Outside of Harvard

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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2017 May 20

Mass Historical Society: The History and Collections of the MHS

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

 

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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2017 May 16

Mass Historical Society: The Winter Workscape: Weather and the Meaning of Industrial Capitalism in the Northern Forest, 1850-1950

5:15pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

Jason L. Newton, Syracuse University

Comment: Richard W. Judd, University of Maine

Industrial logging operators used the winter weather, wood, simple machines, and muscle power alone to increase the production and transportation of saw logs to reach industrial scale and efficiency. Drawing on methods from environmental and labor history and the history of slavery and capitalism, this essay characterizes industrial capitalism as a force that will sustain seemingly anachronistic modes of production as long as they remain profitable....

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2017 May 10

Mass Historical Society: Avian Affinities and Refashioning Roles: Feathers, Millinery and American Bird Protection

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

Brown Bag Lunch Event

Emily Gephart, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University

In his Arcades Project, Walter Benjamin argued that fashion’s pursuit of novelty functioned in modern society as an attempt to stave off the inevitability of death. Yet, in millinery fashion at the turn of the 20thcentury, death was often conspicuously visible: popular plumed hats provoked crises in global extinction, inspired passionate advocacy for bird protection and trade restriction, and led—eventually—to wholesale changes in...

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