Judith Monachina

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Historic “gems” lie in wait to be discovered–one student’s story

You never know what sort of historical treasures lie right under your nose. I was cleaning up one of the barns at my family’s farm when I stumbled across a large stack of documents. Upon closer inspection, the documents turned out to be pages of an herbarium (i.e., a collection of pressed plants) that was …

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Conversations on the Commons: Reopening in an Unprecedented Era

On Friday, June 5, from 1:00-2:30 PM, join Ken Turino (manager of Community Partnerships and Resource Development at Historic New England), Pleun Bouricius (curator of the Plainfield Historical Society and President of the Mass. History Alliance), and moderator Margo Shea (Assistant Professor of History at Salem State University) for a discussion on the reopening process. …

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Jacob’s Virtual Pillow archives brought to your computer

Jacob’s Pillow is a National Historic Landmark that hosts America’s longest-running international dance festival. In addition to hosting the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, the site also consists of extensive archives. For years, Jacob’s Pillow archivist Norton Owen has been building a formidable collection. Now, during this period of self-isolation, the archives are finding their ways …

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CLHO Colleague Circles are back—virtually!

Every other Friday at noon, join the Connecticut League of History Organizations on Zoom for discussions on timely topics. Coming up: June 5: COVID Collecting with Mike Kemezis (CT Digital Archive), Molly Woods (CT Historical Society), and Caroline Klibanoff (National Museum of American History) June 19: Digital Internships with Leah Glaser (CCSU) Click here to …

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Witness to History, Mass Historical asks, What are your COVID 19 experiences?

From the Mass Historical Site Momentous Happenings In 1798, founder of the Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS) Jeremy Belknap realized that the momentous happenings of his lifetime would be tomorrow’s history. He sat down and wrote to Paul Revere and asked him to recount the night of his famous ride. Revere’s response is how we know …

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Mass. Historical inviting people to contribute their COVID-19 experiences

Mass Historical is inviting people to contribute their COVID 19 experiences to their collection. Record your experiences on a daily, weekly, or intermittent basis by: Keeping a journal and donating it to the MHS. For more information, contact collections@masshist.org. Contributing your thoughts and images online. Visit our COVID-19 web display to learn more and to …

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The story of a circus elephant in the Berkshires, 167 years ago

For 167 years, the remains of Columbus, a circus elephant, have been lost beneath the woods in Lenox, Massachusetts.  Two attempts to find him have been unsuccessful, but now local film maker, Leo Mahoney is solving the mystery. You are invited by Leo Mahoney  to listen to the story of Columbus.  The talk will be …

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Stockbridge Library asks kids to help them document pandemic

The Stockbridge Library is asking kids to help them document the pandemic.  See News & Events for that post. https://housatonichistory.org/?p=378&preview=true

Stockbridge Library asks kids to help them document the pandemic

The Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives presents a special project just for kids! Our current pandemic and Global Pause mean that all of us are living in unprecedented times. Youth Librarian Jenney Maloy would like to invite children ages 4 to 18 to share their daily experiences and thoughts to help create a historical record …

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Afternoon Tea with CLHO & New England Museum Association/virtual of course

Brew a cup of your favorite tea and join us for an online conversation with other Connecticut museums and history organizations! Share what’s on your mind, hear what your colleagues around the state are doing, and talk with League director Amrys Williams, as well as staff from the New England Museum Association. Tuesday, April 7, …

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