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Textiles from the Sahel—the southern border region of the Sahara—reach deep into the area’s complex past, evoking images of camel caravans, the trans-Saharan trade, and the rise of great medieval West African empires. The exhibition, "Cloth is Money: Textiles from the Sahel," illustrates the...
What’s Happening at the Bigelow Library? Curbside pick-up, programming and by appointment only computer/faxing and printing, that’s what!      Even during the pandemic, the Bigelow library is here to help you! We are still providing library loans (order online with the pick-up location as “...
By Edwin L. Aguirre   On July 30, NASA successfully launched its heaviest and most sophisticated Mars rover, named “Perseverance,” from Cape Canaveral, FL, aboard an Atlas V rocket. Among the thousands of people who watched the launch online and on television was Noureddine Melikechi, dean of...
This is definitely not your traditional guitar-fiddle folk act.      Howie Newman and Joe Kessler (a.k.a. Knock on Wood) have teamed up to form a lively acoustic duo that plays funny original songs (suitable for all ages) as well as well-known covers, spanning everything from the Beatles to...
As history compels the world to observe the 75th anniversary year of the end of World War II, visitors to the American Heritage Museum in Hudson are being offered an extraordinary opportunity to connect with that era by driving the legendary Sherman or Chaffee tank.      President and CEO of...
Our staff team has been working very hard to recruit new volunteers, establish a fleet of trucks and drivers to retrieve our orders from the Greater Boston Food Bank, fine tune the drive-thru operation and ensure that enhanced safety protocols are in place. Our new CLIENT DRIVE-THRU SCHEDULE...
Sunday, Project Bread hosted the nonprofit’s 52nd annual Walk for Hunger, the first virtual one, to raise funds to support the leading statewide anti-hunger organization in Massachusetts’ COVID-19 hunger relief efforts and community partners. More than 1,600 virtual participants hit the pavement...
May 4, 2020 Dear Community Friends,      Thank you for your continued support of our Emerson Hospital heroes! I am so proud of how Emerson has fought this battle with your support. We see glimmers of hope as we witness patients re- cover and go home every day.      Although COVID‐19 will...
In the wake of cancelling its sixth annual, month-long Hidden Treasures program due to the ongoing pandemic, Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area has launched the Hidden Treasures Photo Challenge.      “We do not want to lose sight of what Hidden Treasures provides—an opportunity to explore,...

Photo credit: Lesia Sochor, Pysanky, 1993 watercolor 30 x 24.

 

The Museum of Russian Icons is hosting several free online programs. • Saturday, April 25, at 1 pm, there is a free webinar lecture with professor Nadieszda Kizenko: Today I Arise: Lenten Repentance and Paschal Renewal in Russian Liturgy in the Last Years of the Empire and in a time of...

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