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May 2019
Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102/aadams-birthplace.jpg Tracing Abigail's Steps: Historic North Weymouth Meeting House District Tour 19 May 2019.Sunday, 1:00PM - 4:00PM The Abigail Adams Historical Society, in partnership with the First Church in Weymouth and North ...

The Abigail Adams Historical Society, in partnership with the First Church in Weymouth and North Weymouth Cemetery, will offer special tours of the historic North Weymouth Meeting House District, the backdrop to Abigail Adams's early life. Tours of the 1685 Abigail Adams Birthplace, where Abigail Smith Adams was born in 1744 and where she married John Adams in 1764, will take place at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:30 p.m.; tours of the North Weymouth Cemetery, one of the oldest burying grounds in Massachusetts and the site of Abigail Adams's parents' graves, are scheduled for 1:30 and 3:00 p.m. and will leave from the Birthplace. The First Church in Weymouth (17 Church St.), one of the oldest continuing congregations in the United States and the church where Abigail Adams’s father, Reverend William Smith, served from 1734 to 1783, will offer tours 1:00-4:00 p.m. (The current building, the third on the site, dates from 1833.) In 1776, Reverend Smith read the Declaration of Independence to the congregation, the first time they would have heard it. Tours will feature Reverend Smith’s Bible.

Tour hours: Abigail Adams Birthplace: 1:00, 2:00, and 3:30; North Weymouth Cemetery: 1:30 and 3:00 (tours will begin at the Birthplace); First Church: 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Cost: $5 for Birthplace and Cemetery tours; First Church tours by donation

Institutions: Abigail Adams Historical Society; The First Church in Weymouth; North Weymouth Cemetery

Location: Abigail Adams Birthplace: 180 Norton St., N. Weymouth, Mass., and The First Church in Weymouth: 17 Church St., N. Weymouth, Mass.

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Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102/remember.jpg Abigail Adams: Nature & Nurture Pop-Up Display Talk 6 May 2019.Monday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM Join an Adams Papers editor for an in-depth look at the display.   Institution: Massachusetts ...

Join an Adams Papers editor for an in-depth look at the display.

 

Institution: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

 

Fee: Free

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April 2019
Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102/remember.jpg begins Abigail Adams: Nature & Nurture (Ongoing) 29 April 2019.Monday, all day “The Earth is putting on a new Suit,” Abigail Adams wrote, savoring the arrival of ...

“The Earth is putting on a new Suit,” Abigail Adams wrote, savoring the arrival of spring amid the tumult of national politics in 1800. Tending her kitchen garden and nurturing the new republic with equal care, Abigail delighted in learning about the natural landscape and sharing that knowledge with her family and friends.

 

This is the second of four rotating exhibits on display at the Massachusetts Historical Society in 2019. Nature & Nurture will be on display from April 29 through June 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

 

Institution: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

 

Fee: Free

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Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102/aadams-birthplace.jpg Tours of the Abigail Adams Birthplace 7 April 2019.Sunday, 1:00PM - 4:00PM The Abigail Adams Birthplace offers its first tours of the season! The 2019 tour season at the ...

The Abigail Adams Birthplace offers its first tours of the season! The 2019 tour season at the Birthplace will highlight selections from Abigail Adams's letters. Tours are offered on the hour and half hour; last tour at 3:30 p.m.

$5 adults, $1 children

Institution: Abigail Adams Historical Society

Location: 180 Norton St., N. Weymouth, Mass.

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Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102/remember.jpg Abigail Adams: Style & Substance (Closes) 6 April 2019.Saturday, 10:00AM - 4:00PM Long before they won the right to vote, early American women, like Abigail Adams, harnessed the ...

Long before they won the right to vote, early American women, like Abigail Adams, harnessed the power of economic citizenship and made their mark on the world as buyers and consumers. Abigail learned to appraise goods, to act as a retailer, and to develop a critical eye for popular fashion. This exhibit shows how Abigail and a generation of women carved out vital public roles and helped steer the early American economy.

This is the first of four rotating exhibits on display at the Massachusetts Historical Society in 2019. Style & Substance will be on display from February 1 through April 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Institution: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

Fee: Free

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March 2019
Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102/hg_cover_hires.jpg "Household Gods: The Religious Lives of the Adams Family": Talk by Historian Sara Georgini 23 March 2019.Saturday, 2:30PM - 5:00PM Doors will open at 2:30; the program begins at 3:00. Dr. Georgini's talk will be followed by a ...

Doors will open at 2:30; the program begins at 3:00. Dr. Georgini's talk will be followed by a reception, book signing, and tours of the Presidential crypt.

This event is free and open to the public.

The Abigail Adams Historical Society (AAHS), stewards of the Abigail Adams Birthplace, and the Church of the Presidents present a talk by historian Sara Georgini on her new book, Household Gods: The Religious Lives of the Adams Family. Spanning nearly four centuries of faith from Puritan New England to the Jazz Age, Household Gods tells a new story of American religion, as the Adams family lived it.The Adamses, globetrotters who extensively chronicled their religious journeys, ultimately developed a cosmopolitan Christianity that blended discovery and criticism, faith and doubt. Georgini, series editor for the Papers of John Adams at the Massachusetts Historical Society, draws on this rich archive to demonstrate the significance of Christianity—as the different generations understood it—in shaping the family's decisions, great and small.

Sponsors: Abigail Adams Historical Society and the Church of the Presidents

Location: Church of the Presidents (United First Parish Church), 1306 Hancock Street, Quincy

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Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/fashion/Fashion.jpg Primary Sources for Fashion & Costume History Research 16 March 2019.Saturday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM Kimberly Alexander, University of New Hampshire and Sara Georgini, MHS Antique textiles, images of ...

Kimberly Alexander, University of New Hampshire and Sara Georgini, MHS

Antique textiles, images of historical figures, and material culture hold a wealth of information that can enrich personal stories and explain relationships. Adding color and context to the world of early Americans like Abigail Adams, fashion sources can help us explore themes of cultural power and economic citizenship. Two experts on fashion and material culture will guide you through unraveling the stories woven into history’s fabric.

Registration is required at no cost. To register, visit the MHS calendar.

 

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Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102/hg_cover_hires.jpg Household Gods: The Religious Lives of the Adams Family 6 March 2019.Wednesday, 6:00PM - 7:30PM Sara Georgini, MHS There will be a pre-talk reception at 5:30. Reflecting on his past, President ...

Sara Georgini, MHS

There will be a pre-talk reception at 5:30.

Reflecting on his past, President John Adams mused that it was religion that had shaped his family's fortunes and young America's future. Globetrotters who chronicled their religious journeys extensively, the Adamses developed a cosmopolitan Christianity that blended discovery and criticism, faith and doubt. From Abigail Adams’s use of religion during the Revolution to her Victorian descendants’ journeys through foreign faiths, Sara Georgini demonstrates how pivotal Christianity--as the different generations understood it--was in shaping the family's decisions, great and small.

There is a $10 per person fee (no charge for MHS Fellows and Members or EBT cardholders). To register, visit the MHS calendar.

 

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Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102/remember.jpg Abigail Adams: Style & Substance (Ongoing) 1 March 2019.Friday, all day Long before they won the right to vote, early American women, like Abigail Adams, harnessed the ...

Long before they won the right to vote, early American women, like Abigail Adams, harnessed the power of economic citizenship and made their mark on the world as buyers and consumers. Abigail learned to appraise goods, to act as a retailer, and to develop a critical eye for popular fashion. This exhibit shows how Abigail and a generation of women carved out vital public roles and helped steer the early American economy.

This is the first of four rotating exhibits on display at the Massachusetts Historical Society in 2019. Style & Substance will be on display from February 1 through March 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Institution: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

Fee: Free

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February 2019
Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102/wheatley-engraving.jpg "Discover Historic New England: Captives from Africa via the Caribbean": Talk by Historian Kerima Lewis 26 February 2019.Tuesday, 7:00PM - 8:30PM Commemorate African-American History Month by learning more about colonial slavery and the early ...

Commemorate African-American History Month by learning more about colonial slavery and the early history of Africans brought to New England. This latest in the Abigail Adams Historical Society's series of programs exploring New England slavery is co-sponsored with the Thomas Crane Public Library and will be presented by Emerson College Professor Kerima Lewis.

Free of charge

Institution: Thomas Crane Public Library

Location: 40 Washington St., Quincy

 

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Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102/bost-by-foot.jpg Adams Family of Boston Walking Tour 18 February 2019.Monday, 1:00PM - 3:00PM A Presidents' Day Event! Follow the words and history of four generations of Adamses. John, Abigail, ...

A Presidents' Day Event! Follow the words and history of four generations of Adamses. John, Abigail, and their descendants were prolific writers. The trove of documents they left behind intimately describe their lives, public service, and Boston from the eve of the Revolution to the turn of the twentieth century.

$15 (general admission) / $5 (BBF members)

More information and purchase tickets at Boston By Foot.

 

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Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102/teaparty-unconditional-love.jpg Unconditional Love: The Letters of John & Abigail Adams 16 February 2019.Saturday, 7:00PM - 9:00PM What was love like in Colonial America? The enduring letters of John and Abigail Adams provide an ...

What was love like in Colonial America? The enduring letters of John and Abigail Adams provide an insightful picture of 18th-century American life in the Boston area and beyond. These intimate letters also reveal the intellectually and emotionally fulfilling relationship between them that lasted almost 54 years and withstood historical upheavals, long periods apart, and personal tragedies. Their iconic personalities come to life as actors from the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum read a selection of letters and reveal, in the words of John and Abigail Adams, their teasing humor and their undying love and respect for each other.

Institution: Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Location: Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum; 306 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210 (doors open at 6:30 pm)

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Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102/teaparty-unconditional-love.jpg Unconditional Love: The Letters of John & Abigail Adams 15 February 2019.Friday, 7:00PM - 9:00PM What was love like in Colonial America? The enduring letters of John and Abigail Adams provide an ...

What was love like in Colonial America? The enduring letters of John and Abigail Adams provide an insightful picture of 18th-century American life in the Boston area and beyond. These intimate letters also reveal the intellectually and emotionally fulfilling relationship between them that lasted almost 54 years and withstood historical upheavals, long periods apart, and personal tragedies. Their iconic personalities come to life as actors from the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum read a selection of letters and reveal, in the words of John and Abigail Adams, their teasing humor and their undying love and respect for each other.

Institution: Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Location: Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum; 306 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210 (doors open at 6:30 pm)

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Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102/teaparty-unconditional-love.jpg Unconditional Love: The Letters of John & Abigail Adams 14 February 2019.Thursday, 7:00PM - 9:00PM What was love like in Colonial America? The enduring letters of John and Abigail Adams provide an ...

What was love like in Colonial America? The enduring letters of John and Abigail Adams provide an insightful picture of 18th-century American life in the Boston area and beyond. These intimate letters also reveal the intellectually and emotionally fulfilling relationship between them that lasted almost 54 years and withstood historical upheavals, long periods apart, and personal tragedies. Their iconic personalities come to life as actors from the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum read a selection of letters and reveal, in the words of John and Abigail Adams, their teasing humor and their undying love and respect for each other.

Institution: Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Location: Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum; 306 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210 (doors open at 6:30 pm)

 

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January 2019
Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102/aahistsoclogo.jpg Annual Members Reception 13 January 2019.Sunday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM The Abigail Adams Historical Society, stewards of the Abigail Adams Birthplace, welcomes members to ...

The Abigail Adams Historical Society, stewards of the Abigail Adams Birthplace, welcomes members to a special, members-only reception. Advance details will be provided about special year-long "Remember Abigail" programming and events meant to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Abigail Adams's death in October 2018 and the 275th anniversary of her birth in November 2019.

Free to members

Institution: Abigail Adams Historical Society

Location: 180 Norton St., N. Weymouth, Mass.

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December 2018
Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102/remember.jpg Remembering Abigail 1 December 2018.Saturday, 9:00AM - 4:00PM Abigail Adams lived at the heart of American politics for nearly half a century. She was a ...

Abigail Adams lived at the heart of American politics for nearly half a century. She was a revolutionary First Lady, urging her husband to “Remember the Ladies” in the colonial quest for independence, and a huge influence on the nation’s sixth president, John Quincy Adams. In her letters to her family and a wide circle of influential colleagues, Abigail was candid and colorful in depicting the hard work and great reward of nation-building. Join us as we remember the life and legacy of Abigail Adams, one of the many women who helped build early America.

Institution: Massachusetts Historical Society

Fee: $25.00

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This program is open to all educators of K-12 students. Teachers can earn 22.5 Professional Development Points or 1 graduate credit (for an additional fee).

If you have any questions, please contact Kate Melchior at education@masshist.org or 617-646-0588.

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November 2018
Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102/aadams-birthplace.jpg Tea at the Abigail Adams Birthplace 11 November 2018.Sunday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM The Abigail Adams Birthplace will be holding a special tea to celebrate Abigail Adams's 274th ...

The Abigail Adams Birthplace will be holding a special tea to celebrate Abigail Adams's 274th birthday! Enjoy tea and dessert served on fine china in the same rooms where Abigail Adams lived for the first twenty years of her life and where she married John Adams in 1764.

Pre-paid tickets are necessary, and admission is limited to 50. For more information, contact AAHS1947@yahoo.com.

Institution: Abigail Adams Historical Society

Location: 180 Norton St., N. Weymouth, Mass.

 

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Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102/remember.jpg Cradle to Grave—Abigail Smith Adams: Extraordinary Woman, Extraordinary Life—Date Change! 3 November 2018.Saturday, 9:00AM - 12:00PM Due to the forecast, this event has been moved from Saturday, October 27 to Saturday, November 3. ...

Due to the forecast, this event has been moved from Saturday, October 27 to Saturday, November 3.

This one-day-only tour explores Abigail Smith Adams's life from cradle to grave. Participants will follow in Abigail's footsteps on a free park trolley to the Abigail Smith Adams Birthplace in Weymouth, the John Quincy Adams Birthplace in Quincy, and finally to the United First Parish Church, Church of the Presidents in Quincy.

Participants will be served tea and explore the homes where Abigail was born, was married, and where she raised her children during the American Revolution. They will be welcomed by Abigail Adams herself and hear stories of her life before ending the tour with a visit to Abigail's tomb in the Adams Crypt.

Institutions: The Abigail Adams Birthplace, Adams National Historical Park and United First Parish Church, Church of the Presidents

Fee: FREE

For more information and to register: Visit Event Brite.

Space is limited to 24 participants on the tour. You must have reservations/tickets through Event Brite in order to participate in the tour.

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October 2018
Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102/womens-mem.jpg Boston Women’s Memorial 15th Anniversary 28 October 2018.Sunday, 1:00PM - 3:00PM Join us as the Boston Women’s Heritage Trail celebrates the 15th anniversary of the Boston ...

Join us as the Boston Women’s Heritage Trail celebrates the 15th anniversary of the Boston Women’s Memorial on the Commonwealth Mall. Festivities will include the reflections by Mercy Otis Warren, Arbour Tanner, and Elizabeth Brown Blackwell on their friendships with the memorial’s figures: Abigail Adams, Phillis Wheatley, and Lucy Stone.

Location: Women's Memorial, Commonwealth Mall

 

 

 

 

 

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Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102/bost-by-foot.jpg Adams Family of Boston Walking Tour-Date Change! 28 October 2018.Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM Due to the forecast, this event has been moved from Saturday, October 27 to Sunday, October 28. ...

Due to the forecast, this event has been moved from Saturday, October 27 to Sunday, October 28.

Follow the words and history of four generations of Adamses. John, Abigail, and their descendants were prolific writers. The trove of documents they left behind intimately describe their lives, public service, and Boston from the eve of the Revolution to the turn of the twentieth century.

$15 (general admission) / $5 (BBF members)

More information and purchase tickets at Boston By Foot.

 

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Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102/aahistsoclogo.jpg Commemoration of Abigail Adams's Death 28 October 2018.Sunday, 10:00AM - 11:00AM Join the Abigail Adams Historical Society, stewards of the Abigail Adams Birthplace, as we mark the ...

Join the Abigail Adams Historical Society, stewards of the Abigail Adams Birthplace, as we mark the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Abigail Adams's death with a special service and readings commemorating her remarkable life. The First Church in Weymouth is one of the oldest continuing congregations in the United States and the church where Abigail Adams's father, Reverend William Smith, served from 1734 to 1783.

Institution: Abigail Adams Historical Society, First Church in Weymouth

Location: The First Church in Weymouth, 17 Church St., N. Weymouth, Mass.

No reservations necessary.

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Tracing Abigail's Steps: Historic North Weymouth Meeting House District Tour 19 May 2019.Sunday, 1:00PM - 4:00PM Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102/aadams-birthplace.jpg

The Abigail Adams Historical Society, in partnership with the First Church in Weymouth and North Weymouth Cemetery, will offer special tours of the historic North Weymouth Meeting House District, the backdrop to Abigail Adams's early life. Tours of the 1685 Abigail Adams Birthplace, where Abigail Smith Adams was born in 1744 and where she married John Adams in 1764, will take place at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:30 p.m.; tours of the North Weymouth Cemetery, one of the oldest burying grounds in Massachusetts and the site of Abigail Adams's parents' graves, are scheduled for 1:30 and 3:00 p.m. and will leave from the Birthplace. The First Church in Weymouth (17 Church St.), one of the oldest continuing congregations in the United States and the church where Abigail Adams’s father, Reverend William Smith, served from 1734 to 1783, will offer tours 1:00-4:00 p.m. (The current building, the third on the site, dates from 1833.) In 1776, Reverend Smith read the Declaration of Independence to the congregation, the first time they would have heard it. Tours will feature Reverend Smith’s Bible.

Tour hours: Abigail Adams Birthplace: 1:00, 2:00, and 3:30; North Weymouth Cemetery: 1:30 and 3:00 (tours will begin at the Birthplace); First Church: 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Cost: $5 for Birthplace and Cemetery tours; First Church tours by donation

Institutions: Abigail Adams Historical Society; The First Church in Weymouth; North Weymouth Cemetery

Location: Abigail Adams Birthplace: 180 Norton St., N. Weymouth, Mass., and The First Church in Weymouth: 17 Church St., N. Weymouth, Mass.

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Abigail Adams: Nature & Nurture Pop-Up Display Talk 6 May 2019.Monday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102/remember.jpg

Join an Adams Papers editor for an in-depth look at the display.

 

Institution: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

 

Fee: Free

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Abigail Adams: Nature & Nurture (Ongoing) 29 April 2019 to 28 June 2019 Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102/remember.jpg

“The Earth is putting on a new Suit,” Abigail Adams wrote, savoring the arrival of spring amid the tumult of national politics in 1800. Tending her kitchen garden and nurturing the new republic with equal care, Abigail delighted in learning about the natural landscape and sharing that knowledge with her family and friends.

 

This is the second of four rotating exhibits on display at the Massachusetts Historical Society in 2019. Nature & Nurture will be on display from April 29 through June 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

 

Institution: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

 

Fee: Free

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Tours of the Abigail Adams Birthplace 7 April 2019.Sunday, 1:00PM - 4:00PM Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102/aadams-birthplace.jpg

The Abigail Adams Birthplace offers its first tours of the season! The 2019 tour season at the Birthplace will highlight selections from Abigail Adams's letters. Tours are offered on the hour and half hour; last tour at 3:30 p.m.

$5 adults, $1 children

Institution: Abigail Adams Historical Society

Location: 180 Norton St., N. Weymouth, Mass.

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Abigail Adams: Style & Substance (Closes) 6 April 2019.Saturday, 10:00AM - 4:00PM Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102/remember.jpg

Long before they won the right to vote, early American women, like Abigail Adams, harnessed the power of economic citizenship and made their mark on the world as buyers and consumers. Abigail learned to appraise goods, to act as a retailer, and to develop a critical eye for popular fashion. This exhibit shows how Abigail and a generation of women carved out vital public roles and helped steer the early American economy.

This is the first of four rotating exhibits on display at the Massachusetts Historical Society in 2019. Style & Substance will be on display from February 1 through April 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Institution: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

Fee: Free

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"Household Gods: The Religious Lives of the Adams Family": Talk by Historian Sara Georgini 23 March 2019.Saturday, 2:30PM - 5:00PM Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102/hg_cover_hires.jpg

Doors will open at 2:30; the program begins at 3:00. Dr. Georgini's talk will be followed by a reception, book signing, and tours of the Presidential crypt.

This event is free and open to the public.

The Abigail Adams Historical Society (AAHS), stewards of the Abigail Adams Birthplace, and the Church of the Presidents present a talk by historian Sara Georgini on her new book, Household Gods: The Religious Lives of the Adams Family. Spanning nearly four centuries of faith from Puritan New England to the Jazz Age, Household Gods tells a new story of American religion, as the Adams family lived it.The Adamses, globetrotters who extensively chronicled their religious journeys, ultimately developed a cosmopolitan Christianity that blended discovery and criticism, faith and doubt. Georgini, series editor for the Papers of John Adams at the Massachusetts Historical Society, draws on this rich archive to demonstrate the significance of Christianity—as the different generations understood it—in shaping the family's decisions, great and small.

Sponsors: Abigail Adams Historical Society and the Church of the Presidents

Location: Church of the Presidents (United First Parish Church), 1306 Hancock Street, Quincy

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Primary Sources for Fashion & Costume History Research 16 March 2019.Saturday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/fashion/Fashion.jpg

Kimberly Alexander, University of New Hampshire and Sara Georgini, MHS

Antique textiles, images of historical figures, and material culture hold a wealth of information that can enrich personal stories and explain relationships. Adding color and context to the world of early Americans like Abigail Adams, fashion sources can help us explore themes of cultural power and economic citizenship. Two experts on fashion and material culture will guide you through unraveling the stories woven into history’s fabric.

Registration is required at no cost. To register, visit the MHS calendar.

 

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Household Gods: The Religious Lives of the Adams Family 6 March 2019.Wednesday, 6:00PM - 7:30PM Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102/hg_cover_hires.jpg

Sara Georgini, MHS

There will be a pre-talk reception at 5:30.

Reflecting on his past, President John Adams mused that it was religion that had shaped his family's fortunes and young America's future. Globetrotters who chronicled their religious journeys extensively, the Adamses developed a cosmopolitan Christianity that blended discovery and criticism, faith and doubt. From Abigail Adams’s use of religion during the Revolution to her Victorian descendants’ journeys through foreign faiths, Sara Georgini demonstrates how pivotal Christianity--as the different generations understood it--was in shaping the family's decisions, great and small.

There is a $10 per person fee (no charge for MHS Fellows and Members or EBT cardholders). To register, visit the MHS calendar.

 

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Abigail Adams: Style & Substance (Ongoing) 1 March 2019.Friday, all day Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102/remember.jpg

Long before they won the right to vote, early American women, like Abigail Adams, harnessed the power of economic citizenship and made their mark on the world as buyers and consumers. Abigail learned to appraise goods, to act as a retailer, and to develop a critical eye for popular fashion. This exhibit shows how Abigail and a generation of women carved out vital public roles and helped steer the early American economy.

This is the first of four rotating exhibits on display at the Massachusetts Historical Society in 2019. Style & Substance will be on display from February 1 through March 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Institution: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

Fee: Free

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"Discover Historic New England: Captives from Africa via the Caribbean": Talk by Historian Kerima Lewis 26 February 2019.Tuesday, 7:00PM - 8:30PM Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102/wheatley-engraving.jpg

Commemorate African-American History Month by learning more about colonial slavery and the early history of Africans brought to New England. This latest in the Abigail Adams Historical Society's series of programs exploring New England slavery is co-sponsored with the Thomas Crane Public Library and will be presented by Emerson College Professor Kerima Lewis.

Free of charge

Institution: Thomas Crane Public Library

Location: 40 Washington St., Quincy

 

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Adams Family of Boston Walking Tour 18 February 2019.Monday, 1:00PM - 3:00PM Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102/bost-by-foot.jpg

A Presidents' Day Event! Follow the words and history of four generations of Adamses. John, Abigail, and their descendants were prolific writers. The trove of documents they left behind intimately describe their lives, public service, and Boston from the eve of the Revolution to the turn of the twentieth century.

$15 (general admission) / $5 (BBF members)

More information and purchase tickets at Boston By Foot.

 

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Unconditional Love: The Letters of John & Abigail Adams 16 February 2019.Saturday, 7:00PM - 9:00PM Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102/teaparty-unconditional-love.jpg

What was love like in Colonial America? The enduring letters of John and Abigail Adams provide an insightful picture of 18th-century American life in the Boston area and beyond. These intimate letters also reveal the intellectually and emotionally fulfilling relationship between them that lasted almost 54 years and withstood historical upheavals, long periods apart, and personal tragedies. Their iconic personalities come to life as actors from the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum read a selection of letters and reveal, in the words of John and Abigail Adams, their teasing humor and their undying love and respect for each other.

Institution: Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Location: Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum; 306 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210 (doors open at 6:30 pm)

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Unconditional Love: The Letters of John & Abigail Adams 15 February 2019.Friday, 7:00PM - 9:00PM Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102/teaparty-unconditional-love.jpg

What was love like in Colonial America? The enduring letters of John and Abigail Adams provide an insightful picture of 18th-century American life in the Boston area and beyond. These intimate letters also reveal the intellectually and emotionally fulfilling relationship between them that lasted almost 54 years and withstood historical upheavals, long periods apart, and personal tragedies. Their iconic personalities come to life as actors from the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum read a selection of letters and reveal, in the words of John and Abigail Adams, their teasing humor and their undying love and respect for each other.

Institution: Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Location: Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum; 306 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210 (doors open at 6:30 pm)

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Unconditional Love: The Letters of John & Abigail Adams 14 February 2019.Thursday, 7:00PM - 9:00PM Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102/teaparty-unconditional-love.jpg

What was love like in Colonial America? The enduring letters of John and Abigail Adams provide an insightful picture of 18th-century American life in the Boston area and beyond. These intimate letters also reveal the intellectually and emotionally fulfilling relationship between them that lasted almost 54 years and withstood historical upheavals, long periods apart, and personal tragedies. Their iconic personalities come to life as actors from the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum read a selection of letters and reveal, in the words of John and Abigail Adams, their teasing humor and their undying love and respect for each other.

Institution: Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Location: Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum; 306 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210 (doors open at 6:30 pm)

 

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Annual Members Reception 13 January 2019.Sunday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102/aahistsoclogo.jpg

The Abigail Adams Historical Society, stewards of the Abigail Adams Birthplace, welcomes members to a special, members-only reception. Advance details will be provided about special year-long "Remember Abigail" programming and events meant to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Abigail Adams's death in October 2018 and the 275th anniversary of her birth in November 2019.

Free to members

Institution: Abigail Adams Historical Society

Location: 180 Norton St., N. Weymouth, Mass.

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Remembering Abigail 1 December 2018.Saturday, 9:00AM - 4:00PM Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102/remember.jpg

Abigail Adams lived at the heart of American politics for nearly half a century. She was a revolutionary First Lady, urging her husband to “Remember the Ladies” in the colonial quest for independence, and a huge influence on the nation’s sixth president, John Quincy Adams. In her letters to her family and a wide circle of influential colleagues, Abigail was candid and colorful in depicting the hard work and great reward of nation-building. Join us as we remember the life and legacy of Abigail Adams, one of the many women who helped build early America.

Institution: Massachusetts Historical Society

Fee: $25.00

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This program is open to all educators of K-12 students. Teachers can earn 22.5 Professional Development Points or 1 graduate credit (for an additional fee).

If you have any questions, please contact Kate Melchior at education@masshist.org or 617-646-0588.

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Tea at the Abigail Adams Birthplace 11 November 2018.Sunday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102/aadams-birthplace.jpg

The Abigail Adams Birthplace will be holding a special tea to celebrate Abigail Adams's 274th birthday! Enjoy tea and dessert served on fine china in the same rooms where Abigail Adams lived for the first twenty years of her life and where she married John Adams in 1764.

Pre-paid tickets are necessary, and admission is limited to 50. For more information, contact AAHS1947@yahoo.com.

Institution: Abigail Adams Historical Society

Location: 180 Norton St., N. Weymouth, Mass.

 

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Cradle to Grave—Abigail Smith Adams: Extraordinary Woman, Extraordinary Life—Date Change! 3 November 2018.Saturday, 9:00AM - 12:00PM Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102/remember.jpg

Due to the forecast, this event has been moved from Saturday, October 27 to Saturday, November 3.

This one-day-only tour explores Abigail Smith Adams's life from cradle to grave. Participants will follow in Abigail's footsteps on a free park trolley to the Abigail Smith Adams Birthplace in Weymouth, the John Quincy Adams Birthplace in Quincy, and finally to the United First Parish Church, Church of the Presidents in Quincy.

Participants will be served tea and explore the homes where Abigail was born, was married, and where she raised her children during the American Revolution. They will be welcomed by Abigail Adams herself and hear stories of her life before ending the tour with a visit to Abigail's tomb in the Adams Crypt.

Institutions: The Abigail Adams Birthplace, Adams National Historical Park and United First Parish Church, Church of the Presidents

Fee: FREE

For more information and to register: Visit Event Brite.

Space is limited to 24 participants on the tour. You must have reservations/tickets through Event Brite in order to participate in the tour.

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Boston Women’s Memorial 15th Anniversary 28 October 2018.Sunday, 1:00PM - 3:00PM Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102/womens-mem.jpg

Join us as the Boston Women’s Heritage Trail celebrates the 15th anniversary of the Boston Women’s Memorial on the Commonwealth Mall. Festivities will include the reflections by Mercy Otis Warren, Arbour Tanner, and Elizabeth Brown Blackwell on their friendships with the memorial’s figures: Abigail Adams, Phillis Wheatley, and Lucy Stone.

Location: Women's Memorial, Commonwealth Mall

 

 

 

 

 

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Adams Family of Boston Walking Tour-Date Change! 28 October 2018.Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102/bost-by-foot.jpg

Due to the forecast, this event has been moved from Saturday, October 27 to Sunday, October 28.

Follow the words and history of four generations of Adamses. John, Abigail, and their descendants were prolific writers. The trove of documents they left behind intimately describe their lives, public service, and Boston from the eve of the Revolution to the turn of the twentieth century.

$15 (general admission) / $5 (BBF members)

More information and purchase tickets at Boston By Foot.

 

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Commemoration of Abigail Adams's Death 28 October 2018.Sunday, 10:00AM - 11:00AM Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section102/aahistsoclogo.jpg

Join the Abigail Adams Historical Society, stewards of the Abigail Adams Birthplace, as we mark the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Abigail Adams's death with a special service and readings commemorating her remarkable life. The First Church in Weymouth is one of the oldest continuing congregations in the United States and the church where Abigail Adams's father, Reverend William Smith, served from 1734 to 1783.

Institution: Abigail Adams Historical Society, First Church in Weymouth

Location: The First Church in Weymouth, 17 Church St., N. Weymouth, Mass.

No reservations necessary.

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