February

Teacher Workshopbegins Women in the Era of the American Revolution 22 February 2017.Wednesday, 9:00AM - 4:00PM Please RSVP   Registration fee: $40 (free for students) Study the revolution through the words and artifacts of the women who lived it. Women were vital ...

Study the revolution through the words and artifacts of the women who lived it. Women were vital consumers (and boycotters) of imported goods, and they functioned as heads of household while their male family members served in the military or traveled on political missions. We will explore the daily lives of these revolutionary women, including those who served as soldiers and secret agents, or followed the army as cooks and laundresses. The program fee includes a visit to the Museum of Fine Arts.

This program is open to K-12 educators. Teachers can earn 45 PDPs and 2 graduate credits (for an additional fee).

Please email education@masshist.org or call 617-646-0557 for more information or to register.

Image: The Female Review: or, Memoirs of an American Young Lady ...  Frontispiece including an engraved portrait of Deborah Sampson. Dedham, [MA]: printed by Nathaniel and Benjamin Heaton, 1797.

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Teacher Workshopends Women in the Era of the American Revolution 23 February 2017.Thursday, 9:00AM - 4:00PM Please RSVP   Registration fee: $40 (free for students) Study the revolution through the words and artifacts of the women who lived it. Women were vital ...

Study the revolution through the words and artifacts of the women who lived it. Women were vital consumers (and boycotters) of imported goods, and they functioned as heads of household while their male family members served in the military or traveled on political missions. We will explore the daily lives of these revolutionary women, including those who served as soldiers and secret agents, or followed the army as cooks and laundresses. The program fee includes a visit to the Museum of Fine Arts.

This program is open to K-12 educators. Teachers can earn 45 PDPs and 2 graduate credits (for an additional fee).

Please email education@masshist.org or call 617-646-0557 for more information or to register.

Image: The Female Review: or, Memoirs of an American Young Lady ...  Frontispiece including an engraved portrait of Deborah Sampson. Dedham, [MA]: printed by Nathaniel and Benjamin Heaton, 1797.

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Teacher Workshop Abraham Lincoln & Emancipation 25 February 2017.Saturday, 9:00AM - 4:00PM Please RSVP   “I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way ...

“I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races….”  Abraham Lincoln, 1858

Investigate Abraham Lincoln’s evolving thoughts on social and political equality for African Americans. How do we reconcile Lincoln’s words from his September 18, 1858, debate with Stephen A. Douglas with the man who signed the Emancipation Proclamation? Together MHS staff, participants will discuss Lincoln’s grounds for opposing slavery and his thoughts on colonization, abolition, and gradual emancipation. Using primary sources from the Society’s collection, participants can debate Lincoln’s rationale for singing the Emancipation Proclamation, as well as public reaction to the edict. We will be joined by Kevin M .Levin, author of Civil War Memory.

This program is open to K-12 educators. Teachers can earn 22.5 PDPs and 1 graduate credit (for an additional fee).

Please email education@masshist.org or call 617-646-0557 for more information or to register.

Image: By the President of the United States: A Proclamation. [Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation]. Washington, D.C.: 1862.

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April
Teacher Workshop Boston to the Rescue: Robert B. Forbes & Irish Famine Relief 20 April 2017.Thursday, 9:00AM - 4:00PM Please RSVP   Registration fee: $25 (free for students) On April 12, 1847, Boston merchant Robert Bennet Forbes arrived in Ireland aboard the USS Jamestown. ...

On April 12, 1847, Boston merchant Robert Bennet Forbes arrived in Ireland aboard the USS Jamestown. The ship carried more than 8,000 barrels of food and provisions to the island’s inhabitants at the height of the Great Famine. We will explore the history of early Irish immigration to Boston and the tensions that divided Catholic immigrants and Protestant New Englanders in the 1830s and 1840s. Despite their differences, private citizens and local organizations rallied to provide indispensable humanitarian aid to a nation in need.

This program is open to K-12 educators. Teachers can earn 22.5 PDPs and 1 graduate credit (for an additional fee).

Please email education@masshist.org or call 617-646-0557 for more information or to register.

Image: The USS Jamestown, by George M. Atkinson, Forbes House Museum.

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Teacher Workshop Women in the Era of the American Revolution Please RSVP   registration required 22 February 2017 to 23 February 2017 Registration fee: $40 (free for students)

Study the revolution through the words and artifacts of the women who lived it. Women were vital consumers (and boycotters) of imported goods, and they functioned as heads of household while their male family members served in the military or traveled on political missions. We will explore the daily lives of these revolutionary women, including those who served as soldiers and secret agents, or followed the army as cooks and laundresses. The program fee includes a visit to the Museum of Fine Arts.

This program is open to K-12 educators. Teachers can earn 45 PDPs and 2 graduate credits (for an additional fee).

Please email education@masshist.org or call 617-646-0557 for more information or to register.

Image: The Female Review: or, Memoirs of an American Young Lady ...  Frontispiece including an engraved portrait of Deborah Sampson. Dedham, [MA]: printed by Nathaniel and Benjamin Heaton, 1797.

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Teacher Workshop Abraham Lincoln & Emancipation Please RSVP   registration required 25 February 2017.Saturday, 9:00AM - 4:00PM

“I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races….”  Abraham Lincoln, 1858

Investigate Abraham Lincoln’s evolving thoughts on social and political equality for African Americans. How do we reconcile Lincoln’s words from his September 18, 1858, debate with Stephen A. Douglas with the man who signed the Emancipation Proclamation? Together MHS staff, participants will discuss Lincoln’s grounds for opposing slavery and his thoughts on colonization, abolition, and gradual emancipation. Using primary sources from the Society’s collection, participants can debate Lincoln’s rationale for singing the Emancipation Proclamation, as well as public reaction to the edict. We will be joined by Kevin M .Levin, author of Civil War Memory.

This program is open to K-12 educators. Teachers can earn 22.5 PDPs and 1 graduate credit (for an additional fee).

Please email education@masshist.org or call 617-646-0557 for more information or to register.

Image: By the President of the United States: A Proclamation. [Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation]. Washington, D.C.: 1862.

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Teacher Workshop Boston to the Rescue: Robert B. Forbes & Irish Famine Relief Please RSVP   registration required 20 April 2017.Thursday, 9:00AM - 4:00PM Registration fee: $25 (free for students)

On April 12, 1847, Boston merchant Robert Bennet Forbes arrived in Ireland aboard the USS Jamestown. The ship carried more than 8,000 barrels of food and provisions to the island’s inhabitants at the height of the Great Famine. We will explore the history of early Irish immigration to Boston and the tensions that divided Catholic immigrants and Protestant New Englanders in the 1830s and 1840s. Despite their differences, private citizens and local organizations rallied to provide indispensable humanitarian aid to a nation in need.

This program is open to K-12 educators. Teachers can earn 22.5 PDPs and 1 graduate credit (for an additional fee).

Please email education@masshist.org or call 617-646-0557 for more information or to register.

Image: The USS Jamestown, by George M. Atkinson, Forbes House Museum.

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