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April 2020
Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/Winter_2020/ff33-low.jpg Public Program 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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Public Program 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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Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/Winter_2020/The_cabinet-cropped.jpg Public Program 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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Public Program 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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Public Program 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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Public Program 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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