John McCormack and David K. Niles

20 Sep 17:30 - 19:30 20 Sep 17:30 - 19:30 - Boston Boston
Massachusetts Historical Society Massachusetts Historical Society
John McCormack and David Niles both came from large and poor families within religious minority communities. With no formal education, both reinvented themselves and moved into...   More info

An Extraordinary Life: An Evening with John Quincy Adams

21 Sep 18:00 - 20:00 21 Sep 18:00 - 20:00 - Boston Boston
Massachusetts Historical Society Massachusetts Historical Society
President John Quincy Adams, the eldest son of founders Abigail and John, remains America’s most fascinating statesman. He began his life’s work of public service as a teenager in...   More info

Sargent’s Women: Four Lives Behind the Canvas

27 Sep 17:30 - 19:30 27 Sep 17:30 - 19:30 - Boston Boston
Massachusetts Historical Society Massachusetts Historical Society
Donna Lucey will speak on her new biography of John Singer Sargent. Based on original letters and diaries, illuminates four extraordinary women painted by the iconic high-society...   More info

How Boston Became the ‘West’

06 Oct 14:00 - 16:00 06 Oct 14:00 - 16:00 - Boston Boston
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George Ticknor along with William H. Prescott and other New Englanders wrote on Spain and the Spanish people in the early to mid-nineteenth century. Boston became a center for...   More info

Steam Titans: Cunard, Collins, and the Epic Battle for Commerce

12 Oct 17:30 - 19:30 12 Oct 17:30 - 19:30 - Boston Boston
Massachusetts Historical Society Massachusetts Historical Society
Steam travel transformed the Atlantic into a pulsating highway, dominated by ports in Liverpool and New York. American raw materials flowed eastward, while goods, capital, people...   More info

Looking West From the East

20 Oct 14:00 - 16:00 20 Oct 14:00 - 16:00 - Boston Boston
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Chiang Yee, an artist, poet, lecturer, and writer, is best known for his Silent Traveler books, which offered a Chinese perspective of London, Paris, New York, San Francisco, and...   More info

The Apparitionists

21 Oct 14:00 - 16:00 21 Oct 14:00 - 16:00 - Boston Boston
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More than just a ghost story; this is a portrait of a young nation struggling to separate fact from fiction. The trial of spirit photographer William H. Mumler, who claimed he...   More info

Advise and Dissent? The Role of Public History in Modern Life

23 Oct 17:30 - 19:30 23 Oct 17:30 - 19:30 - Boston Boston
Massachusetts Historical Society Massachusetts Historical Society
What is the role of historical organizations in a politically polarized environment, a world of alternative facts and a social fabric that is being torn apart by political and...   More info

Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

30 Oct 17:30 - 19:30 30 Oct 17:30 - 19:30 - Boston Boston
Massachusetts Historical Society Massachusetts Historical Society
Gordon Wood (Brown University) leads us through the relationship that may be the most important in this country's history, that of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. They could...   More info

The Weeping Angel, Letters and Poems from World War I France, 19

08 Nov 17:30 - 19:30 08 Nov 17:30 - 19:30 - Boston Boston
Massachusetts Historical Society Massachusetts Historical Society
World War I army recruitment posters proclaimed Join up and be in France in 60 days. A young high school graduate, Hubert Kelley, answered the call. Working as a soldier on the...   More info

Jefferson: Architect of American Liberty

16 Nov 17:30 - 19:30 16 Nov 17:30 - 19:30 - Boston Boston
Massachusetts Historical Society Massachusetts Historical Society
Jefferson challenges us more thoroughly than any other Founder; he was at once the most idealistic, contradictory, and quintessentially American of them all. John Boles, the...   More info

Schlesinger: The Imperial Historian

20 Nov 17:30 - 19:30 20 Nov 17:30 - 19:30 - Boston Boston
Massachusetts Historical Society Massachusetts Historical Society
Richard Aldous (Bard College) drew on oral histories, rarely seen archival documents, and the official Schlesinger papers to create a new biography and an invaluable portrait of a...   More info

The Annotated African American Folktales

27 Nov 17:30 - 19:30 27 Nov 17:30 - 19:30 - Boston Boston
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Henry Louis Gates and Maria Tartar’s new volume presents nearly 150 African American stories, among them familiar Brer Rabbit classics, but also stories like The Talking Skull and...   More info

Revolution Song

30 Nov 17:30 - 19:30 30 Nov 17:30 - 19:30 - Boston Boston
Massachusetts Historical Society Massachusetts Historical Society
With America’s founding principles being debated today as never before, Russell Shorto examines the lives of six people who lived in the era in which those principles were forged...   More info

The Slave’s Cause

13 Dec 17:30 - 19:30 13 Dec 17:30 - 19:30 - Boston Boston
Massachusetts Historical Society Massachusetts Historical Society
Abolitionists are often portrayed as bourgeois, mostly white reformers burdened by racial paternalism and economic conservatism. Manisha Sinha (University of Connecticut) will...   More info


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