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.