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Can public funds be used to restore Massachusetts’ historic churches?
Can public funds be used to restore Massachusetts' historic churches? That's the question before the state's highest court Thursday in a closely watched case that could have a big impact … Click to Continue »
Three Democratic senators seen as potential candidates in the 2020 presidential election—Elizabeth Warren (Massachusetts), Kamala Harris (California) and Kristen Gillibrand (New York)—could earn the historic opportunity to end Donald Trump’s tenure in the White House and in the process become the...
The historic Powerball prize claimed by a Massachusetts woman this week focused new attention on the state lottery, a vital, if not always well understood, cog in state and local … Click to Continue »
In May of 2014, a 100-year-old architectural gem in Glasgow was devastated by fire. The Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh building, was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, who had attended the Glasgow School of Art as a teenager, and built between 1897 and 1909. The Mack, as it is lovingly nicknamed, seamlessly blends multiple styles […]
Next week I’ll be one of the presenters at a teachers’ workshop organized by Minute Man National Historical Park. My topic will be the Massachusetts militia system and that institution’s role in The Road to Concord. Preparing for that session, I’ve been reviewing the Massachusetts militia laws. Show More Summary
A former Cotton Mill in Lowell, Massachusetts has come to the aid of one of the world?s most iconic buildings it was revealed today, 3 August 2017. The celebrated Mackintosh Building at The Glasgow School of Art (affectionately known...Show More Summary
A distinguished eastern Tennessee family?s three-generation collection of antique American glass bottles and flasks will be auctioned with no reserve on Thursday, Aug. 3 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Auctioneer John W. Coker has chosen the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel as the venue for his auction of the Frank M. Show More Summary
The news coming out of the Massachusetts Historical Society here in Boston could not be more exciting. Yesterday the MHS announced that they are in possession of the sword that […]
Who says there's no such thing as second chances? An historically off-putting landfill in Brockton, Massachusetts, which was once dubbed Mount Trashmore for its overwhelming bad odor, has been transformed from a wasted space to a generator of clean renewable energy. Show More Summary
- Catherine Allgor has been appointed the next president of the Massachusetts Historical Society.- David Whitesell posts at Notes from Under Grounds about a major new acquisition.- The Junto has a Q&A with David Gary of the AmericanShow More Summary
Massachusetts Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration Project (MA-CORD)
On Tuesday, 20 June, Conrad E. Wright will speak at the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston about the confrontation at the heart of his new book, Pedagogues and Protesters: The Harvard College Student Diary of Stephen Peabody, 1767-1768. Show More Summary
On Thursday, 11 May, Holger Hoock will speak at the Massachusetts Historical Society on his new book, Scars of Independence: America’s Violent Birth. Here‘s the publisher’s description of this book, officially published this week:The...Show More Summary
A woman recently walked into my Massachusetts office to talk about her daughter, who had been diagnosed with serious mental illness in 2007, when she was just 4 years old. A decade later, the stories this mother shared with me are heartbreaking. The countless hospital visits. The fights with...
Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, established in 1636, whose history, influence, and wealth have made it one of the world's most prestigious universities. The University is organized...Show More Summary
Among the documents the Massachusetts Historical Society has made available in digital form is Sarah (Winslow) Deming’s letter detailing day by day her experience at the start of the Revolutionary War. From a genteel family with relatives on both sides of the political divide, Deming was inside Boston when the fighting began on April 1775. Show More Summary
On Tuesday, 25 April, I’ll speak to the Falmouth Historical Society about The Road to Concord: How Four Stolen Cannon Ignited the Revolutionary War. My book explores how Massachusetts Patriots were furiously collecting cannon months before the war broke out in April of 1775, but of course keeping that effort as quiet as possible. Show More Summary
The campus of Harvard University projects a sense of order and continuity, from the brick wall enclosing the historic Yard to the imposing pillars of Widener Library. Yet despite the feeling of solid tradition and genteel propriety which...Show More Summary