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Adams Timeline

Screenshot of Adams Family TimelineSpanning the years 1735 to 1889, the Adams Timeline is a searchable collections of important events and happenings in the lives of John and Abigail Adams and their immediate family.

 

 

Family tree

Screenshot of Adams Family TreeThe Adams Family Tree includes nine generations of John and Abigail Adams' ancestors and descendants, dating from 1590 to 1935.

 

 

 

Secondary Sources

This list includes some of the many titles available for additional reading on the Adams family.

Adams Resources at Other Institutions

Online content related to the Adams family is available at other institutions, including The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library and Adams National Historical Park in Quincy, Mass.

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The History and Collections of the MHS

20Jan 10:00AM 2018

The History and Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society Tour is a 90-minute docent-led walk through our public rooms. The tour is free, open to the public, ...

History of Women and Gender Seminar

The "Woman Inventor" as a Political Tool of Female Suffragists: Patents, Invention, and Civil Rights ...

23Jan 5:30PM 2018
Location: Massachusetts Historical Society

After the Patent Act of 1790, patents played an important social and political role in the formation of American nationhood and citizenship. Part of a larger book ...

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Peter J. Gomes Memorial Book Prize Award & Reception

25Jan 6:00PM 2018
There will be a pre-talk reception at 5:30.

Please join us for a special evening in which Tamara Plakins Thornton will receive the 2017 Gomes Prize for Nathaniel Bowditch and the Power of Numbers: How a 19th ...

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