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Massachusetts Students Win Awards at National History Day

Massachusetts sent 70 students from across the Commonwealth to compete at National History Day in College Park, Maryland. Congratulations to those who came home with awards and notable mentions as well as to everyone who participated in the program this year. The Massachusetts Historical Society, the state sponsor for Massachusetts History Day, the state affiliate of National History Day, is pleased to announce a number of award-winning students and projects from the national competition that took place on June 9-13, at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland. National History Day is a yearlong interdisciplinary program focused on historical research, interpretation, and creative expression for students in grades 6 through 12. Students conduct primary- and secondary-source research on a historical topic of their choosing and present their work through a documentary ...

New Trustees, Overseers, and Fellows Approved at MHS Annual Meeting

The vote was unanimous. As the governing body, the Fellows of the MHS approved six new Trustees as well as eight new Overseers at the Society's Annual Meeting on 12 June 2019. Eleven Fellows were also officially accepted during the meeting. After business concluded, a tribute was given in recognition of 25 years of service to the Society by employees Jennifer Smith, Operations Assistant, and Mary E. Yacovone, Senior Cataloger. Retiring Trustees Joyce E. Chaplin and Herbert P. Dane were thanked for their years of service along with retiring Overseers Amy de Rahm, Nancy Anthony, Richard W. Cheek, Jonathan Hecht, Thomas M. Paine, Robert Pemberton, Alan Rogers, and William P. Veillette. The Society’s new Trustees include Edward Baldini, Nancy Cott, Annette Gordon-Reed, René F. Jones, James W. Segel, and Michael Shea. Edward Baldini is ...

"Can She Do It?" Explores the Activism and Debate Around Women’s Right to Vote in Massachusetts

Opens to the public on Friday, 26 April at 10:00 AM Colorful political cartoons, engaging campaign materials, and visual propaganda illustrate the passion of those who argued for and against women’s suffrage. Commemorating 100 years since Massachusetts ratified the 19th Amendment, a new exhibition at the Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS) explores the activism and debate around women’s suffrage in Massachusetts. Featuring dynamic imagery from the collection of the MHS, “Can She Do It?” Massachusetts Debates a Woman’s Right to Vote illustrates the passion on each side of the suffrage question. The exhibition is open at the MHS April 26 through September 21, 2019, Monday and Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and Tuesday from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM. For over a century, ...

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