Elsewhere at Harvard

2015 Jun 28

Boston By Foot: Carruth's Hill, Dorchester

2:00pm to 3:30pm

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Meet your guide in the plaza outside Ashmont Grill 555 Talbot Ave Dorchester, MA 02122

For more information, see the History List website.

Tickets: $15 per person, $5 for "Boston by Foot" members.

Many people do not know much about the history of Dorchester, which is technically even older than Boston.  Transportation enabled the development of rural areas of Dorchester into streetcar suburbs.  The establishment of the streetcars allowed ‘Carruth’s Hill...

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2015 Jun 28

Historic Newton: Newton Cemetery: An Early Public Park

2:00pm

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Newton Cemetery 791 Walnut Street Newton Centre, MA 02459

Presented by Historic Newton. For more information see the History List website.

Did you know that the land that Newton Cemetery occupies now was once used for pharmaceutical and leather factories? Learn about how that industrial land was developed as part of the garden cemetery movement, and why it’s important as...

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2015 Jun 28

1912 Gala Day & Garden Bazaar

10:00am to 3:00pm

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Rebecca Nurse Homestead 149 Pine Street Danvers, MA 01923

For more information, see the History List website.

Presented by Danvers ALarm List Company

Join us and party like it's the 1900s again! In the early 20th century when The Rebecca Nurse Homestead became a Museum they hosted a Garden Party Bazaar, and we are taking you back in time to experience that event.

We will also be re-introducing our famous Strawberry Shortcakes (...

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2015 Jun 12

Summer Saturdays at the Paul Revere House!

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The Paul Revere House, 19 North Square, Boston, MA 02113

Special events on summer Saturdays (1:00-3:00pm) in June, July, and August feature period craft demonstrations, historical talks from experienced staff, live music as Paul Revere heard it, and more in the museum's courtyard, weather permitting. Included with admission to the museum.

See www.paulreverehouse.org or call 617-523-2338 for more information.

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2015 Jul 04

Boston Harborfest Events: Glass Harmonica Concert

1:00pm to 3:00pm

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The Paul Revere House, 19 North Square, Boston, MA 02113

Vera Meyer plays early American melodies on the intriguing instrument that Ben Franklin invented. The ethereal, haunting tones Meyer creates as she places her web fingers on the rims of rotating glass bowls will mesmerize all who listen!

2015 Jul 02

Boston Harborfest Events:Paul Revere's North End Walking Tour

2:30pm to 3:30pm

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The Paul Revere House, 19 North Square, Boston, MA 02113

Explore the 21st century North End from an 18th century perspective, discovering the locations associated with Paul Revere's life and work along the way. Fee: Adults $5, Seniors and college students $4.50, children ages 5-17, $1.50, includes admission to the Revere House.

2015 Jul 01

Boston Harborfest Events: What Does Liberty Mean to Me?

1:00pm to 3:00pm

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The Paul Revere House, 19 North Square, Boston, MA 02113

The Paul Revere House will proudly participate in the 34th annual Boston Harborfest, a fantastic citywide celebration of our nation's independence and Boston's unique and vibrant waterfront. Please visit www.bostonharborfest.com for a complete list of programs, tours, and events occurring from July 1-5, 2015.

What does Liberty Mean to Me?
Wed. July 1st & Friday July 3rd
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Discuss the concept of Liberty in the 18th century and help Boston mark the 250th...

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2015 Jun 27

Old Colony Historical Society: MAKING HISTORY: Sculpture

1:00pm to 3:00pm

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Old Colony Historical Society 66 Church Green Taunton, MA 02780

We are launching a new initiative with free, family-friendly programming at its center: MAKING HISTORY partners with organizations and local artists throughout Southeastern Mass. These workshops focus on learning about artistic techniques and always include an opportunity for kids to explore their creativity hands-on in a supervised environment. Guardians can join in the fun or receive a free, guided tour of the museum during the workshop. For details or to reserve a space in a workshop, please call...

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2015 Jun 25

Historic Newton: History Book Club

7:30pm

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Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street, Newton 02458.

Join the book club in reading and discussing Erik Larson's new book Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania. The author considers the sinking of the opulent Lusitania in the context of the global conflict of World War I. He tells the fascinating story of the forces, large and small, natural and man-made, coincidental and intentional, that propelled the Lusitania to its fatal rendezvous. The book club is...

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2015 Jun 25

‘Movies at the Meeting House’: Banned Books on the Big Screen:Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

6:30pm

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Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington Street at the intersection of Milk Street Boston, MA 02108

Join us for the first annual ‘Movies at the Meeting House’ series. During 2015, Old South Meeting House will show three films based on books that were banned in various locations throughout the US, including Boston. Promoting free speech is a key part of Old...

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2015 Jun 12

Dams, Bridges, and Locks

11:30am

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Charlstown & Cambridge MA

Take a journey of discovery exploring the new open spaces along the lower Charles River. A hub of transportation and recreation, this area has experienced several cycles of dramatic change resulting from the construction of bridges and dams, the expansion of Boston, and the Big Dig project.
From the tidal estuary of the Charles through the mudflats of Millers River, this unique tour traces the evolution of the lost half-mile and the reshaping of Boston. Dams, railroads, bridges, and highways have closed off this area until the recent creation of incredible public parks and recreation...

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