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Waltham, 02453
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May 2021

What’s Inside This Big Brick Building?

May 13 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Gore Place, 52 Gore Street
Waltham, 02453
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Free

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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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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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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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August 2021

To Do the Good I Expected

August 24 @ 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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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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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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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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