April 2020
Building Closed MHS closed 9 April 2020.Thursday, all day Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an ...

Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an abundance of caution, the MHS is CLOSED until further notice. Please check the online calendar for programming updates. Library staff will monitor e-mails and voicemails.

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Building Closed MHS closed 10 April 2020.Friday, all day Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an ...

Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an abundance of caution, the MHS is CLOSED until further notice. Please check the online calendar for programming updates. Library staff will monitor e-mails and voicemails.

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Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/Winter_2020/When_it_was_grand-_cropped.jpg Author Talk, Online Event Virtual Book Talk: When It Was Grand: The Radical Republican History of the Civil War 10 April 2020.Friday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM This is an online event LeeAnna Keith in conversation with Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai, MHS In 1862, abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison summarized the Civil War: “There is a war because ...

In 1862, abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison summarized the Civil War: “There is a war because there was a Republican Party. There was a Republican Party because there was an Abolition Party. There was an Abolition Party because there was Slavery.” Garrison’s statement expresses the essential truths at the heart of LeeAnna Keith’s narrative, which introduces us to the idealistic Massachusetts preachers and philanthropists, rugged Midwestern politicians, and African American activists who collaborated to protect escaped slaves from their captors, create and defend black military regiments, and win the contest for the soul of their party. In the 1850s and 1860s, the Republican Party stood for a demanding ideal of racial justice—and insisted that the nation live up to it.

Please note: this is an online event. Registrants will receive an email with links and instructions on how to join the event.

Order the book here!

 

 

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Building Closed MHS closed 11 April 2020.Saturday, all day Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an ...

Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an abundance of caution, the MHS is CLOSED until further notice. Please check the online calendar for programming updates. Library staff will monitor e-mails and voicemails.

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Building Closed MHS closed 13 April 2020.Monday, all day Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an ...

Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an abundance of caution, the MHS is CLOSED until further notice. Please check the online calendar for programming updates. Library staff will monitor e-mails and voicemails.

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Building Closed MHS closed 14 April 2020.Tuesday, all day Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an ...

Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an abundance of caution, the MHS is CLOSED until further notice. Please check the online calendar for programming updates. Library staff will monitor e-mails and voicemails.

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Building Closed MHS closed 15 April 2020.Wednesday, all day Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an ...

Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an abundance of caution, the MHS is CLOSED until further notice. Please check the online calendar for programming updates. Library staff will monitor e-mails and voicemails.

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Building Closed MHS closed 16 April 2020.Thursday, all day Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an ...

Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an abundance of caution, the MHS is CLOSED until further notice. Please check the online calendar for programming updates. Library staff will monitor e-mails and voicemails.

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Building Closed MHS closed 17 April 2020.Friday, all day Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an ...

Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an abundance of caution, the MHS is CLOSED until further notice. Please check the online calendar for programming updates. Library staff will monitor e-mails and voicemails.

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Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/Winter_2020/ff33-low.jpg Public Program, Online Event The Boston Red Sox with Gordon Edes 17 April 2020.Friday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM This is an online event Gordon Edes, official historian of the Boston Red Sox Join Red Sox historian Gordon Edes in a virtual Q and A where he will take your questions on one of ...

Join Red Sox historian Gordon Edes in a virtual Q and A where he will take your questions on one of baseball's most legendary and celebrated franchises. Subscribers will get access to a curated list of videos from the MHS program archive to watch at home. This content will help viewers engage with Red Sox lore ahead of the question and answer session. 

Please note: This is an online event. Bring your questions or just listen in on the conversation. Links to video content will be included in the confirmation email following registration. Information on how to join the live webinar will be emailed to participants the day before the event.

For questions regarding this event, please message programs@masshist.org.

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Building Closed MHS closed 18 April 2020.Saturday, all day Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an ...

Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an abundance of caution, the MHS is CLOSED until further notice. Please check the online calendar for programming updates. Library staff will monitor e-mails and voicemails.

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Building Closed Patriots' Day 20 April 2020.Monday, all day The MHS is CLOSED in observance of Patriots' Day.

The MHS is CLOSED in observance of Patriots' Day.

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Teacher Workshop Postponed: Legislating the Environment: Teaching Environmental History and Civics 21 April 2020.Tuesday, 9:30AM - 4:00PM Please RSVP   Registration Fee: $25 THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO NOVEMBER 7, 2020 In partnership with the Tsongas Industrial ...

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO NOVEMBER 7, 2020

In partnership with the Tsongas Industrial History Center, we will explore the intersections of environmental history, science, and engineering. Chad Montrie, Professor at UMass Lowell, will provide an overview to the study of environmental history, particularly as it relates to New England industry. Teachers will examine primary sources and participate in hands-on activities with Tsongas Center staff drawn from their "Industrial Watershed and "River as Classroom" programs.

Note: This workshop will be taking place off-site at the Tsongas Industrial History Center in Lowell, MA.

This program is open to all who work with K-12 students. Teachers can earn 22.5 PDPs or 1 graduate credit (for an additional fee).

This program is made possible by the generous support of the Richard Saltonstall Charitable Foundation.

 

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Building Closed MHS closed 21 April 2020.Tuesday, all day Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an ...

Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an abundance of caution, the MHS is CLOSED until further notice. Please check the online calendar for programming updates. Library staff will monitor e-mails and voicemails.

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Building Closed MHS closed 22 April 2020.Wednesday, all day Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an ...

Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an abundance of caution, the MHS is CLOSED until further notice. Please check the online calendar for programming updates. Library staff will monitor e-mails and voicemails.

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Public Program, Conversation Registration closed until further notice: Bringing Back the Pilgrims: Living History at Plimoth Plantation 22 April 2020.Wednesday, 6:00PM - 7:00PM Registration closed Catherine Allgor, MHS; Richard Pickering, Plimoth Plantation; Malka Benjamin, Plimoth Plantation; and moderator William Martin How do historians create authentic public history? How do they tell their story to a wide and ...

How do historians create authentic public history? How do they tell their story to a wide and diverse audience? Living history makes the past accessible, but like all popular history, it must balance accessibility with an accurate depiction of the human past. Theatrical techniques like dialogue, costuming, setting, and character development can bring a historical moment to life, but the story that’s told must be rooted in serious scholarship and careful research. How do ‘Living Historians’ meet this challenge? Join us for a lively panel discussion among historians who have grappled with these questions.

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Building Closed MHS closed 23 April 2020.Thursday, all day Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an ...

Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an abundance of caution, the MHS is CLOSED until further notice. Please check the online calendar for programming updates. Library staff will monitor e-mails and voicemails.

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Building Closed MHS closed 24 April 2020.Friday, all day Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an ...

Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an abundance of caution, the MHS is CLOSED until further notice. Please check the online calendar for programming updates. Library staff will monitor e-mails and voicemails.

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Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/Winter_2020/cover_image.jpg Author Talk, Online Event Virtual Book Talk: Kooks & Degenerates on Ice: Bobby Orr, the Big Bad Bruins, & the Stanley Cup Championship That Transformed Hockey 24 April 2020.Friday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM This is an online program Thomas J. Whalen, Boston University During the 1969–1970 season, the “Big, Bad Bruins,” led by the legendary Bobby Orr ...

During the 1969–1970 season, the “Big, Bad Bruins,” led by the legendary Bobby Orr, brushed off their perennial losing ways to defeat the St. Louis Blues in the Stanley Cup Finals for their first championship in 29 years. Thomas J. Whalen brings to life all the colorful personalities and iconic players from this Stanley Cup-raising team. Whalen situates this winning season into its historical context as the United States struggled with issues of war, race, politics, and class, making his book a must-read for sports enthusiasts, hockey fans, and those interested in twentieth-century American history.

Please note: this is an online event. Registrants will receive an email with links and instructions on how to join the event. Order the book here!

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Building Closed MHS closed 25 April 2020.Saturday, all day Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an ...

Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an abundance of caution, the MHS is CLOSED until further notice. Please check the online calendar for programming updates. Library staff will monitor e-mails and voicemails.

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Building Closed MHS closed 27 April 2020.Monday, all day Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an ...

Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an abundance of caution, the MHS is CLOSED until further notice. Please check the online calendar for programming updates. Library staff will monitor e-mails and voicemails.

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Building Closed MHS closed 28 April 2020.Tuesday, all day Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an ...

Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an abundance of caution, the MHS is CLOSED until further notice. Please check the online calendar for programming updates. Library staff will monitor e-mails and voicemails.

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Building Closed MHS closed 29 April 2020.Wednesday, all day Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an ...

Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an abundance of caution, the MHS is CLOSED until further notice. Please check the online calendar for programming updates. Library staff will monitor e-mails and voicemails.

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Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/Winter_2020/The_cabinet-cropped.jpg Public Program, Author Talk Postponed: Postponed: The Cabinet: George Washington & the Creation of an American Institution 29 April 2020.Wednesday, 6:00PM - 7:00PM Lindsay M. Chervinsky On November 26, 1791, George Washington convened his department secretaries—Alexander Hamilton ...

On November 26, 1791, George Washington convened his department secretaries—Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Henry Knox, and Edmund Randolph—for the first cabinet meeting. Faced with diplomatic crises, domestic insurrections, and constitutional challenges, Washington decided he needed a group of advisors he could turn to. He modeled his new cabinet on the councils of war he had led as commander of the Continental Army. Lindsay M. Chervinsky reveals the far-reaching consequences of Washington’s choice to create what has become one of the most powerful bodies in the federal government: the presidential cabinet.

 

 

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Building Closed MHS closed 30 April 2020.Thursday, all day Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an ...

Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an abundance of caution, the MHS is CLOSED until further notice. Please check the online calendar for programming updates. Library staff will monitor e-mails and voicemails.

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May 2020
Building Closed MHS closed 1 May 2020.Friday, all day Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an ...

Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an abundance of caution, the MHS is CLOSED until further notice. Please check the online calendar for programming updates. Library staff will monitor e-mails and voicemails.

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Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/Winter_2020/Winter_2020/Winter_2020/6861_jwinthrop_work_lg.jpg Author Talk, Online Event Virtual Book Talk: City on a Hill: A History of American Exceptionalism 1 May 2020.Friday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM This is an online program Abram Van Engen, Washington University in St. Louis Abram Van Engen shows how the phrase “City on a hill,” from a 1630 sermon by ...

Abram Van Engen shows how the phrase “City on a hill,” from a 1630 sermon by Massachusetts Bay governor John Winthrop, shaped the story of American exceptionalism in the 20th Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/Winter_2020/city_on_a_hill_book_cover.jpgcentury. By tracing the strange history of Winthrop’s speech, from total obscurity in its own day to pervasive use in modern politics, Van Engen reveals the way national stories take shape and shows us how those tales continue to influence competing visions of the country—the many different meanings of America that emerge from a preservation of its literary past.

Order the book online!

 

 

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Building Closed MHS closed 2 May 2020.Saturday, all day Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an ...

Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an abundance of caution, the MHS is CLOSED until further notice. Please check the online calendar for programming updates. Library staff will monitor e-mails and voicemails.

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Building Closed Memorial Day Weekend 23 May 2020.Saturday, all day The MHS is CLOSED for Memorial Day Weekend.

The MHS is CLOSED for Memorial Day Weekend.

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Building Closed Memorial Day 25 May 2020.Monday, all day The MHS is CLOSED in observance of Memorial Day.

The MHS is CLOSED in observance of Memorial Day.

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June 2020
Exhibition, Revolution 250ends Fire! Voices From the Boston Massacre 30 June 2020.Tuesday, 10:00AM - 4:00PM Gallery hours are: Mon., Wed., Thu., Fri., and Sat.: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Tue.: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. On the evening of March 5, 1770, soldiers occupying the town of Boston shot into a crowd, killing or ...

On the evening of March 5, 1770, soldiers occupying the town of Boston shot into a crowd, killing or fatally wounding five civilians.

In the aftermath of what soon became known as the Boston Massacre, questions about the command to “Fire!” became crucial. Who yelled it? When and why? Because the answers would determine the guilt or innocence of the soldiers, defense counsel John Adams insisted that “Facts are stubborn things.”

But what are the facts? The evidence, often contradictory, drew upon testimony from dozens of witnesses. Come learn about the Boston Massacre and “hear” for yourself—through a selection of artifacts, eyewitness accounts, and trial testimony—the voices of ordinary men and women, and discover how this flashpoint changed American history.

Learn more about the Massacre on our companion website.

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July 2020
Building Closed Independence Day (observed) 3 July 2020.Friday, all day The MHS is CLOSED for Independence Day (observed).

The MHS is CLOSED for Independence Day (observed).

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Building Closed Independence Day 4 July 2020.Saturday, all day The MHS is CLOSED for Independence Day.

The MHS is CLOSED for Independence Day.

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Building Closed MHS closed 9 April 2020.Thursday, all day

Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an abundance of caution, the MHS is CLOSED until further notice. Please check the online calendar for programming updates. Library staff will monitor e-mails and voicemails.

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Building Closed MHS closed 10 April 2020.Friday, all day

Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an abundance of caution, the MHS is CLOSED until further notice. Please check the online calendar for programming updates. Library staff will monitor e-mails and voicemails.

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Author Talk, Online Event Virtual Book Talk: When It Was Grand: The Radical Republican History of the Civil War Register registration required at no cost 10 April 2020.Friday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM This is an online event LeeAnna Keith in conversation with Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai, MHS Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/Winter_2020/When_it_was_grand-_cropped.jpg

In 1862, abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison summarized the Civil War: “There is a war because there was a Republican Party. There was a Republican Party because there was an Abolition Party. There was an Abolition Party because there was Slavery.” Garrison’s statement expresses the essential truths at the heart of LeeAnna Keith’s narrative, which introduces us to the idealistic Massachusetts preachers and philanthropists, rugged Midwestern politicians, and African American activists who collaborated to protect escaped slaves from their captors, create and defend black military regiments, and win the contest for the soul of their party. In the 1850s and 1860s, the Republican Party stood for a demanding ideal of racial justice—and insisted that the nation live up to it.

Please note: this is an online event. Registrants will receive an email with links and instructions on how to join the event.

Order the book here!

 

 

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Building Closed MHS closed 11 April 2020.Saturday, all day

Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an abundance of caution, the MHS is CLOSED until further notice. Please check the online calendar for programming updates. Library staff will monitor e-mails and voicemails.

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Building Closed MHS closed 13 April 2020.Monday, all day

Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an abundance of caution, the MHS is CLOSED until further notice. Please check the online calendar for programming updates. Library staff will monitor e-mails and voicemails.

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Building Closed MHS closed 14 April 2020.Tuesday, all day

Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an abundance of caution, the MHS is CLOSED until further notice. Please check the online calendar for programming updates. Library staff will monitor e-mails and voicemails.

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Building Closed MHS closed 15 April 2020.Wednesday, all day

Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an abundance of caution, the MHS is CLOSED until further notice. Please check the online calendar for programming updates. Library staff will monitor e-mails and voicemails.

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Building Closed MHS closed 16 April 2020.Thursday, all day

Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an abundance of caution, the MHS is CLOSED until further notice. Please check the online calendar for programming updates. Library staff will monitor e-mails and voicemails.

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Building Closed MHS closed 17 April 2020.Friday, all day

Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an abundance of caution, the MHS is CLOSED until further notice. Please check the online calendar for programming updates. Library staff will monitor e-mails and voicemails.

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Public Program, Online Event The Boston Red Sox with Gordon Edes Register registration required at no cost 17 April 2020.Friday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM This is an online event Gordon Edes, official historian of the Boston Red Sox Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/Winter_2020/ff33-low.jpg

Join Red Sox historian Gordon Edes in a virtual Q and A where he will take your questions on one of baseball's most legendary and celebrated franchises. Subscribers will get access to a curated list of videos from the MHS program archive to watch at home. This content will help viewers engage with Red Sox lore ahead of the question and answer session. 

Please note: This is an online event. Bring your questions or just listen in on the conversation. Links to video content will be included in the confirmation email following registration. Information on how to join the live webinar will be emailed to participants the day before the event.

For questions regarding this event, please message programs@masshist.org.

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Building Closed MHS closed 18 April 2020.Saturday, all day

Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an abundance of caution, the MHS is CLOSED until further notice. Please check the online calendar for programming updates. Library staff will monitor e-mails and voicemails.

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Building Closed Patriots' Day 20 April 2020.Monday, all day

The MHS is CLOSED in observance of Patriots' Day.

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Teacher Workshop Postponed:
Legislating the Environment: Teaching Environmental History and Civics
Please RSVP   registration required 21 April 2020.Tuesday, 9:30AM - 4:00PM Registration Fee: $25

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO NOVEMBER 7, 2020

In partnership with the Tsongas Industrial History Center, we will explore the intersections of environmental history, science, and engineering. Chad Montrie, Professor at UMass Lowell, will provide an overview to the study of environmental history, particularly as it relates to New England industry. Teachers will examine primary sources and participate in hands-on activities with Tsongas Center staff drawn from their "Industrial Watershed and "River as Classroom" programs.

Note: This workshop will be taking place off-site at the Tsongas Industrial History Center in Lowell, MA.

This program is open to all who work with K-12 students. Teachers can earn 22.5 PDPs or 1 graduate credit (for an additional fee).

This program is made possible by the generous support of the Richard Saltonstall Charitable Foundation.

 

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Building Closed MHS closed 21 April 2020.Tuesday, all day

Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an abundance of caution, the MHS is CLOSED until further notice. Please check the online calendar for programming updates. Library staff will monitor e-mails and voicemails.

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Building Closed MHS closed 22 April 2020.Wednesday, all day

Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an abundance of caution, the MHS is CLOSED until further notice. Please check the online calendar for programming updates. Library staff will monitor e-mails and voicemails.

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Public Program, Conversation Registration closed until further notice: Bringing Back the Pilgrims: Living History at Plimoth Plantation registration closed 22 April 2020.Wednesday, 6:00PM - 7:00PM Registration closed Catherine Allgor, MHS; Richard Pickering, Plimoth Plantation; Malka Benjamin, Plimoth Plantation; and moderator William Martin

How do historians create authentic public history? How do they tell their story to a wide and diverse audience? Living history makes the past accessible, but like all popular history, it must balance accessibility with an accurate depiction of the human past. Theatrical techniques like dialogue, costuming, setting, and character development can bring a historical moment to life, but the story that’s told must be rooted in serious scholarship and careful research. How do ‘Living Historians’ meet this challenge? Join us for a lively panel discussion among historians who have grappled with these questions.

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Building Closed MHS closed 23 April 2020.Thursday, all day

Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an abundance of caution, the MHS is CLOSED until further notice. Please check the online calendar for programming updates. Library staff will monitor e-mails and voicemails.

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Building Closed MHS closed 24 April 2020.Friday, all day

Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an abundance of caution, the MHS is CLOSED until further notice. Please check the online calendar for programming updates. Library staff will monitor e-mails and voicemails.

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Author Talk, Online Event Virtual Book Talk: Kooks & Degenerates on Ice: Bobby Orr, the Big Bad Bruins, & the Stanley Cup Championship That Transformed Hockey Register registration required at no cost 24 April 2020.Friday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM This is an online program Thomas J. Whalen, Boston University Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/Winter_2020/cover_image.jpg

During the 1969–1970 season, the “Big, Bad Bruins,” led by the legendary Bobby Orr, brushed off their perennial losing ways to defeat the St. Louis Blues in the Stanley Cup Finals for their first championship in 29 years. Thomas J. Whalen brings to life all the colorful personalities and iconic players from this Stanley Cup-raising team. Whalen situates this winning season into its historical context as the United States struggled with issues of war, race, politics, and class, making his book a must-read for sports enthusiasts, hockey fans, and those interested in twentieth-century American history.

Please note: this is an online event. Registrants will receive an email with links and instructions on how to join the event. Order the book here!

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Building Closed MHS closed 25 April 2020.Saturday, all day

Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an abundance of caution, the MHS is CLOSED until further notice. Please check the online calendar for programming updates. Library staff will monitor e-mails and voicemails.

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Building Closed MHS closed 27 April 2020.Monday, all day

Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an abundance of caution, the MHS is CLOSED until further notice. Please check the online calendar for programming updates. Library staff will monitor e-mails and voicemails.

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Building Closed MHS closed 28 April 2020.Tuesday, all day

Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an abundance of caution, the MHS is CLOSED until further notice. Please check the online calendar for programming updates. Library staff will monitor e-mails and voicemails.

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Building Closed MHS closed 29 April 2020.Wednesday, all day

Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an abundance of caution, the MHS is CLOSED until further notice. Please check the online calendar for programming updates. Library staff will monitor e-mails and voicemails.

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Public Program, Author Talk Postponed:
Postponed: The Cabinet: George Washington & the Creation of an American Institution
registration closed 29 April 2020.Wednesday, 6:00PM - 7:00PM Lindsay M. Chervinsky Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/Winter_2020/The_cabinet-cropped.jpg

On November 26, 1791, George Washington convened his department secretaries—Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Henry Knox, and Edmund Randolph—for the first cabinet meeting. Faced with diplomatic crises, domestic insurrections, and constitutional challenges, Washington decided he needed a group of advisors he could turn to. He modeled his new cabinet on the councils of war he had led as commander of the Continental Army. Lindsay M. Chervinsky reveals the far-reaching consequences of Washington’s choice to create what has become one of the most powerful bodies in the federal government: the presidential cabinet.

 

 

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Building Closed MHS closed 30 April 2020.Thursday, all day

Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an abundance of caution, the MHS is CLOSED until further notice. Please check the online calendar for programming updates. Library staff will monitor e-mails and voicemails.

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Building Closed MHS closed 1 May 2020.Friday, all day

Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an abundance of caution, the MHS is CLOSED until further notice. Please check the online calendar for programming updates. Library staff will monitor e-mails and voicemails.

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Author Talk, Online Event Virtual Book Talk: City on a Hill: A History of American Exceptionalism Register registration required at no cost 1 May 2020.Friday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM This is an online program Abram Van Engen, Washington University in St. Louis Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/Winter_2020/Winter_2020/Winter_2020/6861_jwinthrop_work_lg.jpg

Abram Van Engen shows how the phrase “City on a hill,” from a 1630 sermon by Massachusetts Bay governor John Winthrop, shaped the story of American exceptionalism in the 20th Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/Winter_2020/city_on_a_hill_book_cover.jpgcentury. By tracing the strange history of Winthrop’s speech, from total obscurity in its own day to pervasive use in modern politics, Van Engen reveals the way national stories take shape and shows us how those tales continue to influence competing visions of the country—the many different meanings of America that emerge from a preservation of its literary past.

Order the book online!

 

 

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Building Closed MHS closed 2 May 2020.Saturday, all day

Due to the state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and out of an abundance of caution, the MHS is CLOSED until further notice. Please check the online calendar for programming updates. Library staff will monitor e-mails and voicemails.

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Building Closed Memorial Day Weekend 23 May 2020.Saturday, all day

The MHS is CLOSED for Memorial Day Weekend.

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Building Closed Memorial Day 25 May 2020.Monday, all day

The MHS is CLOSED in observance of Memorial Day.

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Exhibition, Revolution 250 Fire! Voices From the Boston Massacre this event is free Gallery hours are: Mon., Wed., Thu., Fri., and Sat.: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Tue.: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.

On the evening of March 5, 1770, soldiers occupying the town of Boston shot into a crowd, killing or fatally wounding five civilians.

In the aftermath of what soon became known as the Boston Massacre, questions about the command to “Fire!” became crucial. Who yelled it? When and why? Because the answers would determine the guilt or innocence of the soldiers, defense counsel John Adams insisted that “Facts are stubborn things.”

But what are the facts? The evidence, often contradictory, drew upon testimony from dozens of witnesses. Come learn about the Boston Massacre and “hear” for yourself—through a selection of artifacts, eyewitness accounts, and trial testimony—the voices of ordinary men and women, and discover how this flashpoint changed American history.

Learn more about the Massacre on our companion website.

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Building Closed Independence Day (observed) 3 July 2020.Friday, all day

The MHS is CLOSED for Independence Day (observed).

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Building Closed Independence Day 4 July 2020.Saturday, all day

The MHS is CLOSED for Independence Day.

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