Duo perform at Gore Place

July 29, 2021 @ 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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August 2021

To Do the Good I Expected

August 24, 2021 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM EDT
Gore Place, 52 Gore Street
Waltham, 02453
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August 24, September 7 and 21; and October 5 at 4 and 6 pm. To Do the Good I Expected, a special tour of Gore Place about Robert Roberts, author, and abolitionist. Come experience the life, writing, and activism of Robert Roberts, a leader in Boston's free black community and servant at Gore Place. The tour emphasizes the value of labor and the many challenges of changing the world while living in it. This program was made possible by a…

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September 2021

Foggy Mountain Consort

September 22, 2021 @ 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Gore Place, 52 Gore Street
Waltham, 02453
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Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 7:30 pm The Foggy Mountain Consort is Boston’s premier R&B band, Renaissance & Bluegrass! This five-member ensemble fuses the delicate beauty of Renaissance music with the inventiveness and energy of fiddle and banjo-driven roots music, with the honest beauty of traditional folk songs https://goreplace.org/whats-on/foggy-mountain

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October 2021

Laurel Martin and Jim Predergast

October 6, 2021 @ 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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August 2022

Robert Roberts and the Art of Conducting Dinner

August 7 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Gore Place, 52 Gore Street
Waltham, 02453
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In 1827, the author, abolitionist, and domestic servant Robert Roberts published The House Servant’s Directory, his how-to manual for servants in elite households, making him one of America’s first commercially published black authors. The most challenging of all servant assignments, Roberts tells us, is the large dinner party. Its success is about much more than good food and wine, well-served; it can be a masterpiece of science and art, a confirmation of social status, and a means of social reform.…

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September 2022

Handmade for the Holidays

September 17 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
Gore Place, 52 Gore Street
Waltham, 02453
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Saturday, September 17, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gore Place welcomes all to our 6th Annual Handmade for the Holidays, a celebration of New England handcrafts! Meet local handmade crafters and fiber artists in a relaxing, outdoor atmosphere. Take in the fall foliage at this gorgeous 19th-century estate and cross everyone off your holiday gift list! Ample free parking. In addition, Gore Place is very pleased to announce the return of its annual flower show in collaboration with…

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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
|Recurring Event (See all)
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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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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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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