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Sunday, May 26, 2024

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Exploring the History of New England Redware

Tyringham Union Church 128 Main Road, Tyringham, MA, United States

In 2024 the Bidwell House Museum has four great lectures planned for our summer history talk series and up first is redware expert Justin Thomas. Early American pottery author Justin […]

$25

1919: Massachusetts Debates Women’s Suffrage!

Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum 67 East Road, Adams, MA, United States

Sina Mansouri and James Capuzzi re-imagine the June 25th, 1919 final MA state house debate on women's suffrage! How would you have voted? What were the arguments for and against […]

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Unlearning in Order to Learn: A Conversation about Indigenous Histories

Tyringham Union Church 128 Main Road, Tyringham, MA, United States

For the 2nd presentation in our summer history talk series, join Alice Nash as she explores local indigenous histories. Most of us have information in our heads about Indigenous peoples, learned in school or from popular culture. Much of this information is wrong or based on biased assumptions. This lecture with discussion will present the […]

Stories From The Berkshire Militia

The Bidwell House Museum 100 Art School Road, Monterey, MA, United States

For the third presentation in our summer history talk series, learn about militias active in the late 18th Century Berkshires. Timothy Abbott, from Spencer’s Additional Continental Regiment, will share the stories of soldiers from Berkshire County who enlisted in the Continental Army & State Levies. Their involvement in the American Revolutionary era and their experiences […]

“A Voyage of Discovery”: A Unitarian Missionary in Early Berkshire County

Tyringham Union Church 128 Main Road, Tyringham, MA, United States

For the last presentation in our summer history talk series, we share the fascinating story of a Unitarian Missionary in Berkshire County. In the autumn of 1827, Edward Brooks Hall, the young minister of the new Unitarian church in Northampton obtained support from the American Unitarian Association to undertake a missionary journey to Berkshire County […]