August 2020
Brown Bag, Online Event Making Home: Wabanaki and English Claims to Place, 1600-1830 13 August 2020.Thursday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Joseph Hall, Bates College REGISTER HERE   At the beginning of the seventeenth century, Wabanakis ...

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At the beginning of the seventeenth century, Wabanakis defined their claims to territory in terms of networks among places. English colonists redefined the region with property defined as polygons on the landscape. Understanding how both groups constructed ideas of property and homeland can help explain how colonists erased Indigenous residents in what became western Maine. It also shows how Wabanakis retained ties to the region.

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Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/2020_programs/OCHM_LOGO_Horizontal.jpg Public Program, Online Event Virtual Tour of the Old Colony History Museum 14 August 2020.Friday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM Please RSVP   Bronson Michaud, Curator of Collections and Katie MacDonald, Director OCHM REGISTER HERE Join us for a virtual tour of the Old Colony History Museum in ...

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Join us for a virtual tour of the Old Colony History Museum in Taunton, Massachusetts. It’s parent organization, the Old Colony Historical Society, was founded on May 4, 1853, making it one of New England’s oldest historical societies. The Museum's collections chronicle lives lived, wars waged, fortunes won and ingenuity rewarded. One of the most dynamic local historical societies in Massachusetts, OCHM hosts rotating exhibitions; a lively series of programs for both adults and children; and a research library specializing in local history and genealogy.

Please note, this is an online event. Registrants will receive an email with links to join the program.

 

 

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Brown Bag, Online Event Interpreting Neutrality during the American Revolution in the Northeast Borderlands 20 August 2020.Thursday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Darcy Stevens, University of Maine REGISTER HERE Rebellion, neutrality and loyalty existed on a spectrum that ...

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Rebellion, neutrality and loyalty existed on a spectrum that inhabitants in the Borderlands of Maine and Nova Scotia moved along throughout the war. Likewise, British and American officials’ interpretations and acceptance of neutrality was malleable. Examining neutrals, rebels, loyalists, New England Planters, Wabanaki, and Acadians in the Borderlands reveals factors which impacted personal decisions and official policy about neutrality. Recognizing the complexity of neutrality restores agency to individuals and suggests a new terrain for assessing revolutionary actors as they were buffeted by wartime change.

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Brown Bag, Online Event Running toward Abolition: Fugitive Slaves, Legal Rights, and the Coming of the Civil War 27 August 2020.Thursday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Evan Turiano, CUNY REGISTER HERE   This talk tells the story of the long political fight over ...
 
This talk tells the story of the long political fight over the legal rights of accused fugitive slaves in the United States. That conflict—fought as often in Congress as before local judges—revealed fundamental weaknesses in the Constitution’s ability to keep peace in a half-slave, half-free nation. Abolitionists saw this opportunity and thrust the fight into electoral politics. It was central to the long- and short-term origins of the American Civil War.
 
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September 2020
Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/fall_2020/john_dean-bill_weld-ted_widmer.jpg Public Program, Online Event, Conversation Standing Up, Stepping Forward, and Speaking Out: The Political Courage to take a Principled Stand 9 September 2020.Wednesday, 5:30PM - 6:30PM This is an online event John Dean, William Weld, and Edward Widmer Watergate was a sea change in American politics.  But even as a presidential scandal gripped ...

Watergate was a sea change in American politics.  But even as a presidential scandal gripped the nation, there were remarkable displays of political courage, as Republicans and Democrats found ways to work together for the good of the nation, and wrote new rules to ensure transparency and integrity. What can we learn from Watergate? Specifically, what can we learn from the people who stood up, stepped forward and spoke out against wrongs that they saw within their own party and among their friends? How can this help us understand the role of collaborationists in the past and today and the need for political courage. Join us for a conversation between John Dean, former White House Counsel to President Richard Nixon who was implicated in the Watergate scandal but later testified against Nixon; William Weld, former Massachusetts Governor and US presidential candidate, who began his legal career as a counsel on the U.S. House Judiciary Committee's impeachment inquiry staff for the impeachment process against Richard Nixon in 1974; and historian Edward Widmer.

Please note, this is an online event held on the video conference platform, Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with links to join the program.

 

 

 

 

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Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/fall_2020/1942_Williams_Ted_WWII_104.jpg Public Program, Conversation, Online Event The Boston Red Sox and WWII 14 September 2020.Monday, 5:30PM - 6:30PM This is an online program A conversation led by Gorden Edes, Historian of the Boston Red Sox Image courtesy of the Boston Red Sox In this 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, join ...

Image courtesy of the Boston Red Sox

In this 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, join Boston Red Sox historian Gordon Edes and a panel of distinguished authors to discuss the role of Major League Baseball players from Boston in the conduct of that historic conflict. The story touches upon Ted Williams, a Naval flight instructor who would later fly combat missions for the Marines in the Korean War, but also tells of compelling acts of sacrifice and bravery performed by other big-leaguers from Boston, including Si Rosenthal and Earl Johnson of the Red Sox and Warren Spahn of the Braves.

Please note, this is an online event held on the video conference platform, Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with links to join the program.

 

 

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Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/Fall_2020/2013-Seven-Times-Salt-MSP-5082_-_Copy.jpg Public Program, Online Event Pilgrims' Progress: Music of the Plimoth Colony Settlers 1590-1645 16 September 2020.Wednesday, 5:30PM - 6:30PM This is an online program Karen Burciaga, Dan Meyers, and Matthew Wright of Seven Times Salt The Plimoth colonists were a diverse group of Separatists and Anglicans, English and Dutch, some ...

The Plimoth colonists were a diverse group of Separatists and Anglicans, English and Dutch, some religious and some not! They brought with them varied music experiences, and Plimoth Colony heard not only psalms but also catches, ballads, and dance tunes. We'll follow the settlers from England to religious refuge in the Netherlands and onward to the early years of Plimoth. You'll hear music of the Elizabethan tavern and theater, spirited drinking songs, Dutch love songs, psalms from Sternhold & Hopkins’ Whole Booke of Psalmes, and traditional English country dance tunes.

 

 

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Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/fall_2020/thumbnail_Nichter_jacket.jpg Public Program, Author Talk, Online Event The Last Brahmin: Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. and the Making of the Cold War 21 September 2020.Monday, 5:30PM - 6:30PM This is an online program Luke A. Nichter, Texas A&M University-Central Texas A key figure in American foreign policy for three decades, Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. of Massachusetts, a ...

A key figure in American foreign policy for three decades, Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. of Massachusetts, a well-heeled Eastern Establishment Republican, put duty over partisanship to serve as advisor to five presidents from Dwight Eisenhower to Gerald Ford and as United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Vietnam, West Germany, and the Vatican. Historian Luke A. Nichter gives us a compelling narrative of Lodge’s extraordinary and consequential life and his immense political influence.

Please note, this is an online event held on the video conference platform, Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with links to join the program.

 

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Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/fall_2020/daniel_chester_french_cropped.jpg Public Program, Online Event, Author Talk Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French 23 September 2020.Wednesday, 5:30PM - 6:30PM This is an online program Harold Holzer, Hunter College Daniel Chester French is America's best-known sculptor of public monuments, having created the ...

Daniel Chester French is America's best-known sculptor of public monuments, having created the statue for the Lincoln Memorial, the John Harvard statue, and The Minute Man in Concord. This new biography combines rich personal details from French's life with a nuanced study of his artistic evolution. It explores French’s diligent dedication to perfecting his craft with beautiful archival photographs of his life and work.

Please note, this is an online event held on the video conference platform, Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with links to join the program.

 

 

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October 2020
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November 2020
Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets//20190220_103727.jpg Teacher Workshop Legislating the Environment: Teaching Environmental History and Civics 7 November 2020.Saturday, 9:30AM - 4:00PM Please RSVP   $25 Registration Fee In partnership with the Tsongas Industrial History Center, we will explore the intersections of ...

In partnership with the Tsongas Industrial History Center, we will explore the intersections of environmental history, science, and engineering. Chad Montrie, Professor at UMass Lowell, will provide an overview to the study of environmental history, particularly as it relates to New England industry. Teachers will examine primary sources and participate in hands-on activities with Tsongas Center staff drawn from their "Industrial Watershed and "River as Classroom" programs.

Note: This workshop will be taking place off-site at the Tsongas Industrial History Center in Lowell, MA.

This program is open to all who work with K-12 students. Teachers can earn 22.5 PDPs or 1 graduate credit (for an additional fee).

This program is made possible by the generous support of the Richard Saltonstall Charitable Foundation.

 

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Brown Bag, Online Event Making Home: Wabanaki and English Claims to Place, 1600-1830 this event is free 13 August 2020.Thursday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Joseph Hall, Bates College

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At the beginning of the seventeenth century, Wabanakis defined their claims to territory in terms of networks among places. English colonists redefined the region with property defined as polygons on the landscape. Understanding how both groups constructed ideas of property and homeland can help explain how colonists erased Indigenous residents in what became western Maine. It also shows how Wabanakis retained ties to the region.

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Public Program, Online Event Virtual Tour of the Old Colony History Museum Please RSVP   registration required at no cost 14 August 2020.Friday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM Bronson Michaud, Curator of Collections and Katie MacDonald, Director OCHM Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/2020_programs/OCHM_LOGO_Horizontal.jpg

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Join us for a virtual tour of the Old Colony History Museum in Taunton, Massachusetts. It’s parent organization, the Old Colony Historical Society, was founded on May 4, 1853, making it one of New England’s oldest historical societies. The Museum's collections chronicle lives lived, wars waged, fortunes won and ingenuity rewarded. One of the most dynamic local historical societies in Massachusetts, OCHM hosts rotating exhibitions; a lively series of programs for both adults and children; and a research library specializing in local history and genealogy.

Please note, this is an online event. Registrants will receive an email with links to join the program.

 

 

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Brown Bag, Online Event Interpreting Neutrality during the American Revolution in the Northeast Borderlands registration required at no cost 20 August 2020.Thursday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Darcy Stevens, University of Maine

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Rebellion, neutrality and loyalty existed on a spectrum that inhabitants in the Borderlands of Maine and Nova Scotia moved along throughout the war. Likewise, British and American officials’ interpretations and acceptance of neutrality was malleable. Examining neutrals, rebels, loyalists, New England Planters, Wabanaki, and Acadians in the Borderlands reveals factors which impacted personal decisions and official policy about neutrality. Recognizing the complexity of neutrality restores agency to individuals and suggests a new terrain for assessing revolutionary actors as they were buffeted by wartime change.

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Brown Bag, Online Event Running toward Abolition: Fugitive Slaves, Legal Rights, and the Coming of the Civil War this event is free 27 August 2020.Thursday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Evan Turiano, CUNY
 
This talk tells the story of the long political fight over the legal rights of accused fugitive slaves in the United States. That conflict—fought as often in Congress as before local judges—revealed fundamental weaknesses in the Constitution’s ability to keep peace in a half-slave, half-free nation. Abolitionists saw this opportunity and thrust the fight into electoral politics. It was central to the long- and short-term origins of the American Civil War.
 
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Public Program, Online Event, Conversation Standing Up, Stepping Forward, and Speaking Out: The Political Courage to take a Principled Stand Register registration required at no cost 9 September 2020.Wednesday, 5:30PM - 6:30PM This is an online event John Dean, William Weld, and Edward Widmer Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/fall_2020/john_dean-bill_weld-ted_widmer.jpg

Watergate was a sea change in American politics.  But even as a presidential scandal gripped the nation, there were remarkable displays of political courage, as Republicans and Democrats found ways to work together for the good of the nation, and wrote new rules to ensure transparency and integrity. What can we learn from Watergate? Specifically, what can we learn from the people who stood up, stepped forward and spoke out against wrongs that they saw within their own party and among their friends? How can this help us understand the role of collaborationists in the past and today and the need for political courage. Join us for a conversation between John Dean, former White House Counsel to President Richard Nixon who was implicated in the Watergate scandal but later testified against Nixon; William Weld, former Massachusetts Governor and US presidential candidate, who began his legal career as a counsel on the U.S. House Judiciary Committee's impeachment inquiry staff for the impeachment process against Richard Nixon in 1974; and historian Edward Widmer.

Please note, this is an online event held on the video conference platform, Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with links to join the program.

 

 

 

 

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Public Program, Conversation, Online Event The Boston Red Sox and WWII Register registration required at no cost 14 September 2020.Monday, 5:30PM - 6:30PM This is an online program A conversation led by Gorden Edes, Historian of the Boston Red Sox Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/fall_2020/1942_Williams_Ted_WWII_104.jpg

Image courtesy of the Boston Red Sox

In this 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, join Boston Red Sox historian Gordon Edes and a panel of distinguished authors to discuss the role of Major League Baseball players from Boston in the conduct of that historic conflict. The story touches upon Ted Williams, a Naval flight instructor who would later fly combat missions for the Marines in the Korean War, but also tells of compelling acts of sacrifice and bravery performed by other big-leaguers from Boston, including Si Rosenthal and Earl Johnson of the Red Sox and Warren Spahn of the Braves.

Please note, this is an online event held on the video conference platform, Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with links to join the program.

 

 

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Public Program, Online Event Pilgrims' Progress: Music of the Plimoth Colony Settlers 1590-1645 Register registration required at no cost 16 September 2020.Wednesday, 5:30PM - 6:30PM This is an online program Karen Burciaga, Dan Meyers, and Matthew Wright of Seven Times Salt Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/Fall_2020/2013-Seven-Times-Salt-MSP-5082_-_Copy.jpg

The Plimoth colonists were a diverse group of Separatists and Anglicans, English and Dutch, some religious and some not! They brought with them varied music experiences, and Plimoth Colony heard not only psalms but also catches, ballads, and dance tunes. We'll follow the settlers from England to religious refuge in the Netherlands and onward to the early years of Plimoth. You'll hear music of the Elizabethan tavern and theater, spirited drinking songs, Dutch love songs, psalms from Sternhold & Hopkins’ Whole Booke of Psalmes, and traditional English country dance tunes.

 

 

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Public Program, Author Talk, Online Event The Last Brahmin: Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. and the Making of the Cold War Register registration required at no cost 21 September 2020.Monday, 5:30PM - 6:30PM This is an online program Luke A. Nichter, Texas A&M University-Central Texas Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/fall_2020/thumbnail_Nichter_jacket.jpg

A key figure in American foreign policy for three decades, Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. of Massachusetts, a well-heeled Eastern Establishment Republican, put duty over partisanship to serve as advisor to five presidents from Dwight Eisenhower to Gerald Ford and as United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Vietnam, West Germany, and the Vatican. Historian Luke A. Nichter gives us a compelling narrative of Lodge’s extraordinary and consequential life and his immense political influence.

Please note, this is an online event held on the video conference platform, Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with links to join the program.

 

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Public Program, Online Event, Author Talk Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French Register registration required at no cost 23 September 2020.Wednesday, 5:30PM - 6:30PM This is an online program Harold Holzer, Hunter College Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/fall_2020/daniel_chester_french_cropped.jpg

Daniel Chester French is America's best-known sculptor of public monuments, having created the statue for the Lincoln Memorial, the John Harvard statue, and The Minute Man in Concord. This new biography combines rich personal details from French's life with a nuanced study of his artistic evolution. It explores French’s diligent dedication to perfecting his craft with beautiful archival photographs of his life and work.

Please note, this is an online event held on the video conference platform, Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with links to join the program.

 

 

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Teacher Workshop Legislating the Environment: Teaching Environmental History and Civics Please RSVP   registration required 7 November 2020.Saturday, 9:30AM - 4:00PM $25 Registration Fee Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets//20190220_103727.jpg

In partnership with the Tsongas Industrial History Center, we will explore the intersections of environmental history, science, and engineering. Chad Montrie, Professor at UMass Lowell, will provide an overview to the study of environmental history, particularly as it relates to New England industry. Teachers will examine primary sources and participate in hands-on activities with Tsongas Center staff drawn from their "Industrial Watershed and "River as Classroom" programs.

Note: This workshop will be taking place off-site at the Tsongas Industrial History Center in Lowell, MA.

This program is open to all who work with K-12 students. Teachers can earn 22.5 PDPs or 1 graduate credit (for an additional fee).

This program is made possible by the generous support of the Richard Saltonstall Charitable Foundation.

 

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