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Massachusetts Forms Commission to Promote the Commemoration of the American Revolution

The Commonwealth joins seventeen other states in forming a commission to promote the commemoration of the American Revolution. An appropriations bill (H 4000), signed by Gov. Charlie Baker on 16 July  2021, creates the Massachusetts Commission on the 250th Anniversary of the American Revolution. The Massachusetts commission’s 35 members— leaders in the historical, cultural, tourism, and political sectors—will partner with other states and with the federal America 250 Commission to commemorate, celebrate, and investigate the will and determination of the people 250 years ago who risked their “lives, liberty, and property” for the cause of American Independence. This exploration aims to include as many views as possible of the people of the Commonwealth from over the last 250 years. The Commission will engage with the ...

Belmont, Mass. Educator Named National History Day Teacher of the Year

Ms. Suzanne Zmijewski Lim of Chenery Middle School in Belmont Receives National Award ...

2021-2022 Research Fellows Announced

Each year the MHS grants a number of research fellowships to scholars from around the country.  The fellowship program brings a wide variety of researchers working on a full range of topics.  We offer our congratulations to all of the fellowship recipients.  MHS-NEH Long-Term Research Fellowships Jamie Bolker, Post-Doc, Newberry Library, “Lost and Found: Wayfinding in Early America” Patrick Bottiger, Associate Professor, Kenyon College, “Corn, Beans, and Squash: The Three Sisters Agricultural Revolution and the Remaking of North America, 300 CE to 1850” Dan Du, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, &ldquo ...

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