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Massachusetts Students Win Awards at National History Day

Massachusetts sent 70 students from across the Commonwealth to compete at National History Day in College Park, Maryland. Congratulations to those who came home with awards and notable mentions as well as to everyone who participated in the program this year. The Massachusetts Historical Society, the state sponsor for Massachusetts History Day, the state affiliate of National History Day, is pleased to announce a number of award-winning students and projects from the national competition that took place on June 9-13, at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland. National History Day is a yearlong interdisciplinary program focused on historical research, interpretation, and creative expression for students in grades 6 through 12. Students conduct primary- and secondary-source research on a historical topic of their choosing and present their work through a documentary ...

"Can She Do It?" Explores the Activism and Debate Around Women’s Right to Vote in Massachusetts

Opens to the public on Friday, 26 April at 10:00 AM Colorful political cartoons, engaging campaign materials, and visual propaganda illustrate the passion of those who argued for and against women’s suffrage. Commemorating 100 years since Massachusetts ratified the 19th Amendment, a new exhibition at the Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS) explores the activism and debate around women’s suffrage in Massachusetts. Featuring dynamic imagery from the collection of the MHS, “Can She Do It?” Massachusetts Debates a Woman’s Right to Vote illustrates the passion on each side of the suffrage question. The exhibition is open at the MHS April 26 through September 21, 2019, Monday and Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and Tuesday from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM. For over a century, ...

New Exhibition at the MHS Showcases Never-Before-Seen Textiles and Uncovers Little Known Stories

Take a journey through several centuries of New England style in an exhibition of clothing, fabric, accoutrements, and associated manuscripts. Many of us spend time thinking about what we wear and what these choices say about our personality, interests, position, and beliefs. This has been true throughout history. Yet, over time the coded messages in material culture of the American past have become harder for us to read. Fashioning the New England Family uncovers stories as told by various examples of clothing, fabric, accoutrements, and associated manuscripts. The exhibition is on display at the Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS) through April 6, 2019, Monday through Saturday, from ...

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