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 […]
Orchard House -- as Louisa May Alcott's home in Concord, Massachusetts is known -- is remarkable for many reasons. Most notably it is a historic site dedicated to a woman who is not only beloved today but who was famous in her own day. While...Show More Summary
BY ANDY TOWLE Towleroad spent several months this summer in Provincetown, Massachusetts. 'P-town', in addition to being the nation's historic LGBT resort destination, has also served as an enclave for writers and artists since the late 1800s and continues to...
On Saturday, CNN White House correspondent Michelle Kosinski married retired investment banker Kimball Rush Duncan in a ceremony filled with family traditions at the historic Anderson House mansion on Massachusetts Avenue. In a nod to...Show More Summary
The First Congregational Church in Middleborough, Massachusetts has a rich history that has been made even more so by the discovery of letters of application to the church that date back all the way to 1724. The letters are believed to come from some of the first settlers in America because one of the church was founded in 1694.
A 100-year-old Babe Ruth baseball bat is about to hit the auction block... after a Massachusetts family discovered the historic Louisville Slugger in their basement... and it could rake in $500k. Officials at Goldin Auctions tell TMZ Sports…
On Thursday, 19 June, Gregory N. Flemming will speak at the Massachusetts Historical Society about his new book At the Point of a Cutlass: The Pirate Capture, Bold Escape, and Lonely Exile of Philip Ashton. In an essay for the M.H.S....Show More Summary
On Saturday, 7 June, the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library in Lexington will host a lecture by David Bosse, Librarian and Curator of Maps at Historic Deerfield, on “Map and Chart Publishing in Boston in the Eighteenth Century.” For most of the century, Boston’s market for maps wasn’t big enough to support full-time professionals. Show More Summary