On the evening of December 16, 1773, well over a hundred people calling themselves the Sons of Liberty and disguised as Mohawk Indians boarded three ships (the Beaver, Dartmouth, and Eleanor) tied up to Griffin’s Wharf. The ships were from London carrying cargoes of British East India Company tea. The Sons of Liberty were . . . → Read More: Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, Boston, MA
Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, MA started in 1783 as the third of nineteen major Shaker communities established in the United States. This living history museum on 750 acres of land preserves and celebrates the history of the Shakers who inhabited this community up until 1960 when it became a museum.
Panoramic View . . . → Read More: Hancock Shaker Village – Pittsfield MA
Sailing and other water activities are very popular on the Island of Nantucket. Nantucket has a long and storied sailing history, and sailing is still a big draw for the Island. You can watch or participate in one of several sailing races, rent a sailboat for your own sailing fun, charter a sailboat and . . . → Read More: Nantucket Sailing and Other Water Activities
Founded in 1902, the Maria Mitchell Association is a non-profit organization that preserves the legacy of Nantucket native Maria Mitchell, who was an astronomer, naturalist, librarian, and educator. In an enduring tribute to her legacy, the association owns and operates numerous properties on the Island of Nantucket that are sure to appeal to the . . . → Read More: Maria Mitchell Association
The Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum was founded in 1968 and preserves the memory of Islanders who risked their lives to rescue people from the numerous shipwrecks that have taken place around the Island of Nantucket. The museum is owned by the Egan Maritime Institute.
The museum has both permanent and changing exhibitions. Their . . . → Read More: Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum
The Children’s Theatre of Nantucket exists to provides young residents and visitors to Nantucket with a place to express themselves artistically by participation in the performing arts. They have been providing children ages 7 to 18 (younger by permission) the opportunity to perform since 1996.
The Children’s Theater of Nantucket puts on one production . . . → Read More: Children’s Theatre of Nantucket
Billed as the “original” Christmas Stroll, the annual Nantucket Christmas Stroll has been delighting visitors to the Island of Nantucket since 1973. On the weekend after Thanksgiving weekend, Nantucket Town is alive with Christmas decorations, carolers in costume, bell ringers, and choirs. The weekend features craft shows, exhibitions, performances, a popular Christmas House tour . . . → Read More: Nantucket Christmas Stroll and Nantucket Noel
If you are looking for an outdoor winter activity that does not take a lot of exertion than a sleigh ride may be just the ticket for you. Horse-drawn sleigh rides are a wonderful way to get out into nature in the winter time. Whether it is over snow-covered roads, over fields, or through . . . → Read More: New England Sleigh Rides
The Peabody Essex Museum has its origins in the establishment of a “cabinet of natural and artificial curiosities,” by the East India Marine Society of Salem in 1799. Its original intent was to store a collection of objects collected by society members. In 1848, two other organizations, the Essex Historical Society (founded in 1821), . . . → Read More: Peabody Essex Museum – Salem, Massachusetts
Greg Osby Performing at the 2010 Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival
The Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival has grown from its beginnings in 2001 when it attracted 10,000 people to become Boston’s most popular outdoor festival attracting more than 70,000 people. It was founded by local restaurateur Darryl Settles who ran the event through 2006. . . . → Read More: Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival, Boston, Massachusetts