North Weymouth, Massachusetts
General, History, Historic House, Historical Society
Due to the ongoing preservation work in 2012, the Birthplace is closed. Special tours and programs will be scheduled when the work is completed. Please stay tuned to this website and our Facebook page for updates.
West Tisbury, Massachusetts
Art, Children's, Culture, General, History, Science, Specialized
isit the new main exhibition, Textile Revolution: An Exploration through Space and Time, to spin, weave, recycle, and design your way through textile history. Simulate parachuting from a real single-engine plane, throw the shuttle on an authentic hand loom, and design your own clothing line on a computer. See how textiles are changing your world, from protective clothing for firefighters and soldiers to revolutionary “shark skin” suits for our gold-medal Olympic swimmers - and so much more.
History, Historic House, Historical Society
The Amherst History Museum is an amusement park for the History buff. The museum exhibits most of its collection in its gallery and period rooms. Its current exhibition, "Emily Dickinson's Amherst," features the poet's white dress and tells the story of Amherst through 19th century photographs and objects. The 1750 ca. Strong House represents the many eras of New England. Knowledgeable tour guides lead visitors through the period rooms.
Culture, History, Historic House, Library, Military
Admission: Free! The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts is the oldest chartered military organization in the western hemisphere. On display in the Museum are military artifacts, weaponry, uniforms, medals, and gifts to the company. Items span all conflicts from the Revolution to the battlefields of Desert Storm. A special display houses items from the Honorable Artillery Company of London. You will also notice as you tour items from the Swiss Guard.
History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
The Amos Blanchard House and Barn Museum in downtown Andover, Massachusetts, recreates the life and times of a typical middle-class family of the early 19th century. Educational programs and changing exhibits explore many aspects of Andover's fascinating 350 year history.
Art, Culture, History, Library
The museum is great place to learn about the Armenian heritage: ancient artifacts, rare manuscripts, rugs, textiles, paintings, and musical instruments. The Museum is the largest Armenian museum outside Armenia, and is the second largest ethnic museum in New England. ALMA houses the most extensive collection of Armenian artifacts in North America, with over 20,000 items, 18,000 books, 5,000 coins, 3,000 textiles, 930 rare books, 800 oral histories and 170 Armenian oriental rugs.
Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society
Asa Waters II was born in 1769 in the section of Sutton which later became Millbury in 1813. He learned the art of gunsmithing in his father’s shop. Because of lucrative government contracts, the armory, which he and his brother founded, prospered. He was founder of the Millbury Bank and became a State Representative in 1823.
His plan to erect the stateliest residence in the country for his wife, Susan Holman Waters, was set in motion in 1824.
History, Historical Society
Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Specialized
The Society has constructed two Azorean whaleboats, the Fayal and the Pico, displaying and sailing them throughout the region. These sleek and colorful craft function as distinctive cultural ambassadors, raising awareness and pride within the Azorean community on both sides of the Atlantic.