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Postcard History of Norfolk County, MA now available!

I'm excited to share that a book project I worked on almost six years ago has finally been published! I contributed the Norwood…


Added by Heather Cole on October 4, 2013 at 19:55 — No Comments

Chinese American Genealogy Lecture Recognized

I am very pleased to share this news item published by the Boston Chinese community newspaper Sampan about my lecture presented on February 27, 2013.  While the talk focused mainly on genealogy and resources specific to Chinese Americans, the article captures the historical background of Chinese in America reasonably well.  Here is the…


Added by Alice Kane on March 13, 2013 at 23:09 — 2 Comments

Massachusetts Genealogical Council Seminar on July 21st: Ethnicity and Genealogy

For genealogists and historians in the New England/New York area and those of you looking for a good excuse to visit the Northeast, the Massachusetts Genealogical Council Annual Meeting and Seminar will be held July 21, 2012 at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass. This year's theme is Ethnicity and Genealogy, and the seminar will feature four tracks and two workshops.

We have so many fantastic speakers that I guarantee you won't be able to decide which sessions to attend! Our…


Added by Polly FitzGerald Kimmitt on June 26, 2012 at 14:00 — 3 Comments


The Massachusetts SHRAB is accepting applications for membership on the Board. Specific constituencies that are underrepresented on the Board include historical societies, town and city clerks and representatives from Central and Western Massachusetts.

Please submit the following information for consideration:

* Name

* Current Job Title

* Current Employer

* Copy of CV or resume

* Response to the following question: What do you view as the top two or…


Added by Heather Cole on June 26, 2012 at 13:01 — No Comments

Digital Commonwealth Conference - May 8 in Worcester

Please forward!

It's not too late to register!

The 2012 Digital Commonwealth conference is a pre-conference to the Massachusetts Library Association Conference.  The DigiCom Executive Committee hopes that you will join us on May 8th at the DCU Center in Worcester.   Registration and coffee starts at 8:30 a.m and the conference begins at 9am. 

Enjoy sessions such…


Added by Joanne Riley on April 26, 2012 at 16:20 — No Comments

Mass. Memories Road Show on Milton Cable Access TV

Attention friends in Milton! Check out this program about the Mass. Memories Road Show on Milton Cable Access TV:


Host Suzette Standring talks to Heather Cole, archivist with U.Mass Boston about a photographic community event coming to Milton on 5/12/2012 at the Milton Public Library.

U.Mass Boston is creating a…

Added by Heather Cole on February 9, 2012 at 9:59 — No Comments

Theatre Espresso Taking Center Stage at Massachusetts History Conference

To mark the 100th anniversary of the “Bread and Roses” strike in Lawrence, known for a high level of collaboration between various groups of immigrants, the 2012 Massachusetts history conference, will explore im/migration history. The conference, tentatively entitled Taking Center Stage: Conflict and Collaboration in the Peopling of Massachusetts, will give special attention to theatrical expression as a tool for historians. Wendy Lement and Derek Nelson of Theater Espresso have…


Added by Patricia Bruttomesso on December 2, 2011 at 14:42 — No Comments

Alderson Grant Internship Program Info

From AASLH: Deadline for Institutions to Apply for Alderson Grant Internship Program is December 9


AASLH offers its smaller institutional members the opportunity to apply for the Alderson Grant Internship Program. The program recognizes the demand for students to gain "real world" experience and for our members to get qualified interns into their institutions.

The internship opportunity (up to $1,000) is available for three AASLH institutional members to…


Added by Joanne Riley on October 27, 2011 at 17:57 — No Comments

The Unofficial Family Archivist

Today, I am pleased to announce the publication of my second archives book. It is aimed at individuals who wish to care for the personal papers in their homes. The Unofficial Family Archivist is a guide to help the non-archivist create, maintain and preserve personal papers, photographs and memorabilia. It will help people with an interest in caring for their family history and heirloom items to manage their documentation and historical…


Added by Melissa Mannon on October 10, 2011 at 21:37 — 5 Comments

New revenue streams for historical organizations, libraries, students, researchers!

Dear Colleagues,

As you know, I have spent many years in the history and library communities, and I am very interested in finding new revenue streams for the organizations and individuals involved.

When I wrote my ebook A Source of Pride (and Customers): A Historian’s Guide to Doing Your Business History, it was certainly written for businesses and organizations as an easy step-by-step manual to…


Added by Bonnie Hurd Smith on August 24, 2011 at 11:35 — No Comments

"In the Beginning . . ." by Christine Baron for The Public Humanist

When I was in the first grade, the nuns at school told me that God had no beginning; He just always existed. That made no sense to me. Everything has at least a beginning. I was fairly certain, in my self-assured 7-year old mind, that the nuns had just not looked hard enough. I was convinced, that if you just… Continue

Added by Hayley Wood on August 15, 2011 at 14:33 — No Comments

Sarah Parker Remond: A Daughter of Salem


The Salem Athenæum

337 Essex Street, Salem MA 01970 


Summer Salon Series

Friday, August 5, 5:30 pm


Sarah Parker Remond: A Daughter of Salem


A talk by Marilyn Richardson on the extraordinary life and career of…


Added by Marilyn Richardson on July 14, 2011 at 15:58 — No Comments

Review of Sculptor Hosmer Biography

I have a review of the new biography of Watertown's own Harriet Hosmer in the current (May-June 2011) issue of the estimable Women's Review of Books.

Added by Marilyn Richardson on May 16, 2011 at 13:08 — No Comments

Massachusetts Bay Colony- Tercentenary Markers

Most Massachusetts Studies Network members are familiar with The Massachusetts Tercentenary Markers located along major highways and local roadways in the Commonwealth. The markers were commissioned by the legislature in 1930 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of The Massachusetts Bay Colony. During January 2010 I posted an appeal for Massachusetts Studies Network members to assist in the documentation of…


Added by Russell C. Bixby on April 3, 2011 at 21:00 — 1 Comment

Let's revisit the idea of starting a state-wide digital library

Here's an idea I suggested a while ago that I was inspired to bring up again in view of the gloomy horizon for public educational institutions and cultural non-profits in the age of the double-whammy: massive tax and budget cuts.  I've placed an op-ed I'm in the process of writing on MSN in order to invite comment and support for this effort.



Added by Susan Gallagher on March 3, 2011 at 12:13 — No Comments

Press Release: Edmonia Lewis Died in London

As Joe Biden would say, this is a big f*&#ing deal.


9 January 2011





Added by Marilyn Richardson on January 11, 2011 at 14:51 — 1 Comment

Edmonia Lewis Discovery

Three Indians in Battle by Edmonia Lewis…


Added by Marilyn Richardson on January 1, 2011 at 22:00 — 1 Comment

I Channel Sarah Parker Remond



Added by Marilyn Richardson on December 28, 2010 at 22:55 — No Comments

NEMA Conference Last Week

Here's a recap of the history sessions I attended: Old North Church shared how to improve school visits by using documents to get teachers and students to follow the processes historians use. The Tracings Center and the Isaac Royall House in Medford shared how to interpret northern slavery at your site. We saw the detailed exhibit at Deerfield on how colonial furniture was constructed. MA sites got together in a session to discuss who is planning events to commemorate the Civil War… Continue

Added by Kate Viens on November 8, 2010 at 8:22 — No Comments

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