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Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102//blobid1548970187292.jpg Abigail Adams Birthday Concert 17 November 2019.Sunday, 2:30PM - 4:15PM Help celebrate the 275th birthday of Abigail Adams, one of the founders of the United States, the ...

Help celebrate the 275th birthday of Abigail Adams, one of the founders of the United States, the first Second Lady and the second First Lady of the country, who was born on November 22, 1744 in Weymouth and died October 28, 1818 right here in Quincy.

In addition to birthday cake, we will enjoy a concert of music Abigail likely enjoyed, performed by Sylvia Berry and Dale Munschy on restored period instruments. They will also share some interesting and educational thoughts about the music and instruments.

Location: Thomas Crane Public Library, 40 Washington Street, Quincy, MA 02169

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

 

 

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Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102//l_l.png Abigail Adams: Life & Legacy Pop-Up Display Talk 22 November 2019.Friday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM Join an Adams Papers editor for an in-depth look at the fourth and final Remember Abigail display. ...

Join an Adams Papers editor for an in-depth look at the fourth and final Remember Abigail display.

Institution: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

Fee: Free

 

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Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102/blobid1548970187292.jpg Remembering Abigail at 275 22 November 2019.Friday, 6:00PM - 9:00PM A special program supporting the History and Visitors Program at United First Parish Church and ...

A special program supporting the History and Visitors Program at United First Parish Church and honoring the 275th birthday of First Lady Abigail Adams.

The History and Visitors Program at United First Parish Church, Church of the Presidents is proud to announce this special evening of historical programming to support the History and Visitors Program and to honor the 275th birthday anniversary of Abigail Adams. Doors open for the event at 6 pm.

At 7 pm Professor Kerima Lewis will present her talk entitled “Abigail Adams and the World of Slavery.” Although it is well known that John and Abigail Adams did not personally own slaves, what is not well known is that slavery touched the life of Abigail Adams in several ways. This talk takes a close look at Abigail’s familial connections to Atlantic world slavery to increase understanding of the institution, introduce the enslaved persons with whom Abigail interacted and to trace the transatlantic journey which brought captive West Africans to New England by way of the West Indies. Professor Lewis teaches at Emerson and Quincy Colleges. She holds a doctorate in history, a law degree and a master’s degree in social work and has been a Massachusetts Historical Society Fellow.

Other components of the evening’s program include the opportunity for participants to contribute their thoughts and reflections to a larger exhibit of her words in the church’s crypt corridor and to lay a flower on the First Lady’s tomb. A reception will follow Professor Lewis’ presentation with beer and wine provided by Craig’s Café.

Admission to the event will be by donation and all donations support the History and Visitors Program at United First Parish Church. Tickets may be purchased online at Eventbrite or at the door that evening. The suggested starting donation is $10. The first 100 donations of $10 will receive an official Abigail commemorative stamp and envelope from its first day of issue on June 14, 1985. All donations above $10 will also receive a Purfections chocolate of their choice (milk or dark chocolate) with an image of Abigail Adams.

Location: United First Parish Church, 1306 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02169

For questions and more information contact Director Bob Damon via email: visitorsprogram@ufpc.org or phone: 617-773-1290 ext. 5.

Cost: Suggested donation of $10

 

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Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102/bost-by-foot.jpg Adams Family of Boston Walking Tour 23 November 2019.Saturday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM Follow the words and history of four generations of Adamses. John, Abigail, and their descendants ...

Follow the words and history of four generations of Adamses. John, Abigail, and their descendants were prolific writers. The trove of documents they left behind intimately describe their lives, public service, and Boston from the eve of the Revolution to the turn of the twentieth century.

$15 (general admission) / $5 (BBF members)

More information and purchase tickets at Boston By Foot.

 

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December
Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102//l_l.png Abigail Adams: Life & Legacy (Ongoing) 2 December 2019.Monday, all day This pop-up display uses documents and artifacts through the ages to consider the ways Abigail ...

This pop-up display uses documents and artifacts through the ages to consider the ways Abigail viewed her own legacy and how and why we continue to Remember Abigail today.

This is the final of four rotating exhibits on display at the Massachusetts Historical Society as part of #RememberAbigail. Life & Legacy will be on display from September 27, 2019, through January 10, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Institution: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

Fee: Free

 

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January
Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102//l_l.png ends Abigail Adams: Life & Legacy (Ongoing) 10 January 2020.Friday, all day This pop-up display uses documents and artifacts through the ages to consider the ways Abigail ...

This pop-up display uses documents and artifacts through the ages to consider the ways Abigail viewed her own legacy and how and why we continue to Remember Abigail today.

This is the final of four rotating exhibits on display at the Massachusetts Historical Society as part of #RememberAbigail. Life & Legacy will be on display from September 27, 2019, through January 10, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Institution: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

Fee: Free

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Abigail Adams Birthday Concert 17 November 2019.Sunday, 2:30PM - 4:15PM Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102//blobid1548970187292.jpg

Help celebrate the 275th birthday of Abigail Adams, one of the founders of the United States, the first Second Lady and the second First Lady of the country, who was born on November 22, 1744 in Weymouth and died October 28, 1818 right here in Quincy.

In addition to birthday cake, we will enjoy a concert of music Abigail likely enjoyed, performed by Sylvia Berry and Dale Munschy on restored period instruments. They will also share some interesting and educational thoughts about the music and instruments.

Location: Thomas Crane Public Library, 40 Washington Street, Quincy, MA 02169

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

 

 

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Abigail Adams: Life & Legacy Pop-Up Display Talk 22 November 2019.Friday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102//l_l.png

Join an Adams Papers editor for an in-depth look at the fourth and final Remember Abigail display.

Institution: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

Fee: Free

 

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Remembering Abigail at 275 22 November 2019.Friday, 6:00PM - 9:00PM Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102/blobid1548970187292.jpg

A special program supporting the History and Visitors Program at United First Parish Church and honoring the 275th birthday of First Lady Abigail Adams.

The History and Visitors Program at United First Parish Church, Church of the Presidents is proud to announce this special evening of historical programming to support the History and Visitors Program and to honor the 275th birthday anniversary of Abigail Adams. Doors open for the event at 6 pm.

At 7 pm Professor Kerima Lewis will present her talk entitled “Abigail Adams and the World of Slavery.” Although it is well known that John and Abigail Adams did not personally own slaves, what is not well known is that slavery touched the life of Abigail Adams in several ways. This talk takes a close look at Abigail’s familial connections to Atlantic world slavery to increase understanding of the institution, introduce the enslaved persons with whom Abigail interacted and to trace the transatlantic journey which brought captive West Africans to New England by way of the West Indies. Professor Lewis teaches at Emerson and Quincy Colleges. She holds a doctorate in history, a law degree and a master’s degree in social work and has been a Massachusetts Historical Society Fellow.

Other components of the evening’s program include the opportunity for participants to contribute their thoughts and reflections to a larger exhibit of her words in the church’s crypt corridor and to lay a flower on the First Lady’s tomb. A reception will follow Professor Lewis’ presentation with beer and wine provided by Craig’s Café.

Admission to the event will be by donation and all donations support the History and Visitors Program at United First Parish Church. Tickets may be purchased online at Eventbrite or at the door that evening. The suggested starting donation is $10. The first 100 donations of $10 will receive an official Abigail commemorative stamp and envelope from its first day of issue on June 14, 1985. All donations above $10 will also receive a Purfections chocolate of their choice (milk or dark chocolate) with an image of Abigail Adams.

Location: United First Parish Church, 1306 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02169

For questions and more information contact Director Bob Damon via email: visitorsprogram@ufpc.org or phone: 617-773-1290 ext. 5.

Cost: Suggested donation of $10

 

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Adams Family of Boston Walking Tour 23 November 2019.Saturday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102/bost-by-foot.jpg

Follow the words and history of four generations of Adamses. John, Abigail, and their descendants were prolific writers. The trove of documents they left behind intimately describe their lives, public service, and Boston from the eve of the Revolution to the turn of the twentieth century.

$15 (general admission) / $5 (BBF members)

More information and purchase tickets at Boston By Foot.

 

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Abigail Adams: Life & Legacy (Ongoing) 2 December 2019.Monday, all day Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102//l_l.png

This pop-up display uses documents and artifacts through the ages to consider the ways Abigail viewed her own legacy and how and why we continue to Remember Abigail today.

This is the final of four rotating exhibits on display at the Massachusetts Historical Society as part of #RememberAbigail. Life & Legacy will be on display from September 27, 2019, through January 10, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Institution: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

Fee: Free

 

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Abigail Adams: Life & Legacy (Ongoing) 10 January 2020.Friday, all day Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102//l_l.png

This pop-up display uses documents and artifacts through the ages to consider the ways Abigail viewed her own legacy and how and why we continue to Remember Abigail today.

This is the final of four rotating exhibits on display at the Massachusetts Historical Society as part of #RememberAbigail. Life & Legacy will be on display from September 27, 2019, through January 10, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Institution: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

Fee: Free

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