Outside of Harvard

2017 Sep 06

MHS: The Liberator’s Legacy: Memory, Abolitionism, and the Struggle for Civil Rights, 1865-1965

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
Donald Yacovone, Harvard University

The Liberator’s Legacy explores popular memory of William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, and their fellow abolitionists in the decades following the Civil War and reveals how that legacy influenced the rise of the modern Civil Rights Movement. Through the lens of collective memory, this book will examine the changing meaning of the Civil War in American thought.

2017 Jul 15

MHS: Transcribe-a-thon - John Quincy Adams Diary

9:30am to 3:00pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
What was it like to go from being President of the United States to serving as a representative in Congress? Find out by immersing yourself in the diary of John Quincy Adams (JQA). Join the Massachusetts Historical Society’s first transcribe-a-thon! Held in celebration of JQA’s 250th birthday, the purpose of the JQA250 Transcribe-a-thon is to help the Adams Papers editorial project make more of the 15,000-page JQA Diary available online. While the ability to read handwriting is necessary, no transcription experience is required. Bring your laptop or use... Read more about MHS: Transcribe-a-thon - John Quincy Adams Diary
2017 Jun 01

Beverly Historical Society: Emerging from Salem's Shadow

Thu - Fri, Jun 1 to Aug 25, 9:30am - 4:00pm

Location: 

John Cabot House and Visitor Center 117 Cabot St. Beverly, MA 01915

Beverly painting

After the tumultuous years of the second half of the 17th century, filled as they were with political upheaval, Indian wars, and culminating in the witchcraft crises of 1692, the new century must have seemed to local residents like entering a calm port. Although religion remained an important aspect of...

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2017 Jun 05

Tales of Cape Cod: Mercy Otis Warren Woman of the Year Award

7:00pm

Location: 

Olde Colonial Courthouse, Route 6A & Rendezvous Lane, Barnstable Village

7:00 PM  Olde Colonial Courthouse  Route 6A & Rendezvous Lane, Barnstable Village

              Linda Myers will open the evening portraying Abigail Adams. She will present a dramatization of the letters of Abigail Adams and her historical connection to Mercy Otis Warren.  The 2017 Mercy Otis Warren Woman of the Year Award will then be presented to this year's winner.  Refreshments and desserts will be served at the conclusion of the presentation.  Tales of Cape Cod Members...

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2017 Jul 05

MHS Lecture: Rivermoor: A Summer Colony in Scituate, Lyle Nyberg, Scituate Historical Society

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

Free Event, No Registration Required. Brown Bag Event.

Lyle Nyberg, Scituate Historical Society

One hundred years ago, upper class Boston-area residents spent summers in Rivermoor on Third Cliff in Scituate. They included dentists, lawyers, executives, suffragists, and the first American to provide prefabricated houses. They and their families came for the area’s ocean views, beaches, and cooling breezes on the wraparound porches of Colonial Revival houses built by George Welch. Welch turned what had been farmland since Native American times into a...

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2017 Jun 01

MHS: The Irish Atlantic: A Story of Famine, Migration, & Opportunity Open at the Massachusetts Historical Society

Thu - Thu, Jun 1 to Aug 24, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Massachusetts Historical Society Founded 1791

Explore the impact of generations of Irish in Boston from famine relief efforts to a mass migration movement, community and institutional building, and a rise in political power.

The Irish have long been an important presence in Boston. The...

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