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Sunday, September 7, 2014 1:00 PM4:00 PM
Riverside Park: A Century as the Playground of the Connecticut Valley  
From its earliest days as a picnic grove to its subsequent evolution into a major amusement park, Riverside Park was synonymous with summer for generations of New Englanders. Thousands swam in Lake Takadip, danced to the most popular musical groups of the day in Cook's Dancing Pavilion, spent Saturday nights at the Riverside Park Speedway, rollerskated at the Rollaway and thrilled to the Cyclone roller coaster and countless other attractions. This exhibit traces the history of this well-loved park through photographs, posters and memorabilia. Local author, David Cecchi, will be present to share pieces of his Riverside Park collection and to sign copies of his book on Riverside Park.
The Agawam Historical and Firehouse Museum, 35 Elm Street
Agawam, Hampden County, MA (CT Valley)

phone: (413) 786-3031
web: www.agawamhistoricalassociation.org
email: aliptak@comcast.net
cost: Free
Thursday, September 11, 2014 7:00 PM10:00 PM
Created Equal: Conversations on the American Social Contract  
Mass Humanities celebrates its fortieth anniversary with a film-and-discussion program that takes on urgent questions about the American social contract today. What do we owe each other? How can we deliver on the promise of equality that animates our democracy? The time to talk is NOW! Join moderator Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello for a two-hour film-and-discussion program. The program will feature clips from "The Loving Story," "Slavery by Another Name," "Freedom Riders," and "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers." Followed by a reception.
Everett Mill, 15 Union St
Lawrence, Essex County, MA (Northeast)

phone: (413) 584-8440 x100
web: masshumanities.org/40th_events_lawrence
cost: Free and open to the public. Pre-registration required. Register online or by calling.
funded by Mass Humanities
Sunday, September 14, 2014 3:00 PM4:00 PM
Tour the Wistariahurst Mansion with a Skinner Descendant  
Allerton Kilborne will return to Holyoke to offer a very special tour of his grandmother’s home and share his memories of living at Wistariahurst. When Allerton enters the home on Cabot Street, it is like entering a time machine. Allerton lived at Wistariahurst with his grandmother, Katherine Skinner Kilborne, and a full staff, whom he remembers in detail and with great affection. Join Allerton Kilborne in a journey back in time as Wistariahurst comes alive with his memories.
Wistariahurst Museum, 238 Cabot Street
Holyoke, Hampden County, MA (CT Valley)
Monday, September 15, 2014 6:00 PM7:00 PM
Historical Lecture Series: Threads that Bind – Textiles in the Connecticut River Valley: A Trip Through Time and Space at WEBs  
Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, WEBs began as a home-based venture developed by Barbara Elkins and a friend. The project could have failed, but instead, WEBs has become the largest independent yarn retailer in the country. Through visuals and a presentation by both Barbara and Art Elkins, the history of the company will be illustrated.
Wistariahurst Museum, 238 Cabot Street
Holyoke, Hampden County, MA (CT Valley)
Thursday, September 18, 2014 6:00 PM8:00 PM
Genealogy Workshop: Back to School  
In this workshop, we will focus on school records to offer some unconventional clues for breaking through your genealogical brick walls. A newly-donated collection of Taunton Public School records offers clues for new areas of exploration and can answer some intriguing questions about the early lives on our ancestors. Space for this workshop is limited so please R.S.V.P. to the main office at (508)822-1622 to reserve your spot. Beginners and experts alike are welcome.
Old Colony Historical Society, 66 Church Green
Taunton, Bristol County, MA (Southeast)

phone: (508) 822-1622
web: www.oldcolonyhistoricalsociety.org/event/genealogy-workshop-back-to-school/
cost: $5 for members, $10 for non-members
Saturday, September 20, 2014 1:00 PM2:30 PM
Abraham Lincoln For Kids!  
Through photographs, illustrations, music and other media, Society Vice President William Hanna will guide young participants on a tour of Lincoln’s life. Did Lincoln have any pets? Who was Grace Bedell and why did Lincoln grow a beard? Did the Lincolns have kids? Did Lincoln ever come to Taunton? Why do many people think that Abraham Lincoln was America’s greatest president? These and many other subjects will be used to introduce the young audience to our sixteenth president. All ages are welcome, but we ask that all children under the age of 12 be accompanied by an adult. Please R.S.V.P. at (508) 822-1622 so we know how many people to expect.
Old Colony Historical Society, 66 Church Green
Taunton, Bristol County, MA (Southeast)
Monday, September 22, 2014 6:00 PM7:00 PM
Historical Lecture Series: Threads that Bind – Textiles in the Connecticut River Valley: Fashion and Frugality: English Patterned Silks and Connecticut River Valley Women’s Fashion in the 18th Century  
Ned Lazaro, of Historic Deerfield, will explore the ownership and survival of three elaborate 18th-century brocaded silk gowns worn in the Connecticut River Valley. Woven on a draw loom, patterned silks like brocades took weeks or months to make, and were extremely costly. A significant investment, these garments continued to be worn and altered as fashions changed, enriching their stories even further for 21st Century fashion scholars and enthusiasts.
Wistariahurst Museum, 238 Cabot Street
Holyoke, Hampden County, MA (CT Valley)
Monday, September 22, 2014 7:00 PM9:00 PM
Witness Uganda, Act III: LGBTQ Human Rights  
Matt Gould and Griffin, the co-creators of the musical Witness Uganda (A.R.T. world premiere, 2013-2014 season) in performance and conversation with Ugandan LGBTQ activist and Robert F. Kennedy Award-winner Frank Mugisha. Moderated by Timothy Patrick McCarthy
Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street
Cambridge, Middlesex County, MA (Greater Boston)

phone: (617) 496-2000 x8834
web: www.americanrepertorytheater.org
cost: free
funded by Mass Humanities
Friday, September 26, 2014 5:00 PM7:00 PM
Faces of Taunton: 375 Years of History Through The Eyes of Those Who Lived It  
Selected from the museum’s remarkable portrait collection, and enhanced with photographs from the archives, Faces of Taunton celebrates the men, women, and children, past and present, who have called the city home. Join us for the largest portrait exhibition in the museum’s history and help us to write the latest chapter in Taunton’s 375 years of storied memories. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.
Old Colony Historical Society, 66 Church Green
Taunton, Bristol County, MA (Southeast)
Friday, September 26, 2014 7:30 PM
Frankenstein  
A new adaptation of Mary Shelly's classic tale is brought to life. Director Linda McInerney said, "This is a wild story that takes the audience on an unforgettable roller coaster ride through the life experience of the Creature. We follow his birth, his rejection by his father, his abuse and mounting rage, and his superhuman travels around the world ending in the Arctic on an ice floe as he relentlessly seeks connection with his father, Victor Frankenstein. And by highlighting the prescience of Shelley's novel we hope to further the process of changing our Story from one that sanctions dominance over nature to the New Story of our interconnectedness that will allow the human race to thrive in respectful relationship with the planet. I should let folks know that this is not a show for young children as it has nudity, sexual content, and violence."
Davis Auditorium Lower Level, Springfield Museums D'Amour Fine Arts Museum, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, Hampden County, MA (CT Valley)

phone: (413) 522-1445
web: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/777020
email: lmciner@gmail.com
cost: $20
funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, September 27, 2014 11:00 AM12:00 PM
1940s Women in Labor: Then and Now  
The Academy of Music Theatre will present a panel discussion, "1940s Women in Labor: Then and Now," as a pre-production event to their newly commissioned screwball comedy, "Nobody’s Girl." The Study of Women and Gender program at Smith College hosts the panel discussion, with historians, social critics and labor leaders discussing the play’s themes and their relevance to contemporary issues of gender and class. A particular focus will be opportunities for women workers then and now, using the Academy's first female manager, Mildred Walker, and Betty Friedan as historical models.
Nielson Library, Smith College
Northampton, Hampshire County, MA (CT Valley)

phone: (413) 584-9032
cost: free
Saturday, September 27, 2014 12:00 PM1:00 PM
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live!  
Wistariahurst will grant free admission for one person plus a guest for an historic house tour with a Free Admission Card. Visit our website for tour schedule. Participates are encouraged to schedule tours in advance as group sizes are limited. For more information and to obtain free admission card go to http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday
Wistariahurst Museum, 238 Cabot Street
Holyoke, Hampden County, MA (CT Valley)

phone: (413) 322-5660
web: wistariahurst.org/events/smithsonian-magazine-museum-day-live-2/
email: mcardles@holyoke.org
cost: Free, with admission card
Saturday, September 27, 2014 7:30 PM
Frankenstein  
A new adaptation of Mary Shelly's classic tale is brought to life. Director Linda McInerney said, "This is a wild story that takes the audience on an unforgettable roller coaster ride through the life experience of the Creature. We follow his birth, his rejection by his father, his abuse and mounting rage, and his superhuman travels around the world ending in the Arctic on an ice floe as he relentlessly seeks connection with his father, Victor Frankenstein. And by highlighting the prescience of Shelley's novel we hope to further the process of changing our Story from one that sanctions dominance over nature to the New Story of our interconnectedness that will allow the human race to thrive in respectful relationship with the planet. I should let folks know that this is not a show for young children as it has nudity, sexual content, and violence."
Davis Auditorium Lower Level, Springfield Museums D'Amour Fine Arts Museum, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, Hampden County, MA (CT Valley)

phone: (413) 522-1445
web: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/777020
email: lmciner@gmail.com
cost: $20
funded by Mass Humanities
Monday, September 29, 2014 6:00 PM7:00 PM
Historical Lecture Series: Threads that Bind – Textiles in the Connecticut River Valley: The Cheney Brothers: Silk Manufacturing in Manchester, CT  
Dennis Gleeson will tell the story of theCheney Brothers, founders of world renowned silk mills in 1838, famous for premium quality silk thread and fabrics and the inventors of innovative silk processing techniques. The Cheney Brothers were also known for their generosity- building over the course of 50 years: workers’ housing, schools, Cheney Hall, a public library and land for churches and parks. Learn about the growth of the company to 1923 when it had almost 5,000 employees to its decline due to wars, tariffs and depression.
Wistariahurst Museum, 238 Cabot Street
Holyoke, Hampden County, MA (CT Valley)
Saturday, October 4, 2014 10:30 AM12:00 PM
Family Adventures in Reading - Huntington Public Library  
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
Huntington Public Library, 7 East Main Street
Huntington, Hampshire County, MA (CT Valley)

phone: (413) 667-3506
email: huntingtonlib@comcast.net
cost: free
funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, October 11, 2014 10:30 AM12:00 PM
Family Adventures in Reading - Huntington Public Library  
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
Huntington Public Library, 7 East Main Street
Huntington, Hampshire County, MA (CT Valley)

phone: (413) 667-3506
email: huntingtonlib@comcast.net
cost: free
funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, October 11, 2014 11:00 AM12:30 PM
Family Adventures in Reading - Parlin Memorial Library  
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
Parlin Memorial Library, 410 Broadway
Everett, Middlesex County, MA (Northeast)

phone: (617) 394-2306
email: vandalin@noblenet.org
cost: free
funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, October 11, 2014 12:00 PM1:30 PM
Family Adventures in Reading - Raynham Public Library  
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
Raynham Public Library, 760 South Main Street
Raynham, Bristol County, MA (Southeast)

phone: (508) 823-1344
email: kbrother@sailsinc.org
cost: free
funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, October 11, 2014 1:00 PM2:30 PM
Family Adventures in Reading - East Longmeadow Public Library  
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
East Longmeadow Public Library, 60 Center Square
East Longmeadow, Hampden County, MA (CT Valley)

phone: (413) 525-5400 x1505
email: jenny.kinder@eastlongmeadowma.gov
cost: free
funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, October 11, 2014 3:00 PM4:30 PM
Family Adventures in Reading for Preteens -J.V. Fletcher Public Library  
A reading and discussion program for families with children ages 10-13. Children and their parents or caregivers will read chapters from age-appropriate novels and convene four times. Skilled facilitators will lead provocative conversations.
J.V. Fletcher Library, 50 Main Street
Westford, Middlesex County, MA (Northeast)

phone: (978) 399-2307
email: kmcgann@westfordma.gov
cost: free
funded by Mass Humanities
Sunday, October 12, 2014 2:00 PM4:00 PM
What We Heard, What We Saw: Three Chatham Women Share Memories of Our Town  
Three women who were born and raised in Chatham give their personal histories of the town over the years.
Atwood House Museum, 347 Stage Harbor Rd.
Chatham, Barnstable County, MA (Cape & Islands)

phone: (508) 945-2493
web: www.chathamhistoricalsociety.org
cost: Free
Friday, October 17, 2014 8:00 PMTuesday, October 17, 2017
"Nobody's Girl", a World Premiere Screwball Comedy  
Nobody's Girl is the Academy of Music Theatre's first commissioned play, a screwball comedy by Pioneer Valley playwright Harley Erdman, based on real events that occurred at the Academy of Music in Northampton, MA, in the early 1940s. The story is inspired by the life of Mildred E. Walker, the first woman to be appointed Manager at the Academy of Music, whose promotion spawned outrage from the theater's lessees and resulted in a front-page court case. Directed by Sheila Siragusa.
Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main Street
Northampton, Hampshire County, MA (CT Valley)

phone: (413) 584-9032 x105
web: www.academyofmusictheatre.com
cost: $20-25 plus service fees
funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, October 18, 2014 10:30 AM12:00 PM
Family Adventures in Reading - Huntington Public Library  
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
Huntington Public Library, 7 East Main Street
Huntington, Hampshire County, MA (CT Valley)

phone: (413) 667-3506
email: huntingtonlib@comcast.net
cost: free
funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, October 18, 2014 11:00 AM12:30 PM
Family Adventures in Reading - Parlin Memorial Library  
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
Parlin Memorial Library, 410 Broadway
Everett, Middlesex County, MA (Northeast)

phone: (617) 394-2306
email: vandalin@noblenet.org
cost: free
funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, October 18, 2014 12:00 PM1:30 PM
Family Adventures in Reading - Raynham Public Library  
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
Raynham Public Library, 760 South Main Street
Raynham, Bristol County, MA (Southeast)

phone: (508) 823-1344
email: kbrother@sailsinc.org
cost: free
funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, October 18, 2014 1:00 PM2:30 PM
Family Adventures in Reading - Lynn Public Library  
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
Lynn Public Library, 5 North Common Street
Lynn, Essex County, MA (Northeast)

phone: (781) 595-0567 ext. 110
email: scronin@noblenet.org
cost: free
funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, October 18, 2014 1:00 PM2:30 PM
Family Adventures in Reading - East Longmeadow Public Library  
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
East Longmeadow Public Library, 60 Center Square
East Longmeadow, Hampden County, MA (CT Valley)

phone: (413) 525-5400 x1505
email: jenny.kinder@eastlongmedowma.gov
cost: free
funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, October 18, 2014 2:00 PM3:30 PM
Family Adventures in Reading - Grafton Public Library  
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
Grafton Public Library, 35 Grafton Common
Grafton, Worcester County, MA (Central)

phone: (508) 839-4649
email: acusher@cwmars.org
cost: free
funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, October 18, 2014 8:00 PM
"Nobody's Girl", a World Premiere Screwball Comedy  
Nobody's Girl is the Academy of Music Theatre's first commissioned play, a screwball comedy by Pioneer Valley playwright Harley Erdman, based on real events that occurred at the Academy of Music in Northampton, MA, in the early 1940s. The story is inspired by the life of Mildred E. Walker, the first woman to be appointed Manager at the Academy of Music, whose promotion spawned outrage from the theater's lessees and resulted in a front-page court case. Directed by Sheila Siragusa.
Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main Street
Northampton, Hampshire County, MA (CT Valley)

phone: (413) 584-9032 x105
web: www.academyofmusictheatre.com
cost: $20 - 25, plus service fees
funded by Mass Humanities
Sunday, October 19, 2014 2:00 PM5:00 PM
Created Equal: Conversations on the American Social Contract  
Mass Humanities celebrates its fortieth anniversary with a film-and-discussion program that takes on urgent questions about the American social contract today. What do we owe each other? How can we deliver on the promise of equality that animates our democracy? The time to talk is NOW! Join moderator Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello for a two-hour film-and-discussion program. The program will feature clips from "The Loving Story," " Slavery by Another Name," "Freedom Riders," and "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers." Followed by an alcohol free reception.
TBD
Brockton, Plymouth County, MA (Southeast)

phone: (413) 584-8440 x100
web: masshumanities.org/40th_events_brockton
cost: Free and open to the public. Pre-registration required. Register online or by calling.
funded by Mass Humanities
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 7:00 PMSunday, October 26, 2014 5:00 PM
Greenfield Annual Word Festival  
Last year over 140 writers took part. This, the fifth year, will be 6 days, with one day for a story competition called The Mole, five minute true stories without a script or notes, voted on by the entire audience. 5 days of venues throughout downtown Greenfield where beginner and pro writers, poets, spoken word artists will present their work in 10 minute slots. Each night has a 9:00 show, showcasing some of the best in New England and beyond. The festival is free to the participants and for the audience.
Various venues in Greenfield
Greenfield, Franklin County, MA (CT Valley)

phone: (978) 544-8784
web: www.gawfest.org
email: paul@humanerrorpublishing.com
cost: Free to participants and audience. Donations accepted.
Thursday, October 23, 2014 7:00 PM10:00 PM
Created Equal: Conversations on the American Social Contract  
Mass Humanities celebrates its fortieth anniversary with a film-and-discussion program that takes on urgent questions about the American social contract today. What do we owe each other? How can we deliver on the promise of equality that animates our democracy? The time to talk is NOW! Join moderator Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello for a two-hour film-and-discussion program. The program will feature clips from "The Loving Story," "Slavery by Another Name," "Freedom Riders," and "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers." Followed by a reception.
Berkshire Museum, 39 South St
Pittsfield, Berkshire County, MA (Berkshire)

phone: (413) 584-8440 x100
web: masshumanities.org/40th_events_pittsfield
cost: Free and open to the public. Pre-registration required. Register online or by calling.
funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, October 25, 2014 10:30 AM12:00 PM
Family Adventures in Reading - Huntington Public Library  
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
Huntington Public Library, 7 East Main Street
Huntington, Hampshire County, MA (CT Valley)

phone: (413) 667-3506
email: huntingtonlib@comcast.net
cost: free
funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, October 25, 2014 11:00 AM12:30 PM
Family Adventures in Reading - Parlin Memorial Library  
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
Parlin Memorial Library, 410 Broadway
Everett, Middlesex County, MA (Northeast)

phone: (617) 394-2306
email: vandalin@noblenet.org
cost: free
funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, October 25, 2014 12:00 PM1:30 PM
Family Adventures in Reading - Raynham Public Library  
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
Raynham Public Library, 760 South Main Street
Raynham, Bristol County, MA (Southeast)

phone: (508) 823-1344
email: kbrother@sailsinc.org
cost: free
funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, October 25, 2014 1:00 PM2:30 PM
Family Adventures in Reading - Lynn Public Library  
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
Lynn Public Library, 5 North Common Street
Lynn, Essex County, MA (Northeast)

phone: (781) 595-0567 ext. 110
email: scronin@noblenet.org
cost: free
funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, October 25, 2014 2:00 PM3:30 PM
Family Adventures in Reading - Grafton Public Library  
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
Grafton Public Library, 35 Grafton Common
Grafton, Worcester County, MA (Central)

phone: (508) 839-4649
email: acusher@cwmars.org
cost: free
funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, October 25, 2014 3:00 PM4:30 PM
Family Adventures in Reading for Preteens -J.V. Fletcher Public Library  
A reading and discussion program for families with children ages 10-13. Children and their parents or caregivers will read chapters from age-appropriate novels and convene four times. Skilled facilitators will lead provocative conversations.
J.V. Fletcher Library, 50 Main Street
Westford, Middlesex County, MA (Northeast)

phone: (978) 399-2307
email: kmcgann@westfordma.gov
cost: free
funded by Mass Humanities
Sunday, October 26, 2014 2:00 PM5:00 PM
Created Equal: Conversations on the American Social Contract  
Mass Humanities celebrates its fortieth anniversary with a film-and-discussion program that takes on urgent questions about the American social contract today. What do we owe each other? How can we deliver on the promise of equality that animates our democracy? The time to talk is NOW! Join moderator Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello for a two-hour film-and-discussion program. The program will feature clips from "The Loving Story," "Slavery by Another Name," "Freedom Riders," and "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers." Followed by an alcohol free reception.
Worcester Public Library, 3 Salem St
Worcester, Worcester County, MA (Central)

phone: (413) 584-8440 x100
web: masshumanities.org/40th_events_worcester
cost: Free and open to the public. Pre-registration required. Register online or by calling.
funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, November 1, 2014 10:30 AM12:00 PM
Family Adventures in Reading - Huntington Public Library  
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
Huntington Public Library, 7 East Main Street
Huntington, Hampshire County, MA (CT Valley)

phone: (413) 667-3506
email: huntingtonlib@comcast.net
cost: free
funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, November 1, 2014 11:00 AM12:30 PM
Family Adventures in Reading - Parlin Memorial Library  
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
Parlin Memorial Library, 410 Broadway
Everett, Middlesex County, MA (Northeast)

phone: (617) 394-2306
email: vandalin@noblenet.org
cost: free
funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, November 1, 2014 12:00 PM1:30 PM
Family Adventures in Reading - Raynham Public Library  
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
Raynham Public Library, 760 South Main Street
Raynham, Bristol County, MA (Southeast)

phone: (508) 823-1344
email: kbrother@sailsinc.org
cost: free
funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, November 1, 2014 1:00 PM2:30 PM
Family Adventures in Reading - Lynn Public Library  
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
Lynn Public Library, 5 North Common Street
Lynn, Essex County, MA (Northeast)

phone: (781) 595-0567 ext. 110
email: scronin@noblenet.org
cost: free
funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, November 1, 2014 1:00 PM2:30 PM
Family Adventures in Reading - East Longmeadow Public Library  
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
East Longmeadow Public Library, 60 Center Square
East Longmeadow, Hampden County, MA (CT Valley)

phone: (413) 525-5400 x1505
email: jenny.kinder@eastlongmeadowma.gov
cost: free
funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, November 1, 2014 2:00 PM3:30 PM
Family Adventures in Reading - Grafton Public Library  
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
Grafton Public Library, 35 Grafton Common
Grafton, Worcester County, MA (Central)

phone: (508) 839-4649
email: acusher@cwmars.org
cost: free
funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, November 8, 2014 10:30 AM12:00 PM
Family Adventures in Reading - Huntington Public Library  
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
Huntington Public Library, 7 East Main Street
Huntington, Hampshire County, MA (CT Valley)

phone: (413) 667-3506
email: huntingtonlib@comcast.net
cost: free
funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, November 8, 2014 11:00 AM12:30 PM
Family Adventures in Reading - Parlin Memorial Library  
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
Parlin Memorial Library, 410 Broadway
Everett, Middlesex County, MA (Northeast)

phone: (617) 394-2306
email: vandalin@noblenet.org
cost: free
funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, November 8, 2014 12:00 PM1:30 PM
Family Adventures in Reading - Raynham Public Library  
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
Raynham Public Library, 760 South Main Street
Raynham, Bristol County, MA (Southeast)

phone: (508) 823-1344
email: kbrother@sailsinc.org
cost: free
funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, November 8, 2014 1:00 PM2:30 PM
Family Adventures in Reading - East Longmeadow Public Library  
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
East Longmeadow Public Library, 60 Center Square
East Longmeadow, Hampden County, MA (CT Valley)

phone: (413) 525-5400 x1505
email: jenny.kinder@eastlongmeadowma.gov
cost: free
funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, November 8, 2014 1:00 PM2:30 PM
Family Adventures in Reading - Lynn Public Library  
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
Lynn Public Library, 5 North Common Street
Lynn, Essex County, MA (Northeast)

phone: (781) 595-0567 ext. 110
email: scronin@noblenet.org
cost: free
funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, November 8, 2014 3:00 PM4:30 PM
Family Adventures in Reading for Preteens -J.V. Fletcher Public Library  
A reading and discussion program for families with children ages 10-13. Children and their parents or caregivers will read chapters from age-appropriate novels and convene four times. Skilled facilitators will lead provocative conversations.
J.V. Fletcher Library, 50 Main Street
Westford, Middlesex County, MA (Northeast)

phone: (978) 399-2307
email: kmcgann@westfordma.gov
cost: free
funded by Mass Humanities
Sunday, November 9, 2014 2:00 PMSaturday, November 9, 2019 4:00 PM
Reynard and Gildersleeve: Shaping the World, the Nation, and Cape Cod  
Marsha Finley lectures on Elizabeth Reynard and Virginia Gildersleeve, with emphasis on the many important causes they were involved in: women's educational equality and sufferage, the WAVES in WWII, the drafting of the UN Charter, and the establishment of a modern educational system in post-war Japan. Finley focuses on their love of Cape Cod, Reynard's books based on Cape folklore, their time in Chatham in a neighborhood filled with artists (like Harold Brett) and other intellectuals, their renovation and donation of the Jericho House in Dennis, etc. Gildersleeve and Reynard organized a women's group to halt Air Force bombing off Monomoy, for example.
Atwood House Museum, 347 Stage Harbor Rd.
Chatham, Barnstable County, MA (Cape & Islands)

phone: (508) 945-2493
web: www.chathamhistoricalsociety.org/
cost: Free
Saturday, November 15, 2014 11:00 AM12:30 PM
Family Adventures in Reading - Parlin Memorial Library  
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
Parlin Memorial Library, 410 Broadway
Everett, Middlesex County, MA (Northeast)

phone: (617) 394-2306
email: vandalin@noblenet.org
cost: free
funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, November 15, 2014 12:00 PM1:30 PM
Family Adventures in Reading - Raynham Public Library  
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
Raynham Public Library, 760 South Main Street
Raynham, Bristol County, MA (Southeast)

phone: (508) 823-1344
email: kbrother@sailsinc.org
cost: free
funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, November 15, 2014 1:00 PM2:30 PM
Family Adventures in Reading - Lynn Public Library  
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
Lynn Public Library, 5 North Common Street
Lynn, Essex County, MA (Northeast)

phone: (781) 595-0567 ext. 110
email: scronin@noblenet.org
cost: free
funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, November 15, 2014 1:00 PM2:30 PM
Family Adventures in Reading - East Longmeadow Public Library  
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
East Longmeadow Public Library, 60 Center Square
East Longmeadow, Hampden County, MA (CT Valley)

phone: (413) 525-5400 x1505
email: jenny.kinder@eastlongmeadowma.gov
cost: free
funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, November 15, 2014 2:00 PM3:30 PM
Family Adventures in Reading - Grafton Public Library  
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
Grafton Public Library, 35 Grafton Common
Grafton, Worcester County, MA (Central)

phone: (508) 839-4649
email: acusher@cwmars.org
cost: free
funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, November 22, 2014 1:00 PM2:30 PM
Family Adventures in Reading - East Longmeadow Public Library  
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
East Longmeadow Public Library, 60 Center Square
East Longmeadow, Hampden County, MA (CT Valley)

phone: (413) 525-5400 x1505
email: jenny.kinder@eastlongmeadowma.gov
cost: free
funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, November 22, 2014 1:00 PM2:30 PM
Family Adventures in Reading - Lynn Public Library  
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
Lynn Public Library, 5 North Common Street
Lynn, Essex County, MA (Northeast)

phone: (781) 595-0567 ext. 110
email: scronin@noblenet.org
cost: free
funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, November 22, 2014 2:00 PM3:30 PM
Family Adventures in Reading - Grafton Public Library  
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
Grafton Public Library, 35 Grafton Common
Grafton, Worcester County, MA (Central)

phone: (508) 839-4649
email: acusher@cwmars.org
cost: free
funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, November 22, 2014 3:00 PM4:30 PM
Family Adventures in Reading for Preteens -J.V. Fletcher Public Library  
A reading and discussion program for families with children ages 10-13. Children and their parents or caregivers will read chapters from age-appropriate novels and convene four times. Skilled facilitators will lead provocative conversations.
J.V. Fletcher Library, 50 Main Street
Westford, Middlesex County, MA (Northeast)

phone: (978) 399-2307
email: kmcgann@westfordma.gov
cost: free
funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, November 29, 2014 2:00 PM3:30 PM
Family Adventures in Reading - Grafton Public Library  
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
Grafton Public Library, 35 Grafton Common
Grafton, Worcester County, MA (Central)

phone: (508) 839-4649
email: acusher@cwmars.org
cost: free
funded by Mass Humanities
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 6:30 PM8:00 PM
Family Adventures in Reading for Preteens - Sturbridge  
A reading and discussion program for families with children ages 10-13. Children and their parents or caregivers will read chapters from age-appropriate novels and convene four times. Skilled facilitators will lead provocative conversations.
Joshua Hyde Library, 306 Main Street
Sturbridge, Worcester County, MA (Central)

email: czelazo@cwmars.org
cost: free
funded by Mass Humanities
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 6:30 PM8:00 PM
Family Adventures in Reading for Preteens - Sturbridge  
A reading and discussion program for families with children ages 10-13. Children and their parents or caregivers will read chapters from age-appropriate novels and convene four times. Skilled facilitators will lead provocative conversations.
Joshua Hyde Library, 306 Main Street
Sturbridge, Worcester County, MA (Central)

phone: (508) 347-2512
email: czelazo@cwmars.org
cost: free
funded by Mass Humanities
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 6:30 PM8:00 PM
Family Adventures in Reading for Preteens - Sturbridge  
A reading and discussion program for families with children ages 10-13. Children and their parents or caregivers will read chapters from age-appropriate novels and convene four times. Skilled facilitators will lead provocative conversations.
Joshua Hyde Library, 306 Main Street
Sturbridge, Worcester County, MA (Central)

phone: (508) 347-2512
email: czelazo@cwmars.org
cost: free
funded by Mass Humanities
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 6:30 PM8:00 PM
Family Adventures in Reading for Preteens - Sturbridge  
A reading and discussion program for families with children ages 10-13. Children and their parents or caregivers will read chapters from age-appropriate novels and convene four times. Skilled facilitators will lead provocative conversations.
Joshua Hyde Library, 306 Main Street
Sturbridge, Worcester County, MA (Central)

phone: (508) 347-2512
email: czelazo@cwmars.org
cost: free
funded by Mass Humanities

Exhibits

Saturday, April 5, 2014 Saturday, October 25, 2014
The Things They Left Us: A Glimpse Into Civil War Life for Hatfield Men and Boys  
What do a blood-stained Bible, a 34-star flag and a small, leatherbound diary from 1862-63 have in common? They are all part of the Civil War history of the Connecticut River Valley, and they tell stories about the men who fought and those who died. We've got canon balls, large and small; an M-1851 Springfield musket; leather cartridge cases; a Confederate and a Union canteen, and more! Come visit the Hatfield Historical Museum on Saturday mornings from 9:30 to 12:30, or Tuesday mornings by appointment.
Hatfield Historical Museum, 39 Main St., 2nd floor of library
Hatfield, Hampshire County, MA (CT Valley)

phone: (413) 247-0308
web: hatfieldhistory.weebly.com
email: kagow@comcast.net
cost: Free
Monday, April 28, 2014 9:30 AMSunday, March 15, 2015 4:30 PM
Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork in the Early 20th Century  
In the early 20th century the village of Deerfield supported a thriving Arts and Crafts community of metalsmiths, potters, furniture makers, photographers, embroiderers, and basket makers. Frequently inspired by objects from New England's past, these artisans combined older designs and techniques in new and creative ways to sell to a 20th-century audience. Several of the Deerfield artisans, who were predominantly women, achieved national recognition for their work. This exhibition will feature more than 25 objects from Historic Deerfield's collections and will include objects made by Madeline Yale Wynne, Cornelius Kelley, the Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework, and the Pocumtuck Basket Makers.
Historic Deerfield, The Flynt Center of Early New England Life, 80 Old Main Street
Deerfield, Franklin County, MA (CT Valley)

phone: (413) 775-7214
web: www.historic-deerfield.org
email: info@historic-deerfield.org
cost: $5-$14
Thursday, June 12, 2014 10:00 AMSaturday, January 24, 2015 4:00 PM
Letters and Photographs from the Battle Country: Massachusetts Women in the First World War  
To commemorate the centennial of the outbreak of World War I, the Massachusetts Historical Society has organized an exhibition focusing on two of the hundreds of women from the Commonwealth who went to France as members of the U.S. armed forces, the Red Cross, and other war relief organizations. From the Society’s extraordinary collection of women’s remembrances, the exhibition features photographs, letters, diaries, and memorabilia related to Margaret Hall and Eleanor (Nora) Saltonstall, Red Cross volunteers in France. Both women were keen observers of the climactic months of the war and depicted what they witnessed in vivid detail. Please see website for building closings.
Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street
Boston, Middlesex County, MA (Greater Boston)

phone: (617) 536-1608
web: www.masshist.org
cost: Free
Saturday, June 21, 2014 10:00 AMMonday, October 13, 2014 4:00 PM
Historic Wedding Gowns and Accessories Exhibit  
Atwood House is pleased to present a small exhibit of wedding clothing and accessories on display in the historic Atwood House. The gowns and clothing dating from 1830 to the late 1800’s, will be on display starting June 21st through Columbus Day Weekend. Most of the gowns were originally worn as wedding dresses by women who lived in Chatham. In addition to these items there will also be three other antique dresses from the Chatham Historical Society collection on view throughout the historic house.
347 Stage Harbor Road
Chatham, Barnstable County, MA (Cape & Islands)

phone: (508) 945-2493
web: www.chathamhistoricalsociety.org/
email: info@chathamhistorical.org
cost: $6.00 for adults $3.00 for children

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