Events by Day

Multi-Day Events

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Tue, November 18, 2014 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Birds of the World Gallery External Event Page
See the newly reopened Birds of the World gallery at Harvard Museum of Natural History which has over 750 specimens from 200 families on display!Boasting over 10,000 species, birds are the most diverse land vertebrates on the planet, surpassing the biological diversity of mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. Thriving in every corner of the globe, from tropical forests to polar ice caps, birds vary tremendously in habit and size from diminutive bee hummingbirds to towering 10-foot-high elephant birds, flightless giants that roamed the African island country of Madagascar until the 17th century. In celebration of these beaked and feathered marvels, the Harvard Museum of Natural History opened the new Birds of the World gallery. On the balcony encircling Great Mammal Hall, this bright, newly-remodeled gallery captures the staggering diversity of birds with many hundreds of stunning specimens representing over 200 different bird families. New exhibit displays reveal the very latest in surprising scientific discoveries about the evolution of these modern dinosaur descendants.
For more information, please call 617-495-3045.
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Fri, December 5, 2014 - Sat, December 5, 2015
From the Nile to the Euphrates: Creating the Harvard Semitic Museum External Event Page
New free exhibition at Harvard Semitic Museum featuring Mesopotamian cuneiform tablets, ancient Palestinian pottery, Egyptian funerary art and more. Featuring a rich assortment of antiquities collected by museum founder David Gordon Lyon (1852-1935), a new exhibition opening December 5, 2014 allows visitors to explore the history of the ancient Near East at the Harvard Semitic Museum, founded 125 years ago in 1889. See Mesopotamian cuneiform tablets, ancient Palestinian pottery, Egyptian funerary art, and ethnographic treasures, along with Lyon's own travel and excavation photographs. .
One of the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture, the Harvard Semitic Museum is free and open to the public
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.
Quincy, Massachusetts
Historic House
Boston, Massachusetts
History
Waltham, Massachusetts
Historical Society
Boston, Massachusetts
Library, Military
The 3rd Oldest Chartered Military Organization in the world. Chartered in MA in 1638. 4th floor of Faneuil Hall. Commander in Chief: Governor of MA. At this location is the armory, library,and museum. Historical artifacts from the US and donations received from around the world. A "hidden gem" in downtown Boston.' Museum.History='Organization charterd in 1638 in MA.
Arlington, Massachusetts
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.
Watertown, Massachusetts
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.
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Arboretum
The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is the oldest public arboretum in North America and one of the world?s leading centers for the study of plants. Administered by the Office of the Provost of Harvard University and a link in Boston?s Emerald Necklace of parks, the Arnold Arboretum is a unique blend of respected research institution and beloved public landscape.
Chelsea, Massachusetts
Melrose, Massachusetts
Historic House
Belmont, Massachusetts
Historical Society
Milton, Massachusetts
Science
Milton, Massachusetts
Nature Centers
Boston, Massachusetts
Park
Boston, Massachusetts
Art
Boston, Massachusetts
Boston, Massachusetts
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.
Boston, Massachusetts
Art, Children's, Culture
Boston Children's Museum (BCM) was founded in 1913 by a dedicated group of teachers who wanted to expose city children to objects from the natural world and also create an innovative center for the exchange of materials and ideas that would advance the teaching of science.
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Art
Boston, Massachusetts
Specialized
Boston, Massachusetts
Boston, Massachusetts
Park
Boston, Massachusetts
History
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Art
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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.
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Art
Waltham, Massachusetts
Specialized
Charlestown, Massachusetts
Historical Society
The CHS is housed on the 3rd flr of the Bunker Hill Museum building. The museum itself is managed by the Parks Service in partnership with the City of Boston and the CHS. The CHS is a separate non-funded entity, and is membership fee based. Current membership is around 200.
Boston, Massachusetts
Historical Society
Boston, Massachusetts
History
Boston, Massachusetts
Arlington, Massachusetts
Art, Culture, History, Historic House
Cyrus Dallin set the highest standard of the most robust American Classicism to date. His historic contribution was to connect the high art of Europe with the themes of America. Patriots, Indians, American War Heroes—each was given the attention and respect of a sensitive, observant man.
After his death, his work was ignored for decades. Many works were lost, abandoned, or thrown away.
Dedham, Massachusetts
Historical Society
Dorchester, Massachusetts
Historic House, Historical Society
We work to preserve the cultural artifacts of Dorchester’s past to inspire the imaginations of future generations.
Boston, Massachusetts
Newton, Massachusetts
Dedham, Massachusetts
Historic House
Boston, Massachusetts
Historical Society
Milton, Massachusetts
Children's, Culture, History, Historic House, Specialized
Preserve and care for the historic property at 215 Adams Street - its collections, buildings, and grounds. Provide educational and cultural opportunities to a growing and diverse community through its programs, events and use of open space.
Boston, Massachusetts
Boston, Massachusetts
Waltham, Massachusetts
Chelsea, Massachusetts
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Art, University
The Harvard Art Museums, among the world’s leading art institutions, comprise three museums (Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler) and four research centers (Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, the Center for the Technical Study of Modern Art, the Harvard Art Museums Archives, and the Archaeological Exploration of Sardis).
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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.
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Anthropology, Archaeology, Church, Culture, History, Library, Specialized, University
By housing ancient Near Eastern exhibitions, The Harvard Semitic Museum explores the rich history of cultures connected by the family of Semitic languages. Exhibitions include a full-scale replica of an ancient Israelite home, life sized casts of famous Mesopotamian monuments, authentic mummy coffins, and tablets containing the earliest forms of writing.
Boston, Massachusetts
History
Newton, Massachusetts
History, Historic House, Historical Society
Historic Newton tells the stories of Newton's people and places. Visit us to explore our historic sites and collections, learn from our exhibitions, archives and programs, and share out common history.
Watertown, Massachusetts
Historical Society
Boston, Massachusetts
Art
Boston, Massachusetts
Boston, Massachusetts
Art
Arlington, Massachusetts
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.
Boston, Massachusetts
Library
Roslindale, Massachusetts
Brookline, Massachusetts
Specialized
Lexington, Massachusetts
Historical Society
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Specialized
Lowell, Massachusetts
History
Lynn, Massachusetts
History, Historical Society
Malden, Massachusetts
University
Malden, Massachusetts
Historical Society
Brookline, Massachusetts
Art
Boston, Massachusetts
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.
Boston, Massachusetts
Boston, Massachusetts
Historical Society
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Art
Medford, Massachusetts
History
Medford, Massachusetts
History
Arlington, Massachusetts
History
Milton, Massachusetts
Historical Society
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Art
Boston, Massachusetts
History
Brookline, Massachusetts
Boston, Massachusetts
Science
Boston, Massachusetts
Art, Culture, History
Our museum is housed in the historic Abbotsford Mansion built circa. l870. It is set on a magnificent and spacious green amid ancient Oak and Corkwood trees. Eternal Presence by John Wilson, a monumental bronze head rises on a nearby knoll adjacent to an outcropping of Puddingstone boulders, the rocks for which Roxbury is named.
Nahant, Massachusetts
Historical Society
Lexington, Massachusetts
History
Boston, Massachusetts
Park
Boston, Massachusetts
History
Needham, Massachusetts
Children's, History, Historical Society
Boston, Massachusetts
Aquarium
Boston, Massachusetts
Art
Waltham, Massachusetts
History
Charlestown, Massachusetts
History
Newton Centre, Massachusetts
History
Boston, Massachusetts
History
Boston, Massachusetts
History
Arlington, Massachusetts
Culture, History
Visitors interested in industrial history, woodworking, mechanics -- or simply the ambiance of an ancient, working manufactory in its original historic setting -- are cordially welcomed to the Mill.

Today The Old Schwamb Mill continues to produce museum quality hand turned wooden oval and circular frames.
Boston, Massachusetts
History
Cambridge, Massachusetts
History
Boston, Massachusetts
History
Boston, Massachusetts
History
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Anthropology, Archaeology
The Peabody Museum is the region's principle world cultures museum, with vast collections from North America, ancient Mesoamerica, Africa, and Oceania. Changing exhibits explore human societies and culture from prehistory to the present.
Quincy, Massachusetts
History
Quincy, Massachusetts
Historical Society
Revere, Massachusetts
History
Revere, Massachusetts
History
Waltham, Massachusetts
Art
Roxbury, Massachusetts
Historical Society
Saugus, Massachusetts
Arlington, Massachusetts
History
Boston, Massachusetts
Roxbury, Massachusetts
History
Arlington, Massachusetts
Cemetery, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
The museum was completed in 1980 with funds contributed by Elizabeth Smith in memory of her father George A. Smith and her grandfather, Samuel Abbot Smith. The museum houses exhibits and the Society's collection of artifacts, manuscripts, and other Arlington memorabilia. The Smith Museum is handicapped accessible.
Boston, Massachusetts
History
Somerville, Massachusetts
History
Somerville, Massachusetts
History
Boston, Massachusetts
General, History, Specialized
At The Sports Museum, we celebrate the character of Boston sports -- the unique brand of teamwork, determination, responsibility, courage, fairness, and other qualities of character possessed by our teams and athletes that make Boston "The Greatest Sports City in America.
Swampscott, Massachusetts
History
Swampscott, Massachusetts
Historical Society
Boston, Massachusetts
Art
Quincy, Massachusetts
History, Historic House, Military, Science, Specialized
Welcome to the United States Naval Shipbuilding Museum Online. Located in historic Quincy, Massachusetts. The USNSM is home to the USS Salem, the world's only preserved Heavy Cruiser. We are located in the former Quincy Fore River Shipyard, once one of the Nation's largest Shipbuilding Enterprises.
Charlestown, Massachusetts
History
Boston, Massachusetts
Church, Culture, History
Wakefield, Massachusetts
Historical Society
Waltham, Massachusetts
Waltham, Massachusetts
General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
Several prominent Waltham businessmen gathered together in 1913 and founded an historical society to preserve and promote the history of their City. The dozen or so Charter Members have grown to over 300 in the intervening years. The predominantly Yankee Society has expanded to include every ethnic group which settled in the City, and welcomes recent immigrants to learn about their new home.
Waltham, Massachusetts
Brookline, Massachusetts
History
Wellesley, Massachusetts
Historical Society
Westwood, Massachusetts
History, Historical Society
The Westwood Historical Society, Inc. was established in 1965 by a small group of founders becoming an active organization serving the community. With special attention to the unique history of Westwood, the Society is a non-profit organization.
Winchester, Massachusetts
Winchester, Massachusetts
Historical Society