Fashioning the New England Family


Support our Kickstarter campaign by 28 February to publish the companion volume!

The MHS is dedicated to mounting the exhibition in October. However, if additional funding is not secured, we will not be able to publish the companion volume. The publication will be a lasting resource, serving as both a record of the exhibition and as a testament to the importance of the textiles and garments it illustrates and describes. Help us reach our $15,000 goal by contributing to our February 2018 Kickstarter campaign.

Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. Everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of ambitious, innovative, and imaginative ideas that are brought to life through the direct support of others. The publication is a natural fit for both the Kickstarter community and the Society's mission to make this project as widely accessible as possible. Funding on Kickstarter is all-or-nothing so we are counting on you and members of the Kickstarter community to make this publication a reality.

Upcoming Events

canceled History of Women and Gender Seminar

On Fantasy

20Mar 5:30PM 2018
Location: Fay House, Radcliffe Institute

This program is canceled due to illness. This paper argues that fantasies of racial and gendered mastery—seen in law, racial performance, and sexual violence&mdash ...

Author Talk

People before Highways: Boston Activists, Urban Planners, & A New Movement for City Making

20Mar 6:00PM 2018
There will be a pre-talk reception at 5:30.

In 1948, inspired by changes to federal law, Massachusetts officials started to plan highways circling and cutting through the heart of Boston. But when officials began ...

Brown Bag

From Corporate Charter to Modern Constitution: Massachusetts Transformations

21Mar 12:00PM 2018

The U.S. Constitution is not a “social contract,” but a popularly issued corporate charter.  America’s constitutional innovations&mdash ...

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