In Tuesday, 6 March, the Massachusetts Historical Society will host a panel discussion on the topic “Common Spaces: Environmental History and the Study of Early America.” This session is a crossover event for two of the society’s seminar...Show More Summary
On the back of the sheet of paper giving the earliest lyrics of “The New Massachusetts Liberty Song,” which I believe is at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, someone has written another set of verses.This side is headed “Massachusetts...Show More Summary
This broadside shown on the website of the Library of Congress could be the first printing of the words to “The New Massachusetts Liberty Song.” (I think the original is at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.)The sheet might even have been created for Josiah Flagg’s 13 Feb 1770 concert, the first time we know that song was publicly performed. Show More Summary
The Massachusetts Historical Society and Prof. Kimberly Alexander have spent two years preparing an exhibit based on garments, cloth samples, accoutrements, and manuscripts in the society’s collection. “Fashioning the New England Family” will be mounted later this year. Show More Summary
In an attempt to make the Super Bowl more appealing to the general public, the presidents of the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston and the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia have laid a wager on the outcome. If the Patriots lose, M.H.S. Show More Summary
NBC News’ Blake McCoy reports from Scituate, Massachusetts, where high winds and waves battered homes along the shore. Weather experts say the storm surge is nearing record highs in Boston, where rescues happened on the historic streets.
When can we move in? If you’ve ever been to Salem, Massachusetts and you’ve gone on any number of tourist trap tours, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with Judge Jonathan Curwin’s Witch House, one of the city’s most historic homes. The all-black house, via Salem Web, “is the only structure still standing in Salem with […]
I’ve been discussing the public image of Customs official Charles Paxton (shown here in the Massachusetts Historical Society’s portrait). Paxton’s neighbors teased him for his elaborate courtesy and his bachelor status. A big part of...Show More Summary
Winter 1938. "Cambridge, Massachusetts. Historic churchyard near Harvard Square." Medium format nitrate negative by Paul Vanderbilt. View full size.
The $95 million restoration of Union Station in Springfield, Massachusetts has won an award for historic preservation.
A school district in Massachusetts is apologizing after sharing with families a photo of white students leading a black classmate on a leash as part of a visit to a historic plantation. The incident happened last week after third graders...Show More Summary
On Monday, 23 October, the Massachusetts Historical Society will host a panel discussion on the topic “Advise and Dissent? The Role of Public History in Modern Life.”The society asks:What is the role of historical organizations in aShow More Summary
A historic black church in Massachusetts will be turned into a community center to celebrate a local town's African-American history and culture. The Berkshire Eagle reports the Clinton African Methodist … Click to Continue »
As part of Massachusetts Archaeology Month, the New England Historical Genealogical Society is hosting a free lecture on 11 October by Ta Mara Conde, founder of Historic Gravestone Services.The society’s description of “Stories in Stone: America Through Its Early Burial Grounds” says:Burial grounds are outdoor museum: accessible and open to all. Show More Summary
On Tuesday, 10 October, the Massachusetts Historical Society will host a session of the Boston Environmental History Seminar series. James Rice of Tufts University will present a paper on “Early Environmental Histories,” and Chris Parsons of Northeastern University will comment on it. Show More Summary
October is Massachusetts’s Archaeology Month, and Minute Man National Historical Park is offering two programs on the field. Saturday, 7 October, 1:00 P.M.Parker’s Revenge: The New EvidenceMinute Man Visitor Center on the Lincoln/Lexington lineArchaeologist Dr. Show More Summary
In an unassuming neighborhood outside of Boston Massachusetts there is a small park in the National Park System which documents the start of America’s industry, the Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site. […] The post Saugus Iron Works...Show More Summary
The Latest on a Massachusetts case challenging the use of public funds to restore a historic church (all times local):
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 »