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Here and There: Mixing Business with Pleasure

Posted by Sarah Margerum on December 12, 2011 in events |

Here: First, sign up for Drawing in Pubs, a ten week session hosted by the MFA that meets in a different pub each Thursday and covers basic drawing skills in pencil and ink. Open to all levels over age 21. Next: Get your tickets for the Gardner’s After Hours Opening Bash on January 19. Be [...]

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Here and There: Holiday Fun, Museum-Style

Posted by Sarah Margerum on November 21, 2011 in events |

Thanksgiving break is almost here and it’s time to start planning special holiday activities. I’ve done the research for you and narrowed it down to the six most promising events of the season. Please see museum websites for further details. 1. Christmas by Candlelight at Old Sturbridge Village Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 2-4, 9-11 [...]

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Here and There: The Real Housewife of Beacon Hill

Posted by Sarah Margerum on November 14, 2011 in events |

Find out about exciting local exhibitions and programs that make a connection with “Here and There.” Here: First, attend Historic New England’s “Women of Beacon Hill” walking tour, dedicated to four centuries of fascinating women. The tour features a diverse group of women activists, educators, and philanthropists, including Hepzibah Swan. The group visits the exterior [...]

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Here and There: Ancient Life and Love

Posted by Sarah Margerum on November 8, 2011 in events |

Find out about exciting local exhibitions and programs that make a connection with “Here and There.” Here: First, encounter remnants of everyday life in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius in “A Day in Pompeii,” at the Museum of Science. There: Next, head up to the peak of Mount Olympus and spend some time among the [...]

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Artist-Endowed Foundations: An Emerging Force in Cultural Philanthropy

Posted by Amanda Gustin on October 21, 2011 in events, learning opportunities |

Panel Discussion and Reception Artist-Endowed Foundations: An Emerging Force in Cultural Philanthropy Tuesday, November 8, 2011, 4–6:30pm Arthur M. Sackler Museum, 485 Broadway, Cambridge Please join us for a groundbreaking panel discussion on the emerging role of artist-endowed foundations as a force in cultural philanthropy and in stewarding America’s postwar and contemporary art patrimony. The [...]

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NEMA YEP Birthday Party

Posted by Amanda Gustin on October 7, 2011 in boston emps, events |

The New England Museum Association’s Young Emerging Professionals Professional Affinity Group (that’s NEMA’s YEP PAG, if you prefer acronyms) is turning one year old this fall. To celebrate, they’re having a book club session, some fabulous speakers, and cupcakes. Sound awesome? Read on. Book Club Second Meeting and YEPs Birthday Party When: Wednesday, November 9, [...]

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Meet the Hooper-Lee-Nichols House

Posted by Sarah Margerum on October 3, 2011 in events |

New guest poster: Sarah Margerum is a certificate student at Tufts, and a volunteer at the Cambridge Historical Society. Meet the Hooper-Lee-Nichols House: I know, it’s a mouth full, but that’s what happens when a house has been around since 1685 – it passes through quite a few hands. The Hooper-Lee-Nichols House at 159 Brattle [...]

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Cambridgeport History Day

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 30, 2011 in events |

If you don’t have Saturday afternoon plans yet, check this out. (Even if you do have plans, you might want to cancel them for this!) On Saturday, October 1, 2011, Cambridge will again celebrate Cambridgeport History Day, bringing people together and creating a sense of place and community through shared history and common stories. Dana [...]

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Guy Fawkes Pub Night @ The Old State House

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 28, 2011 in events, meetups |

Remember, remember the fifth of November… …because this year, The Old State House is throwing what sounds like an amazing Guy Fawkes Day party. Says Nathaniel Sheidly, Historian and Director of Public History at the Bostonian Society: The average pub might offer a pop-culture themed pub trivia quiz and the chance to talk about one’s [...]

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Free Historic Sites around Boston

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 16, 2011 in events |

I’ll copy this right from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, because they say it best. But the gist is that they gave $1 million to 14 Boston-area sites, and now those sites are opening up for free or reduced admission on Saturday, September 17. Got it? Now read more. Don’t miss Partners in Preservation [...]

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