November 22, 2017 — Wednesday  
CT Connecticut Historical Society 1 Elizabeth Street Hartford CT 06105
9:00 am
Daily event
Exhibit open: Oct 13, 2017 - Jan 6, 2018 This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Printmakers’ Network of Southern New England (PNSNE). The group is celebrating with the exhibit Visions/Revisions, featuring two prints from each of the 25 participating members, based on a common theme or subject of the artist’s choice. The exhibition will also feature a slide show documenting the transformation between the artists’ works, providing an overview of the inspirations, objectives, and processes. “Visions/Revisions, takes us inside the artist’s world by showcasing two versions of each artist’s vision... https://s3.amazonaws.com/history-list-prod/data/7208/content.jpg 2017-11-22 Connecticut Historical Society

Admission is FREE for CHS members and children 5 and under.
Admission to the museum galleries is FREE the first Saturday of the month.

One-day admission prices:

$12 Adults
$10 Seniors (65 and over)
$8 Students (with valid college ID) and Youth (6-17)

  
CT Connecticut Historical Society 1 Elizabeth Street Hartford CT 06105
9:00 am
Daily event
“That’s weird” is a phrase staff hears all the time in galleries and on tours. Visitors often encounter collection items that are quirky, surprising, or rare. But, take a second look and weird objects can have surprising and unique histories. The CHS is excited to show off some of our funny little oddballs of history. Displaying many of these objects for the first time, the CHS delves into how these objects, which at first glance seem strange, can be gateways into a deeper understanding and appreciation of our state’s history. Visitors will be encouraged to go beyond making snap judgments about objects to having deeper understanding, perhaps even empathy, for the... https://s3.amazonaws.com/history-list-prod/data/7264/content.png 2017-11-22 Connecticut Historical Society Free event.
MA USS Constitution Museum Charlestown Navy Yard Charlestown MA 02129
9:00 am
Daily event
Immerse yourself in our new exhibit, Forest to Frigate, a complement to USS Constitution's current restoration in dry dock! President George Washington had a decision to make – how should the United States protect Americans at sea now that we were free from British reign? From this decision was born the U.S. Navy and USS Constitution. Enter the 1790's and follow the story from the forest in which “Old Ironsides’” timbers grew to her launch as a fully formed frigate. Decide for yourself what kind of ship to build, meet men like Paul Revere who labored to bring her to life, and test your shipyard skills in the Museum’s newest hands-on exhi... https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Screen-Shot-2016-08-29-at-3.41.21-PM.jpg 2017-11-22 USS Constitution Museum Free event.   
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MA Old Sturbridge Village 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road Sturbridge MA 01566
9:30 am
Experience the traditions of an early 19th-century New England Thanksgiving at Old Sturbridge Village. Learn about 1830s dining etiquette and watch the men of the Village compete in a post-dinner target shoot. Smell the scents of roasted turkey and pies warming by the fire. Learn about Native American food traditions and customs and hear the minister talk about the true meaning of Thanksgiving in the Village's historic Center Meetinghouse. Learn how preparations were made for this holiday meal. The event also occurs on Thanksgiving Day, November 23. https://s3.amazonaws.com/history-list-prod/data/6934/content.jpg 2017-08-14 Old Sturbridge Village

Adults $28.00 Seniors (55 and over) $26.00 College Student (with valid college ID) $14 Youths (4-17) $14.00 Children age 3 and under Admitted Free

    
NH New Hampshire Historical Society 30 Park Street Concord NH 03301
9:30 am
Daily event
An exhibition of World War I posters supplemented with photographs and memorabilia drawn from the Society’s collections, “Making the World Safe for Democracy” focuses on the use of propaganda in New Hampshire during the war. The exhibition of posters, collected as the war raged in Europe from 1914 to 1918, explores the use of this popular art form to shape public opinion and mobilize American citizens to fight a distant war. With powerful images and a few well-chosen words, these posters urged the people of New Hampshire to purchase liberty bonds, conserve food and raw materials, extend aid to those who suffered the war’s devastation, and enlist in the army, navy, and... https://s3.amazonaws.com/history-list-prod/data/7113/content.jpg 2017-11-14 New Hampshire Historical Society

Admission to the New Hampshire Historical Society is $7 for adults. Children and Society members are admitted free of charge.

   
NY Erie Canal Museum 318 Erie Boulevard East Syracuse NY 13202
10:00 am
Daily event
Kick off a festive holiday season with the 32nd annual Gingerbread Gallery opening night at the Erie Canal Museum! The Museum will be open until 9:00 p.m., and opening night will feature music by Merry Mischief, free cookies and cocoa, and an array of fabulous, edible creations set in replica Victorian storefront windows. As a bonus, the first 50 families visiting at the beginning of each hour on opening night will receive a free poster titled Ice Skating in Clinton Square. Musical entertainment is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. and cookies and cocoa will be available beginning at 5:00 p.m. The price is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $2 for children 12 and under. Ther... https://s3.amazonaws.com/history-list-prod/data/7279/content.jpg 2017-11-19 Erie Canal Museum

$2 for children, $5 for seniors, and $7 for adult

    
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VA Virginia Historical Society 428 N Boulevard Richmond VA 23220
10:00 am
Daily event
Admission: Free for VHS members and 18 and under; $10 for nonmembers; $8 for groups of 10 or more. Gumby. Barbie. Slinky. Mr. Potato Head. Wham-O. Spirograph. Hot Wheels. The names of popular toys from the 1950s, '60s and '70s capture the craziness, the joy, the sheer fun of being a kid. But beneath those nutty names are rich veins of nostalgia, memory, and history. The stories of the kids who played with these toys, the adults who bought them, the child-rearing experts who judged them, and the people who invented them reflect the rhythms of American life. Experience the toys and their stories through three imagined living rooms that bring the decades back to l... 2017-08-04 Virginia Historical Society

Admission: Free for VHS members and 18 and under; $10 for nonmembers; $8 for groups of 10 or more.

  
VA Virginia Historical Society 428 N Boulevard Richmond VA 23220
10:00 am
Daily event
The geography of Virginia has shaped the history of the state and the nation. A mild climate and navigable rivers attracted Native Americans and the first European settlers to the Tidewater. Fertile soil fueled a prosperous economy, and the Chesapeake Bay and the rivers that feed it connected Virginia and its agricultural products to the world. The landscapes of the Piedmont, Valley, and Blue Ridge inspired Thomas Jefferson's vision of a virtuous rural society. Virginia's importance and location midway between North and South brought the federal capital to the banks of the Potomac and made it the bloodiest battleground of the Civil War. The harbor of Hampton Roads allowed military bu... 2017-08-04 Virginia Historical Society

Admission: Free for VHS members and 18 and under; $10 for nonmembers; $8 for groups of 10 or more.

   
VA Virginia Historical Society 428 N Boulevard Richmond VA 23220
10:00 am
Daily event
This newly renovated 10,500 square-foot exhibition interprets 16,000 years of Virginia history and features more than 500 artifacts, maps, letters, and diaries ranging from the earliest stone tools shaped by humans to a satellite built by high school students in 2013. Objects in the exhibition are supplemented by images from the VHS collection, soundscapes, video, and digital and hands-on interactives. 2017-08-04 Virginia Historical Society

Admission: Free for VHS members and 18 and under; $10 for nonmembers; $8 for groups of 10 or more.

   
VA Virginia Historical Society 428 N Boulevard Richmond VA 23220
10:00 am
Daily event
People have relied on weapons to advance both their best and worst impulses—to put food on the table, to protect themselves, to enforce or defy the law, to defend or conquer territory and treasure, or to liberate some while enslaving others. This exhibition features weapons and accoutrements from the Virginia Historical Society’s collection crafted in Virginia or used by its people to achieve those goals. Although these weapons may seem primitive to us today, all of them reflect the best technology available at the time. Many are products of Virginia’s desire to modernize and industrialize in the century after the American Revolution. Most of these weapons demonstrate sk... 2017-08-04 Virginia Historical Society

Admission: Free for VHS members and 18 and under; $10 for nonmembers; $8 for groups of 10 or more.

   
VA Virginia Historical Society 428 N Boulevard Richmond VA 23220
10:00 am
Daily event
How should a politician be depicted in a portrait? In what pose should a woman of fashion be painted? What form should a chair or a silver cup take? The choices are limitless. For centuries, artists and patrons have searched for the manner of visual expression—the style—that best suit their vision of themselves and their era. Artistic movements resulted that engulfed the various forms of expression—painting, sculpture, interior design, decoration, and architecture—and brought them into harmony with one another. Styles tend to progress from—or react against—a preceding style. 2017-08-04 Virginia Historical Society

Admission: Free for VHS members and 18 and under; $10 for nonmembers; $8 for groups of 10 or more.

   
MA Bostix Booth - ArtsBoston Faneuil Hall Marketplace Boston MA 02109
10:30 am
2 times today  
A Walk Into History public walking tour is a great way to experience the Freedom Trail. Led by an 18th Century Costumed Guide, the 90-minute tour mixes humor, history and fun. Be transported back in time to the days of the American Revolution and have a hands-on revolutionary experience. https://history-list-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/data/237/content.jpg?1341854205 2017-11-22 Freedom Trail Foundation

$12 adults, $10 seniors/students, $7/children. Online tickets are general admission. Purchase at: http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/tickets/walkintohistory.html Tickets also available on location with extra processing fees.

  
MA Meet your guide at the Samuel Adams statue in front of Faneuil Hall 1 Faneuil Hall Square Boston MA 02108
11:00 am
Daily event
The perfect introduction to the history of Boston! This walking tour of the Freedom Trail in downtown Boston begins with the city’s establishment in 1630. The story of Boston unfolds through an exploration of the city’s architecture spanning more than three centuries. Beginning with the Puritan settlement, the tour continues through the American Revolution and the growth of commercial Boston and concludes with a discussion of modern development. This historic walk features many of the downtown Freedom Trail sites, including the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, King's Chapel, the Old South Meeting House and the site of the first public school in America. From the protes... https://history-list-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/data/5574/content.jpg 2017-11-22 Boston By Foot

Online Tickets: Adults $13; Children 6-12 $8 
Cash Tickets: Adults $15; Children 6-12 $10
Free for Boston By Foot Members.
Tour lasts 90 minutes.

  
MA Hingham Heritage Museum at Old Derby Academy 34 Main Street Hingham MA 02043
11:00 am
Daily event
In 1818, one out of every three men in Hingham was engaged in the woodenware industry. Hingham craftsmen made buckets, tubs, pails, and wooden boxes which made their way throughout New England and beyond, earning the town the nickname, "Bucket Town." In the mid- to late 19th century, the Hingham craftsmen started turning out wooden toys, including elaborately detailed miniature furniture which, like the buckets and boxes, were distributed nationwide. Our exhibit includes dozens of examples of Hingham woodenware from our collection, associated artifacts, documents, and images, as well as interactive displays.  For more information, call 781-749-7721 https://s3.amazonaws.com/history-list-prod/data/7042/content.jpg 2017-11-22 Hingham Historical Society Free event.   
MA Boston Common Visitor Information Center 139 Tremont St. Boston MA 02111
12:00 pm
5 times today  
A Walk Into History public walking tour is a great way to experience the Freedom Trail. Led by an 18th Century Costumed Guide, the 90-minute tour mixes humor, history and fun. Be transported back in time to the days of the American Revolution and have a hands-on revolutionary experience. https://history-list-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/data/238/content.jpg?1341854320 2017-11-22 Freedom Trail Foundation

$12 adults, $10 seniors/students, $7/children. Online tickets are general admission. Purchase at: http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/tickets/walkintohistory.html Tickets also available on location with extra processing fees.

   
MA John Cabot House and Visitor Center 117 Cabot St. Beverly MA 01915
1:00 pm
Daily event
                                        After the tumultuous years of the second half of the 17th century, filled as they were with political upheaval, Indian wars, and culminating in the witchcraft crises of 1692, the new century must have seemed to local residents like entering a calm port. Although religion remained an important aspect of colonial life, the power of the church in civic life was on the wane.  Beverly’s economy remained focused on maritime trades and agriculture, but ... https://history-list-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/data/5246/content.jpg 2017-11-22 Beverly Historical Society

$5.00 Adults; $4.00 Students/Seniors
Children under age 16 are FREE

Active-duty military and members of NEMA, AASLH and AAM receive free admission

EBT card holders are entitled to $2 adult admission ( up to 4 people)

Mass. Teachers Association (MTA) members are entitled to half-price admission

  
November 23, 2017 — Thursday  
CT Connecticut Historical Society 1 Elizabeth Street Hartford CT 06105
9:00 am
Daily event
Exhibit open: Oct 13, 2017 - Jan 6, 2018 This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Printmakers’ Network of Southern New England (PNSNE). The group is celebrating with the exhibit Visions/Revisions, featuring two prints from each of the 25 participating members, based on a common theme or subject of the artist’s choice. The exhibition will also feature a slide show documenting the transformation between the artists’ works, providing an overview of the inspirations, objectives, and processes. “Visions/Revisions, takes us inside the artist’s world by showcasing two versions of each artist’s vision... https://s3.amazonaws.com/history-list-prod/data/7208/content.jpg 2017-11-23 Connecticut Historical Society

Admission is FREE for CHS members and children 5 and under.
Admission to the museum galleries is FREE the first Saturday of the month.

One-day admission prices:

$12 Adults
$10 Seniors (65 and over)
$8 Students (with valid college ID) and Youth (6-17)

  
CT Connecticut Historical Society 1 Elizabeth Street Hartford CT 06105
9:00 am
Daily event
“That’s weird” is a phrase staff hears all the time in galleries and on tours. Visitors often encounter collection items that are quirky, surprising, or rare. But, take a second look and weird objects can have surprising and unique histories. The CHS is excited to show off some of our funny little oddballs of history. Displaying many of these objects for the first time, the CHS delves into how these objects, which at first glance seem strange, can be gateways into a deeper understanding and appreciation of our state’s history. Visitors will be encouraged to go beyond making snap judgments about objects to having deeper understanding, perhaps even empathy, for the... https://s3.amazonaws.com/history-list-prod/data/7264/content.png 2017-11-23 Connecticut Historical Society Free event.
MA USS Constitution Museum Charlestown Navy Yard Charlestown MA 02129
9:00 am
Daily event
Immerse yourself in our new exhibit, Forest to Frigate, a complement to USS Constitution's current restoration in dry dock! President George Washington had a decision to make – how should the United States protect Americans at sea now that we were free from British reign? From this decision was born the U.S. Navy and USS Constitution. Enter the 1790's and follow the story from the forest in which “Old Ironsides’” timbers grew to her launch as a fully formed frigate. Decide for yourself what kind of ship to build, meet men like Paul Revere who labored to bring her to life, and test your shipyard skills in the Museum’s newest hands-on exhi... https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Screen-Shot-2016-08-29-at-3.41.21-PM.jpg 2017-11-23 USS Constitution Museum Free event.   
MA John Cabot House and Visitor Center 117 Cabot St. Beverly MA 01915
9:30 am
Daily event
                                        After the tumultuous years of the second half of the 17th century, filled as they were with political upheaval, Indian wars, and culminating in the witchcraft crises of 1692, the new century must have seemed to local residents like entering a calm port. Although religion remained an important aspect of colonial life, the power of the church in civic life was on the wane.  Beverly’s economy remained focused on maritime trades and agriculture, but ... https://history-list-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/data/5246/content.jpg 2017-11-23 Beverly Historical Society

$5.00 Adults; $4.00 Students/Seniors
Children under age 16 are FREE

Active-duty military and members of NEMA, AASLH and AAM receive free admission

EBT card holders are entitled to $2 adult admission ( up to 4 people)

Mass. Teachers Association (MTA) members are entitled to half-price admission

  
MA Old Sturbridge Village 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road Sturbridge MA 01566
9:30 am
Experience the traditions of an early 19th-century New England Thanksgiving at Old Sturbridge Village. Learn about 1830s dining etiquette and watch the men of the Village compete in a post-dinner target shoot. Smell the scents of roasted turkey and pies warming by the fire. Learn about Native American food traditions and customs and hear the minister talk about the true meaning of Thanksgiving in the Village's historic Center Meetinghouse. Learn how preparations were made for this holiday meal. The event also occurs on Thanksgiving Day, November 23. https://s3.amazonaws.com/history-list-prod/data/6934/content.jpg 2017-08-14 Old Sturbridge Village

Adults $28.00 Seniors (55 and over) $26.00 College Student (with valid college ID) $14 Youths (4-17) $14.00 Children age 3 and under Admitted Free

    
NH New Hampshire Historical Society 30 Park Street Concord NH 03301
9:30 am
Daily event
An exhibition of World War I posters supplemented with photographs and memorabilia drawn from the Society’s collections, “Making the World Safe for Democracy” focuses on the use of propaganda in New Hampshire during the war. The exhibition of posters, collected as the war raged in Europe from 1914 to 1918, explores the use of this popular art form to shape public opinion and mobilize American citizens to fight a distant war. With powerful images and a few well-chosen words, these posters urged the people of New Hampshire to purchase liberty bonds, conserve food and raw materials, extend aid to those who suffered the war’s devastation, and enlist in the army, navy, and... https://s3.amazonaws.com/history-list-prod/data/7113/content.jpg 2017-11-14 New Hampshire Historical Society

Admission to the New Hampshire Historical Society is $7 for adults. Children and Society members are admitted free of charge.

   
NY Erie Canal Museum 318 Erie Boulevard East Syracuse NY 13202
10:00 am
Daily event
Kick off a festive holiday season with the 32nd annual Gingerbread Gallery opening night at the Erie Canal Museum! The Museum will be open until 9:00 p.m., and opening night will feature music by Merry Mischief, free cookies and cocoa, and an array of fabulous, edible creations set in replica Victorian storefront windows. As a bonus, the first 50 families visiting at the beginning of each hour on opening night will receive a free poster titled Ice Skating in Clinton Square. Musical entertainment is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. and cookies and cocoa will be available beginning at 5:00 p.m. The price is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $2 for children 12 and under. Ther... https://s3.amazonaws.com/history-list-prod/data/7279/content.jpg 2017-11-19 Erie Canal Museum

$2 for children, $5 for seniors, and $7 for adult

    
VA Virginia Historical Society 428 N Boulevard Richmond VA 23220
10:00 am
Daily event
The geography of Virginia has shaped the history of the state and the nation. A mild climate and navigable rivers attracted Native Americans and the first European settlers to the Tidewater. Fertile soil fueled a prosperous economy, and the Chesapeake Bay and the rivers that feed it connected Virginia and its agricultural products to the world. The landscapes of the Piedmont, Valley, and Blue Ridge inspired Thomas Jefferson's vision of a virtuous rural society. Virginia's importance and location midway between North and South brought the federal capital to the banks of the Potomac and made it the bloodiest battleground of the Civil War. The harbor of Hampton Roads allowed military bu... 2017-08-04 Virginia Historical Society

Admission: Free for VHS members and 18 and under; $10 for nonmembers; $8 for groups of 10 or more.

   
VA Virginia Historical Society 428 N Boulevard Richmond VA 23220
10:00 am
Daily event
People have relied on weapons to advance both their best and worst impulses—to put food on the table, to protect themselves, to enforce or defy the law, to defend or conquer territory and treasure, or to liberate some while enslaving others. This exhibition features weapons and accoutrements from the Virginia Historical Society’s collection crafted in Virginia or used by its people to achieve those goals. Although these weapons may seem primitive to us today, all of them reflect the best technology available at the time. Many are products of Virginia’s desire to modernize and industrialize in the century after the American Revolution. Most of these weapons demonstrate sk... 2017-08-04 Virginia Historical Society

Admission: Free for VHS members and 18 and under; $10 for nonmembers; $8 for groups of 10 or more.

   
VA Virginia Historical Society 428 N Boulevard Richmond VA 23220
10:00 am
Daily event
Admission: Free for VHS members and 18 and under; $10 for nonmembers; $8 for groups of 10 or more. Gumby. Barbie. Slinky. Mr. Potato Head. Wham-O. Spirograph. Hot Wheels. The names of popular toys from the 1950s, '60s and '70s capture the craziness, the joy, the sheer fun of being a kid. But beneath those nutty names are rich veins of nostalgia, memory, and history. The stories of the kids who played with these toys, the adults who bought them, the child-rearing experts who judged them, and the people who invented them reflect the rhythms of American life. Experience the toys and their stories through three imagined living rooms that bring the decades back to l... 2017-08-04 Virginia Historical Society

Admission: Free for VHS members and 18 and under; $10 for nonmembers; $8 for groups of 10 or more.

  
VA Virginia Historical Society 428 N Boulevard Richmond VA 23220
10:00 am
Daily event
How should a politician be depicted in a portrait? In what pose should a woman of fashion be painted? What form should a chair or a silver cup take? The choices are limitless. For centuries, artists and patrons have searched for the manner of visual expression—the style—that best suit their vision of themselves and their era. Artistic movements resulted that engulfed the various forms of expression—painting, sculpture, interior design, decoration, and architecture—and brought them into harmony with one another. Styles tend to progress from—or react against—a preceding style. 2017-08-04 Virginia Historical Society

Admission: Free for VHS members and 18 and under; $10 for nonmembers; $8 for groups of 10 or more.

   
VA Virginia Historical Society 428 N Boulevard Richmond VA 23220
10:00 am
Daily event
This newly renovated 10,500 square-foot exhibition interprets 16,000 years of Virginia history and features more than 500 artifacts, maps, letters, and diaries ranging from the earliest stone tools shaped by humans to a satellite built by high school students in 2013. Objects in the exhibition are supplemented by images from the VHS collection, soundscapes, video, and digital and hands-on interactives. 2017-08-04 Virginia Historical Society

Admission: Free for VHS members and 18 and under; $10 for nonmembers; $8 for groups of 10 or more.

   
MA Bostix Booth - ArtsBoston Faneuil Hall Marketplace Boston MA 02109
10:30 am
2 times today  
A Walk Into History public walking tour is a great way to experience the Freedom Trail. Led by an 18th Century Costumed Guide, the 90-minute tour mixes humor, history and fun. Be transported back in time to the days of the American Revolution and have a hands-on revolutionary experience. https://history-list-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/data/237/content.jpg?1341854205 2017-11-23 Freedom Trail Foundation

$12 adults, $10 seniors/students, $7/children. Online tickets are general admission. Purchase at: http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/tickets/walkintohistory.html Tickets also available on location with extra processing fees.

  
MA Meet your guide at the Samuel Adams statue in front of Faneuil Hall 1 Faneuil Hall Square Boston MA 02108
11:00 am
Daily event
The perfect introduction to the history of Boston! This walking tour of the Freedom Trail in downtown Boston begins with the city’s establishment in 1630. The story of Boston unfolds through an exploration of the city’s architecture spanning more than three centuries. Beginning with the Puritan settlement, the tour continues through the American Revolution and the growth of commercial Boston and concludes with a discussion of modern development. This historic walk features many of the downtown Freedom Trail sites, including the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, King's Chapel, the Old South Meeting House and the site of the first public school in America. From the protes... https://history-list-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/data/5574/content.jpg 2017-11-23 Boston By Foot

Online Tickets: Adults $13; Children 6-12 $8 
Cash Tickets: Adults $15; Children 6-12 $10
Free for Boston By Foot Members.
Tour lasts 90 minutes.

  
MA Hingham Heritage Museum at Old Derby Academy 34 Main Street Hingham MA 02043
11:00 am
Daily event
In 1818, one out of every three men in Hingham was engaged in the woodenware industry. Hingham craftsmen made buckets, tubs, pails, and wooden boxes which made their way throughout New England and beyond, earning the town the nickname, "Bucket Town." In the mid- to late 19th century, the Hingham craftsmen started turning out wooden toys, including elaborately detailed miniature furniture which, like the buckets and boxes, were distributed nationwide. Our exhibit includes dozens of examples of Hingham woodenware from our collection, associated artifacts, documents, and images, as well as interactive displays.  For more information, call 781-749-7721 https://s3.amazonaws.com/history-list-prod/data/7042/content.jpg 2017-11-23 Hingham Historical Society Free event.   
MA Boston Common Visitor Information Center 139 Tremont St. Boston MA 02111
12:00 pm
5 times today  
A Walk Into History public walking tour is a great way to experience the Freedom Trail. Led by an 18th Century Costumed Guide, the 90-minute tour mixes humor, history and fun. Be transported back in time to the days of the American Revolution and have a hands-on revolutionary experience. https://history-list-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/data/238/content.jpg?1341854320 2017-11-23 Freedom Trail Foundation

$12 adults, $10 seniors/students, $7/children. Online tickets are general admission. Purchase at: http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/tickets/walkintohistory.html Tickets also available on location with extra processing fees.

   
IA Western Historic Trails Center 3434 Richard Downing Avenue Council Bluffs IA 51501
1:00 pm
Weekly event
Local musicians gather at trails center to play old time country, bluegrass, blues, etc. Open to anyone who plays, sings or just wants to listen. Free homemade bread!   https://iowaculture.gov/sites/all/themes/idca/img/dca-logo-historical-society.png 2017-02-09 State Historical Society of Iowa Free event.
November 24, 2017 — Friday  
CT Connecticut Historical Society 1 Elizabeth Street Hartford CT 06105
9:00 am
Daily event
Exhibit open: Oct 13, 2017 - Jan 6, 2018 This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Printmakers’ Network of Southern New England (PNSNE). The group is celebrating with the exhibit Visions/Revisions, featuring two prints from each of the 25 participating members, based on a common theme or subject of the artist’s choice. The exhibition will also feature a slide show documenting the transformation between the artists’ works, providing an overview of the inspirations, objectives, and processes. “Visions/Revisions, takes us inside the artist’s world by showcasing two versions of each artist’s vision... https://s3.amazonaws.com/history-list-prod/data/7208/content.jpg 2017-11-24 Connecticut Historical Society

Admission is FREE for CHS members and children 5 and under.
Admission to the museum galleries is FREE the first Saturday of the month.

One-day admission prices:

$12 Adults
$10 Seniors (65 and over)
$8 Students (with valid college ID) and Youth (6-17)

  
CT Connecticut Historical Society 1 Elizabeth Street Hartford CT 06105
9:00 am
Daily event
“That’s weird” is a phrase staff hears all the time in galleries and on tours. Visitors often encounter collection items that are quirky, surprising, or rare. But, take a second look and weird objects can have surprising and unique histories. The CHS is excited to show off some of our funny little oddballs of history. Displaying many of these objects for the first time, the CHS delves into how these objects, which at first glance seem strange, can be gateways into a deeper understanding and appreciation of our state’s history. Visitors will be encouraged to go beyond making snap judgments about objects to having deeper understanding, perhaps even empathy, for the... https://s3.amazonaws.com/history-list-prod/data/7264/content.png 2017-11-24 Connecticut Historical Society Free event.
MA USS Constitution Museum Charlestown Navy Yard Charlestown MA 02129
9:00 am
Daily event
Immerse yourself in our new exhibit, Forest to Frigate, a complement to USS Constitution's current restoration in dry dock! President George Washington had a decision to make – how should the United States protect Americans at sea now that we were free from British reign? From this decision was born the U.S. Navy and USS Constitution. Enter the 1790's and follow the story from the forest in which “Old Ironsides’” timbers grew to her launch as a fully formed frigate. Decide for yourself what kind of ship to build, meet men like Paul Revere who labored to bring her to life, and test your shipyard skills in the Museum’s newest hands-on exhi... https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Screen-Shot-2016-08-29-at-3.41.21-PM.jpg 2017-11-24 USS Constitution Museum Free event.   
MA Concord Museum 53 Cambridge Turnpike Concord MA 01742
9:00 am
Daily event
© The Morgan Library & Museum, MA 6069. Photography by Graham S. Haber, 2010. Give me the old familiar walk, post office and all, with this ever new self,  with this infinite expectation and faith. . . .  –Thoreau’s journal, November 1, 1858 This Ever New Self: Thoreau and His Journal is the most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to the life of one of America’s most influential authors and thinkers. It brings together remarkable holdings from the world’s two most significant Thoreau collections: journals, manuscripts, letters, books, and field notes from The Morgan Library & Museum; and, from the Concord Museum, unique perso... https://s3.amazonaws.com/history-list-prod/data/6981/content.jpg 2017-11-24 Concord Museum

Members Free - Join Today!

General Admission:
Adults $10
Seniors (62 & over) $8
Students (18 & over with valid id) $8
Children $5
Children 5 and under Free
Active Military (with valid id): Free

   
MA Cabot House 117 Cabot St. Beverly MA 01915
9:30 am
Daily event
The tumultuous 40 years between 1775 and 1815 included years of war, epidemics, sacrifice and suffering. But they also saw the excitement of the birth of the new nation, with new opportunities both in politics and business.  Revolution to Republic traces Beverly's role in the American Revolution, building a new nation, and the Embargo and War of 1812 using primary documents and objects from the Society's collection, including paintings, pewter, maritime instruments, war correspondence and a 1776 copy of the Declaration of Independence, printed in Salem.   https://history-list-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/data/5016/content.jpg 2017-11-24 Beverly HIstorical Society

Free with museum admission: $5 adults/$4 seniors and students.  Free for children under 16, Society members, active duty military and members of NEMA, AAM and AASLH. Half price admission for members of MA Teachers Association. 

  
MA John Cabot House and Visitor Center 117 Cabot St. Beverly MA 01915
9:30 am
Daily event
                                        After the tumultuous years of the second half of the 17th century, filled as they were with political upheaval, Indian wars, and culminating in the witchcraft crises of 1692, the new century must have seemed to local residents like entering a calm port. Although religion remained an important aspect of colonial life, the power of the church in civic life was on the wane.  Beverly’s economy remained focused on maritime trades and agriculture, but ... https://history-list-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/data/5246/content.jpg 2017-11-24 Beverly Historical Society

$5.00 Adults; $4.00 Students/Seniors
Children under age 16 are FREE

Active-duty military and members of NEMA, AASLH and AAM receive free admission

EBT card holders are entitled to $2 adult admission ( up to 4 people)

Mass. Teachers Association (MTA) members are entitled to half-price admission

  
NH New Hampshire Historical Society 30 Park Street Concord NH 03301
9:30 am
Daily event
An exhibition of World War I posters supplemented with photographs and memorabilia drawn from the Society’s collections, “Making the World Safe for Democracy” focuses on the use of propaganda in New Hampshire during the war. The exhibition of posters, collected as the war raged in Europe from 1914 to 1918, explores the use of this popular art form to shape public opinion and mobilize American citizens to fight a distant war. With powerful images and a few well-chosen words, these posters urged the people of New Hampshire to purchase liberty bonds, conserve food and raw materials, extend aid to those who suffered the war’s devastation, and enlist in the army, navy, and... https://s3.amazonaws.com/history-list-prod/data/7113/content.jpg 2017-11-14 New Hampshire Historical Society

Admission to the New Hampshire Historical Society is $7 for adults. Children and Society members are admitted free of charge.

   
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