The Bostonian Society.................http://www.bostonhistory.org

The History Channel...................http://www.historychannel.com

The Blue & Grey Society...............http://www.blue-and-gray-education.org

The African American Meeting House....http://www.afroammuseum.org

The National Archives in Waltham.......http://www.archives.gov/northeast

Boston Public Library
Programs and Events

Lowell Lecture Series 2015: Revolutionary Ideas, July21st to October 28th.

The 2015 Lowell Lecture Series explores social, political, cultural, and economic themes related to the American Revolutionary War era (1750-1800). This year’s Lowell Lecturers include acclaimed historians, authors, and experts in the field to reflect upon this pivotal period in American history and its enduring legacy. The series accompanies the library’s major gallery exhibition We Are One: Mapping America’s Road to American Independence, presented by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center and on view at the Central Library in Copley Square through November 29, 2015.

Cokie Roberts on Founding Mothers, Ladies of Liberty, and Capital Dames July 21st, 6 PM

Peter Barber on The Colonies in Context: The Place of North America in King George’s World View Oct. 5th, 6 PM

M. T. Anderson on A Revolution Within the Revolution: The African-American Struggle for Freedom Oct. 14th, 6PM

Jane Kamensky on John Singleton Copley and the Sideways American Revolution, Oct. 28th, 6 PM

For more details, see http://www.bpl.org/programs/lowell/


Summer 2015
Museum of African American History

Daily | 9:30am - 5pm
Sunday | noon - 4pm
Monday - Friday | 10am - 4pm
Saturday | 10am - 2pm, plus
Guided New Guinea Walk & Talk
tours at 9am and 3pm.

Boston: 46 Joy Street | Beacon Hill

Nantucket: 29 York Street | Five Corners

Some of the most important National Historic Landmarks in the country are more accessible
to visitors this summer. The Museum is now open on Sundays and offering extended
hours daily through the end of August. Invite family and friends to come hear incredible
stories about the earliest churches and schools still standing in the land, built
by and for black communities. Each is a symbol of freedom and equality, beautifully
restored, and worthy of any journey. Don't forget to mention that our historic sites,
talks, tours, videos, collections, and programs are rooted in the past and connected
to the present, and that our Boston museum store offers a wonderful assortment of
books and inspired gifts; limited items available on Nantucket.

54th Mass Mural Dedication
Saturday, July 18th, 2 - 4 PM
41 William Street, New Bedford

Save the date and join the Artist in Residence Partners on Saturday, July 18 from 2 – 4 PM as they unveil their first collaborative public art project, the 54th MA Volunteer Infantry Regiment Mural, dedicated to the brave members of the first African American Civil War unit activated in the north. The mural will be placed on the side of the Freestone’s building across from 54th Regiment Plaza. Speakers and participants at the dedication will include Robert Stanton, former Director of the National Park Service, local and national veterans groups, Civil War re-enactors, as well as local and regional elected officials. The AIR partners include the New Bedford Historical Society, the NB Art Museum, New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, UMD College of Visual and Performing Arts, and the Whaling History Alliance. Celebrate this new addition to the Downtown cityscape with us.

For more details, please see the event flyer.


Chambersburg PA Civil War Seminars
July 22nd - Sept. 27, 2015

Our 2015 seminars are listed below and more information about our seminars can be found at www.civilwarseminars.org. We offer a special Civil War Roundtable discount of 10% off when three or more Civil War Roundtable members register for our complete weekend package at one of our 2015 tours. Please call Lark Plessinger with any questions or to receive the discount: (717) 264-7101 ext. 206.

“The End of the War: Richmond, Petersburg, and Appomattox”
July 22-26, 2015
Join Dr. Richard Sommers, Dr. James “Bud” Robertson, Ed Bearss, Robert E. L. Krick, Lt. Col. Ralph Peters, Chris Calkins, Ted Alexander, and many others as we explore 1864 and 1865 battle sites. Based in Richmond, VA.
Sept. 24-27, 2015
Join Ed Bearss, Bob Allen, Dr. Edward Steers, and others with bus tours of Gettysburg, the John Wilkes Booth Escape tour, and sessions by leading Lincoln historians. Based in Chambersburg, PA.


August 7 - 9, 2015

Second Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge

$75 early bird rate-register by April 30th, $95 regular rate, Reservations Required

Join Civil War historians and preservationists for the Second Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium.  The 2015 theme is “Civil War Legacies” and topics will include the 1865 surrenders, Lincoln assassination, battlefield preservation and the legacy of the Civil War.  Fee includes a Friday night round table discussion; lectures, lunch and book signings on Saturday with a tour of Chancellorsville Battlefield on Sunday including newly preserved property on Stonewall Jackson’s flank attack. 

For more information or to register, visit:  emergingcivilwar.com or contact Stevenson Ridge at (540) 582-6263.  Stevenson Ridge is located at:  6901 Meeting Street, Spotsylvania, VA 22553


OCCWRT Jubalee Dinner and Preservation Raffle
Thursday, October 22, 2015, Lombardo's in Randolph

Our Annual Jubilee Dinner & Preservation Raffle will be held Thursday, October 22, 2015, at Lombardo's in Randolph. The cost will remain at only $40.00 per person. Our featured speaker this year will be Frank O'Reilly, Historian, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. Frank is the author of The Fredericksburg Campaign: Winter War on the Rappahonnock.

For tickets, make check payable to OCCWRT and mail it to Bob Hearsey, 311 Sherman St., Canton, MA 02021. Phone #781.828.3183

We will again have our usual "wagon full" of prizes to win in the Preservation Raffle!