Dear Members and Friends,
Please join us for these FREE events in February and March.
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NEHS Board of Directors
On February 8, NEHS President Alex Goldfeld will speak about Boston’s earliest African-American community, located in the North End, at the New England Historic Genealogical Society. David Lambert, an expert genealogist, and Joseph Carvalho III, a researcher and author on African-American genealogy in western Massachusetts, will also make presentations.
All participants will receive free access to the NEHGS research library for the day, with time to research on your own! Registration required. Call 617-226-1226 to register. More details located here.
On February 28 at 6p.m. (location TBA) Melissa Mannon, M.S., will speak about caring for your family’s valuable informational materials. Mannon will sign copies of her The Unofficial Family Archivist: A Guide to Creating and Maintaining Family Papers, Photographs, and Memorabilia.
She will discuss the basics about avoiding factors that can harm or destroy your materials; the best ways to ensure that your family history is documented and maintained for future generations; options for duplication, digitization and conservation of cherished family items; and considering your family’s role in a wider community history.
Mannon is the proprietor of ArchivesInfo.com and is an archivist and cultural heritage consultant with twenty years of experience.
On March 29, 6 p.m., at Sacred Heart Church Hall, Lori Rogers-Stokes, Ph.D., a public historian and a member of the Board of Directors of the Arlington Historical Society, will discuss Arlington’s role as a watch post along the spy road from Boston to the Provincial Congress in Concord. She will also elaborate on the mood of the countryside at the time of the Revolution and the partnership between the town of Boston and neighboring communities. This event is cosponsored by the Arlington Historical Society, founded 1897.