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The Latest: Court eyes Massachusetts church-state dispute

2 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The Latest on a Massachusetts case challenging the use of public funds to restore a historic church (all times local):

Case targets use of public funds to repair houses of worship

2 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Can public funds be used to restore Massachusetts’ historic churches?

Case targets use of public funds to repair houses of worship

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 »

Women who may run in 2020 face Hillary-level scrutiny

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

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...

Historic prize renews focus on lottery's future

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 »

Historic Massachusetts mill helps restore iconic Glasgow building

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 […]

The Massachusetts Militia, and Its Exceptional Men

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

Historic Massachusetts cotton mill helps restore one of the world's most iconic buildings

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

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

Three-generation collection of historical American glass bottles to be auctioned

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

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

Who is Colonel Robert Gould Shaw?

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 […]

"Mount Trashmore" of Massachusetts transformed into clean energy hub

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

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- 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

Childhood Obesity Historically High in Low Income Communities

Massachusetts Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration Project (MA-CORD)

Wright on “Pedagogues and Protesters” in Boston, 20 June

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

Hoock on Revolutionary War Violence in Boston, 11 May

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

Joe Kennedy: Trumpcare is a historic attack on mental health care

5 months agoNews : The Raw Story

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...

71 Historical Photos Show Harvard University in the Second Half of 19th Century

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

“Here are the cannon—Our cannon are coming”

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

Talking about Stolen Cannon in Falmouth, 25 Apr.

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

John Harvard 'Statue of Three Lies' in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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

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