Earlier this year I recommended the “God Save the People” exhibit at the Massachusetts Historical Society. This month the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, just a few blocks away on Boyltston Street, opened a new exhibit called “We Are One.” It’s also very good. Show More Summary
I was planning to post about something else today, but discussions at last night’s seminar at the Massachusetts Historical Society reminded me of an important commemoration taking place this week in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. From today...Show More Summary
Recently, during a trip to Boston, I invited Emerge Massachusetts alumna and Boston City Councilwoman Michelle Wu to lunch. I was excited to meet her because I knew that her race and win were "historic"--Michelle was the youngest woman elected to the Boston City Council at 28 years old. Show More Summary
This afternoon and for the next two days I’ll be attending the “So Sudden an Alteration” conference at the Massachusetts Historical Society. (Follow along on Twitter via #RevReborn2.)This conference is a sequel to the “American Revolution Reborn” conference in Philadelphia in 2013. Show More Summary
Non-inmates were offered $30 an hour to do similar work. The post Massachusetts Inmates Cleared Snow In Historic Sub-Zero Temperatures For Just $4 A Day appeared first on ThinkProgress.
A Massachusetts mom with a “mild intellectual disability” won a two-year historic legal battle Monday and was reunited with the baby who was taken from her at 2 days old and placed in foster care. Sara Gordon, a pseudonym for the now...Show More Summary
Thomas Reed was just a normal 6-year-old kid on a horse farm in 1966 Massachusetts when his reported UFO close encounters began, with UFOs appearing first in his bedroom, then the nearby forest, and ultimately young Thomas interacting with the UFO-occupants and being brought on board a presumably alien UFO craft. Show More Summary
Today the Massachusetts Historical Society opens its “God Save the People!” exhibit about the political conflict in Boston that grew from 1765 to 1775 and exploded into war. Last night I attended a preview, and can happily recommend a visit for anyone interested in American history. Show More Summary
Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. Travelers looking to escape Boston’s urban hustle would do well to look to nearby Cambridge. As one of the country’s most historic destinations, it’s arguably the most beautiful, most “New England” city in Massachusetts. Show More Summary
From 1976 ? 1984, ten ceramic artists operated out of a dynamic gallery and cooperative workspace in the historic A. H. Davenport building in East Cambridge, Massachusetts. Named Clay Dragon Studios, this collaborative became a springboard for creativity and an influential foundation for numerous artists in contemporary ceramics. Show More Summary
The "potentially historic" blizzard wasn't so momentous in New York City, but it slammed Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.
The forecasts had called for up to 30 inches of snow for the city, but the historic storm failed to materialize. By early morning, however, parts of Massachusetts had gotten more than a foot of snow.
A few weeks ago, former Governor Deval Patrick took his ceremonial "lone walk" out of the Massachusetts State House to cap-off what had been a historic eight years as the first African American governor of a state that is roughly 83 percent white. Show More Summary
Massachusetts State Police have a sense of humor. Expert predictions of the Nor'easter storm call it "historic" and "life-threatening." Meteorologists are saying the Northeast, including Boston, Philadelphia, Providence, and New York City will get two, perhaps three, feet of snow from the storm. Show More Summary
photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters On Tuesday, conservators opened a time capsule that was originally placed in a cornerstone of the Massachusetts State House in Boston back in 1795 by Paul Revere and Samuel Adams. The capsule was unearthed in December of last year, and it was not the only time capsule to be unearthed in […]
A time capsule dating back to 1795 was extracted on Thursday from underneath a cornerstone at the Massachusetts State House, the Boston Globe reported. WCVB-TV reported that, according to historical records, the capsule was originally buried under the cornerstone by then-Gov. Samuel Adams, Paul...
Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. If Boston is Massachusetts’ big, bold, boisterous son, Cambridge is its hip, intellectual, slightly more aloof brother. As New England cities go, Cambridge doesn’t garner the same travel coverage as Boston or even Providence, Rhode Island for that matter. Show More Summary
A couple of months ago, National Grid, one of Massachusetts’ two dominant utilities, announced rate increases of a “whopping” 37 percent over last year. Why, when natural gas prices are at historic lows, does the Northeast face double-digit...Show More Summary
On Tuesday, Republicans won a historic electoral victory, sweeping away a Democratic Senate, replacing Democratic governors in blue states like Massachusetts, Maryland and Illinois, and reversing Democratic state legislatures in
Named one of the top beaches in the US by a number of well-known critics, Coast Guard is a pretty spectacular place. With the historic Coast Guard station overlooking the break, a boardwalk and trail through the nearby salt marsh, easy access from the Cape Cod Rail Trail, and exposure to any mix of easterly […]