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      • Teacher WorkshopTeaching LGBTQ History
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        9:00AM - 4:00PM Registration fee: $50 per peson More
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            • Teacher WorkshopFood in American History
              Teacher WorkshopFood in American History
              9:00AM - 4:00PM This workshop is FULL. Please contact the Center for the Teaching of History at MHS for more information: education@masshist.org; 617-646-0570. More
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                                                  Exhibition The Irish Atlantic 10 March 2017 to 22 September 2017 Open Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM

                                                  Watch the recording of this event, embedded below:

                                                  Explore 175 years of the Irish in Boston from the founding of the Charitable Irish Society in 1737, through famine relief efforts led by Capt. Robert Bennet Forbes at the helm of the Jamestown, to a mass migration movement, decades of community and institutional building, and a rise in political power. The exhibition is co-sponsored by the MHS and the Forbes House Museum.

                                                  See the exhibit’s companion website for an overview, timeline, and more videos about the Irish in Boston.

                                                  Watch this video for an overview of the exhibit by guest curator William M. Fowler, Distinguished Professor of History at Northeastern University.

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                                                  Teacher Workshop Teaching LGBTQ History 2 August 2017 to 4 August 2017 Registration fee: $50 per peson

                                                  This is a three-day workshop that takes place on August 2, 3, and 4.

                                                  LGBTQ is a relatively modern acronym, but history is brimming with examples of individuals who participated in same-sex relationships or tested the boundaries of gender norms. This workshop will explore ideas about sexual orientation and gender identity through the lives of New Englanders. Our investigations will take us from the Puritan era through the twenty-first century, as well as to local repositories and historic sites. Participants will also work with primary sources and curricular materials that will help contextualize current debates over LGBTQ rights.

                                                  This program is open to all K-12 educators. Teachers can earn 45 PDPs or two graduate credits (for an additional fee).

                                                  For more information, or to register, contact the Center for the Teaching of History at MHS: education@masshist.org; 617-646-0557.

                                                  Image: Herman Mann, The Female Review: or, Memoirs of an American Young Lady ... Dedham, [MA]: 1797.

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                                                  Brown Bag The Year 1800: The Union of the Personal and the Political 2 August 2017.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Paul Gilje, University of Oklahoma

                                                  This project focuses on the elections of 1800 to reveal the extensive intrigues of a year that historians have often reduced to a single political contest. The personal and the political were inseparable among women and men in New York, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina, where power, prejudice, servitude, insiders, and foreigners converged in illicit unions that rocked individuals and families and altered electoral outcomes.

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                                                  Public Program, MHS Tour The History and Collections of the MHS 5 August 2017.Saturday, 10:00AM - 11:30AM

                                                  The History and Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society Tour is a 90-minute docent-led walk through our public rooms. The tour is free, open to the public, with no need for reservations. If you would like to bring a larger party (8 or more), please contact Curator of Art Anne Bentley at 617-646-0508 or abentley@masshist.org.

                                                  While you're here you will also have the opportunity to view our current exhibition: The Irish Atlantic: A Story of Famine Migration and Opportunity.

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                                                  Teacher Workshop Food in American History 9 August 2017.Wednesday, 9:00AM - 4:00PM This workshop is FULL. Please contact the Center for the Teaching of History at MHS for more information: education@masshist.org; 617-646-0570.

                                                  This is a three-day workshop that takes place on August 9, 10, and 11.

                                                  Experience food through historical accounts and field trips to local producers and providers! From the coffee, tea, and chocolate of the colonial era to the fusion cuisine of today, examinations of foodways can often reveal broader social, cultural, and political trends. We will taste our way through 400 years of American history while discussing ways to share this (mostly) delicious past with students. Offsite sessions will also provide us with opportunities to consider Boston’s contributions to American cuisine and dining habits.

                                                  This program is open to all K-12 educators. Teachers can earn 45 PDPs or two graduate credits (for an additional fee).

                                                  Image: Banquet to the Ambassadors of Japan, by Members of the Boston Board of Trade: Bill of Fare. Broadside on silk, 2 August 1872.

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                                                  Public Program, MHS Tour The History and Collections of the MHS 12 August 2017.Saturday, 10:00AM - 11:30AM

                                                  The History and Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society Tour is a 90-minute docent-led walk through our public rooms. The tour is free, open to the public, with no need for reservations. If you would like to bring a larger party (8 or more), please contact Curator of Art Anne Bentley at 617-646-0508 or abentley@masshist.org.

                                                  While you're here you will also have the opportunity to view our current exhibition: The Irish Atlantic: A Story of Famine Migration and Opportunity.

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                                                  Public Program, MHS Tour The History and Collections of the MHS 19 August 2017.Saturday, 10:00AM - 11:30AM

                                                  The History and Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society Tour is a 90-minute docent-led walk through our public rooms. The tour is free, open to the public, with no need for reservations. If you would like to bring a larger party (8 or more), please contact Curator of Art Anne Bentley at 617-646-0508 or abentley@masshist.org.

                                                  While you're here you will also have the opportunity to view our current exhibition: The Irish Atlantic: A Story of Famine Migration and Opportunity.

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                                                  MHS Tour, Public Program The History and Collections of the MHS this event is free 26 August 2017.Saturday, 10:00AM - 11:30AM

                                                  The History and Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society Tour is a 90-minute docent-led walk through our public rooms. The tour is free, open to the public, with no need for reservations. If you would like to bring a larger party (8 or more), please contact Curator of Art Anne Bentley at 617-646-0508 or abentley@masshist.org.

                                                  While you're here you will also have the opportunity to view our current exhibition: The Irish Atlantic: A Story of Famine Migration and Opportunity.

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