Martin House Farm is a rare example of an 18th and early 19th century farm which still retains the character of its original setting. Owned and run by the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in Mass, the property consists of a ca. 1728 Museum House, two barns, cultivated fields and woodlands. Open July through September on Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Tours by docents in period costumes. Large tours by appointment.
AHA! (Art • History • Architecture) Night is a FREE arts & culture event which takes place the 2nd Thursday of every month in Downtown New Bedford. Enjoy: artisans & exhibits / lectures & films / museums & galleries / performance art /live music / working waterfront / eclectic eateries / family activities / walking toursboutique shops
Showcase Live is one of New England's premier event spaces. The dynamic room, which can hold up to 850 guests, includes a luxurious, 52-foot-long bar, VIP banquettes and flexible seating arrangements designed to accommodate functions of varying sizes and purposes. Catering to each client's unique style and specifications, Showcase Live creates an upscale and exciting environment for your next event. Showcase Live is located adjacent to Showcase Cinema de Lux theatre at Patriot Place, Foxboro, Massachusetts. Showcase Cinema de Lux is the signature theatre concept of National Amusements featuring; lush interiors with baby grand pianos, concierge service, an American fare restaurant, and the Lux Level experience offering the luxury of in-theatre dining and drink service. Showcase Cinema de Lux and Showcase Live are created to transform the movie-going industry and make National Amusements theatres a community entertainment destination.
Between 1885 and 1909, Fairhaven native Henry H. Rogers, a top Standard Oil Co. executive and one of the wealthiest Americans at the time, bestowed upon his hometown a collection of unique public buildings unlike anything that can be seen elsewhere in New England. The examples of European-style architecture designed by Charles Brigham include the magnificent English perpendicular gothic Unitarian Memorial Church, the Italian romanesque Millicent Library, the French gothic Town Hall, the Tudor style Our Lady's Haven and others. These lovely buildings offer an amazing sight-seeing stroll all four seasons of the year. In the summer, the town's Office of Tourism offers free guided "Henry H. Rogers Walking Tours" on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Any trip to Southeastern Massachusetts should include a visit to this historical village area.
A 325 foot long outdoor mural, depicting the history of mansfield, on the underpass wall of route 106 through Mansfield. Painting starting in May of 2013 until the cool weather of late October suspended work until spring 2014. It is totally funded by local businesses, residents and grants with volunteer participation. The artist, Ian Gaudreau, a graduate of Mansfield High School in 2000, has designed, researched the history and painted the images, along with help from his 3 assistants. The first photo is a view of the historical images that tell the story of Mansfield. The second photo is closer view of some images including the geese (Mansfield had the largest goose farm in the world at one time), Jennie Copeland, Mansfield's historian in 1936 and author of the book "Every Day But Sunday", a rich source of history for Ian.
The Nathan and Polly Johnson House is a National Historic Landmark for its role as an Underground Railroad site and the first free home of Frederick Douglass. Nathan and Polly Johnson, African American entrepreneurs, were among the City's best known abolitionists in the 19th century, sheltering newly married Anna and Frederick Douglass along with 7 other documented freedom seekers, including William Wells Brown and his daughters Clarissa and Josephine. Brown, a noted abolitionist, is considered the first African American novelist and writer of short stories. Constructed in 1800, the Johnson House has recently been restored to its 1857 splendor. Tours of New Bedford's Underground Railroad, the Black Heritage Trail, and the Johnson House are given seasonally. Check the New Bedford Historical Society website at: www.nbhistoricalsociety.org for schedules. Tours of the house can be made by appointment.
The Xfinity Center is a Live Nation-owned outdoor amphitheater located in Mansfield, Massachusetts at the intersection of I-495 and Route 140. The concert venue seats nearly 20,000 people. Approximately 7,000 are covered seats in the pavilion, 7,000 are open-air seats, and general admission is on the lawn. Go to their website for a full show listing and ticket prices.
The Attleboro Area Industrial Museum, Inc. (AAIM) is a non-profit repository for historical data relating to area companies, past and present. We preserve the history of area businesses and present it so that school children, employees, and the public at large may better appreciate the tremendous achievements and enormous contributions that all industry has made to this community.
Fort Taber/Fort Rodman State Beach and Reservation was once a military armory during the American Civil War that was never penetrated, due in part to one land surveyor-turned-military general, Gen. Robert E. Lee of the Confederate Army who took note of the fort's positioning and concluded it to be too difficult to pass. Today, Fort Taber/Fort Rodman is a family-friendly summer spot, housing public beach volleyball courts, a bike path, playground, picnicking area, historical museum, kite launch and more.
The National Black Doll Museum of History and Culture sponsored by the Doll E Daze Project & Museum Inc opened its doors in historic downtown Mansfield , Mass in July of 2012. Rich in culture the museum celebrates black history through the eyes of a doll collector. Dolls are a child’s first introduction to self image, their stories are key elements in our personal heritage. Regardless of one’s cultural background, everyone has a story to tell. African American history is filled with stories of enslaved Africans captured and relocated to a strange land and bravely asserting their own cultures. The history of black dolls is about more than just objects of play. Black dolls have played a critical role in building a diverse American society and rich African American culture. NBDMHC uses their collection along with engaging images and artifacts to illustrate and tell those individual stories.