State-by-state social media guide to the winter snow and ice storm causing havoc from Georgia to Massachusetts.
The latest issue of The Massachusetts Historical Review, for the year 2013, contains Shelby M. Balik’s paper “‘Persecuted in the Bowels of a Free Republic’: Samuel Ely and the Agrarian Theology of Justice, 1768-1787.” Ely was from Connecticut, born in 1740 and educated at Yale. Show More Summary
John Fea’s blog alerted me to an excerpt from Nicholas A. Basbanes’s On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History describing a visit to the Massachusetts Historical Society and a look at the documents it preserves. Among...Show More Summary
Spent a few hours earlier today at the Massachusetts Historical Society looking at letters and diaries of Northern soldiers who fought at the Crater. As happens so often during the research process what turned out to be the most interesting discovery was unrelated to my immediate project. After reading his wartime letters I decided to […]
All Saints Church in Dorchester, Massachusetts, is the latest historic property protected through an easement held by Historic New England?s Stewardship Easement Program. It is the third ecclesiastical property protected by the easement program, joining Old West Church and the Charles Street Meetinghouse ? both on Boston?s Beacon Hill. Show More Summary
I recently gave myself an indulgent present on my birthday and spent a wonderful day exploring the quaint town of Essex, Massachusetts with my husband. I must say it was one of my best birthdays ever. Essex is located north of Boston in Cape Ann,bordered by Gloucester and Rockport. Show More Summary
This is probably the Revolutionary-history event that I’ve been looking forward to most this season. On Tuesday, 3 December, the Boston Area Early American History Seminar, which meets at the Massachusetts Historical Society, will host...Show More Summary
A Massachusetts superior court judge has rejected a motion for an injunction against a program that would provide taxpayer funds to go to a restoration project for a historic church located in Martha's Vineyard.
Earlier this year I shared news of the “American Revolution Reborn” conference in Philadelphia, an attempt to reinvigorate the study of the Revolution in advance of its Sestercentennial. On 2-4 Apr 2015, the Massachusetts HistoricalShow More Summary
Tue November 19, 2013 Thanks to Latinas, Transgender Rights Bill Passed and Became a Law by Dalila-Johari Paul Did you know Latina activists were among the catalysts in Massachusetts' historic Transgender Equal Rights Act becoming a...Show More Summary
In 1799 the Massachusetts Historical Society published a history of newspapers in Boston and New England. Unsigned at the time, that article was later credited to the Rev. John Eliot. Among his comments:At this time , the Massachusetts...Show More Summary
Spring 1938. "Cambridge, Massachusetts. Historical marker with trash cans." Medium format negative by Paul Vanderbilt. View full size.
This abandoned quarry looks as though the workers simply left one day and never came back. The former Hudson-Chester quarry was operational from the 1860s to the 1960s, when the business simply stopped, leaving all of their equipment and machinery behind. Show More Summary
Today only, the historic document dealer Seth Kaller is displaying a handwritten proclamation signed by President George Washington at the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston. This visibility is part of the document’s tour prior...Show More Summary
Gay & Lesbian Advocates and Defenders writes: A look at the historic November 18, 2003 ruling in GLAD's case Goodridge v. DPH which made Massachusetts the first state in the U.S. where same-sex couples could marry. The video celebrates the powerful and beautiful decision authored by then Chief Justice Margaret H. Show More Summary
R eaders living in New England may want to know that a Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form will be celebrated at historic St Anne's Church in Fall River, Massachusetts, on Sunday, October 20 at 6:30 PM (Mass of the 22nd Sunday After Pentecost). Show More Summary
"It is but the farm of a Patriot." John Adams was many things: a teacher, lawyer, Harvard graduate, ambassador, Vice President, President, and signatory of the Declaration of Independence. But the life Adams dreamed of, even in the midst of leading the greatest political revolution in world history, was that of a simple farmer. Show More Summary
Liz Covart has taken to starting each week at her Uncommonplace Book blog with a list of historical events coming up in Boston. This week several caught my eye. Wednesday, 11 September, 12:00 noon, at the Massachusetts Historical SocietyA...Show More Summary
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts man won the right to buy a historic lighthouse on the outermost island in Boston Harbor for more than $900,000, the most ever paid for such a structure in the United States.
Eleven different historical institutions are collaborating to explore the traditions and business of furniture-making in Massachusetts. The initiative is called “Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture.” There was a symposium at Winterthur...Show More Summary