To help us celebrate October as Massachusetts Archaeology Month, Jade Luiz will give a talk on her work involving a 19th-century Boston Brothel. How do archaeologists know what they know about the past? From health and hygiene to dining and entertainment, archaeologists use a combination of historical documents and data from artifacts to weave a story about everyday life in a 19th-century Brothel in Boston’s North End. Jade is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Archaeology, Boston University, where she has been working to re-create 19th daily life from artifacts uncovered by the Big Dig. Come see how history is brought to light.
November 20th, 2016
Kirk Nelson, Director, New Bedford Museum of Glass, Presents
Early New England Glassmaking
Kirk Nelson, Director and President of the New Bedford Museum of Glass (http://www.nbmog.org), will present a History of Early New England Glass Making, featuring glass factories in Sandwich, New Bedford, East Cambridge and South Boston as well as bottle and window makers in New Hampshire and Vermont. Mr. Nelson has an extensive background as a museum curator and has had a long time interest in glass, including working as a glass cutter. Come join us!
Annual Dinner for Historical Society Volunteers
Date, Time and Venue to be Announced
January 15th, 2017
Dina Vargo, Author, PresentsWild Women of Boston: Mettle and Moxie in the Hub
February 19th, 2017
Richard Gutman, Author and Historian, Presents
The Worcester Lunch Car Company and the American Diner
March 19th, 2017
Alan R Earls, Author and Historian, Presents
Route 128 and the Birth of the Age of High Tech
April 9th, 2017
(Ashland and Hopkinton Society Members Only)
Joel Sparks, Ashland Historical Society, Presents
Cemeteries, Universities and Shoes:
Stories Connecting Ashland, Holliston and Hopkinton With Early Centers of Higher Education
Annual End of the Year Business Meeting and Potluck
for Society Members
Date and Time to be Announced
All Events are subject to date changes and/or cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen events.
Changes and cancellations will be posted on this site and emailed to Society members.