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.
Cemetery, Historical Society, Library
The Arlington Historical Society promotes and encourages knowledge of the history of the Town of Arlington from its earliest days (1635) to modern times. We preserve, document, and share Arlington history through exhibits at the Smith Museum, through conserving and offering tours of the Jason Russell House, an eighteenth century home and Revolutionary War battle site, and by hosting a yearly lecture series, school group visits, and academic and family researchers.
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.
Archaeology, Art, Children's, Culture, General, History, Library, Natural History, Science, Specialized
Just as a museum is a place for the muses who inspire art, so an athenæum is a place for Athena, the goddess of wisdom who inspires intellectual pursuits.
Art, Culture, General, History, Library, Specialized
The mission of the Boston Athenæum is to engage all who seek knowledge by making accessible our library’s collections and spaces, thereby inspiring reflection, discourse, creative expression, and joy.
History, Library, Specialized
Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
We are Cambridge history. We inspire interest in and enthusiasm for the Cambridge experience; its changing landscapes and neighborhoods; its workers and thinkers; its daily life and innovative contributions to the nation. We are a resource for everyone who wants to know about Cambridge and its history.
Art, Culture, History, Historic House, Library, Specialized
The Cape Ann Museum tells multiple stories, a relating to this remarkable place. The Museum collects and exhibits the art produced here, interprets the history that shaped it, and narrates the economic and social forces that define it.
Art, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
The Town of Dover began as the Fourth Precinct of Dedham, Springfield Parish, in 1748.
It was separated as the District of Dover in 1784 and became the Town of Dover in 1836.
The history of Dover can still be seen in buildings and sites existing today.
The first Meetinghouse was raised in 1754 and its first minister, the Reverend Benjamin
Caryl, accepted the call in 1762, serving for fifty years. At this time, there were 352 inhabitants and 49 houses in Dover.
Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
Since October 1992, the Fairhaven Historical Society has operated a museum in the Fairhaven Academy Building, 141 Main Street, Fairhaven MA. The building was built as a private school in 1798.
History, Historic House, Library, Specialized
"The General Israel Putnam Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, has enjoyed a distinguished and esteemed one hundred year history. It was organized and has been run by a long line of dedicated, committed women, who descended from many different founders and leaders of our great nation. On April 19, 1895 twenty charter members formed the chapter in honor of General Israel Putnam, a Revolutionary War soldier, born in Danvers, Massachusetts, January 7, 1718.
History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
The Hanover Historical Society is located in Southeastern Massachusetts, a half hour south of Boston. The society has two museums a historic house c. 1716, which is the society's headquarters and acts as a Hanover History Museum and storage for our collection. The second museum is a firefighting museum which houses our collection of firefighting equipment and display on National Fireworks, a company that produced fireworks and later bombs during WWII in Hanover.
Anthropology, Archaeology, Culture, History, Library, Natural History, Science, University
With a mission to enhance public understanding and appreciation of the natural world, the Harvard Museum of Natural History presents to the public Harvard’s natural history collections and research of scientists across the University. Its historic displays include the world-famous Blaschka "Glass Flowers"; an extensive collection of minerals and meteorites; fossil, taxidermied, and jarred specimens.
Historic House, Historical Society, Library
The Jason Russell House, built in 1740, still bears bullet holes as the site of bloody fighting on the first day of the American Revolution. British soldiers, in retreat from Lexington and Concord, shot and bayoneted Jason Russell on his own doorstep. Eleven other area Minute Men, who had gathered in Arlington, due to its strategic location, also lost their lives here in the April 19, 1775 skirmish.
Culture, History, Library
Explore the extraordinary life and achievements of Mary Baker Eddy, who defied conventional 19th-century thinking to become an influential religious leader, publisher, teacher, and businesswoman. The museum also houses the famous Mapparium®, an achievement in art and architecture.
General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
The Medway Historical Society Museum has a large collection of tools, artifacts, paintings, dolls, journals and photographs from Medway history. The Society also maintains a large library with many reference works about Medway, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, New England and New York including the Vital Records to 1850 of most Massachusetts towns. The museum is a treasure trove for the historian and genealogist for local history.
Historical Society, Library, Natural History
The Natick Museum is the place to learn about Natick¹s colorful past. Located downstairs in the Bacon Free Library building the Museum features among its collections the Indian Bible of the 17th century missionary, John Eliot, founder of the Natick Indian Community. The Museum collection also includes artifacts of Archaic and Woodland as well as Christian Indian cultures.