Join us as we recognize and celebrate the unique historical connections between Boston, Massachusetts, founded in 1630, and Boston, Lincolnshire, England, founded in 1086. We are dedicated to education about the two Bostons in the seventeenth century and to preserving our legacy.
To hear more about the two Bostons from Liz Covart's "Ben Franklin's World," click here.
allow the all–volunteer Partnership to continue its free programs. You will become a Friend of the Partnership of the Historic
Bostons for a donation of $35 or more.
Saturday, March 25
"Slavery in Early Boston" with Kerri Greenidge of Tufts University and UMass Boston presents this important and overlooked topic. For more information and to register for this program at the Massachusetts Historical Society, click HERE.
Sunday, March 26 Salem Women's History Day at the House of Seven Gables.
In the oldest surviving 17th-century wooden mansion in New England, learn about "The Hidden Domestic Lives of Puritan Women" with Lori Stokes, PhD. For more information, click HERE.
Find out about lectures, tours, reading groups, meetings, and Charter Day. Click HERE.
"Our Grandmothers' Kitchen" blog called The Pleasure of the Taste "charming, informative, quick to read, and useful." Read the full review HERE.
This collection of Puritan and Native recipes from nasaump to samp, venison to succatash shows how Massachusetts 17th-century people cooked and ate. Find out more in
this original booklet of 17th-century recipes, with their modern
equivalents for modern cooks.
words of 17th-century English cookbooks for English "huswifes," the
recipes of travellers to early New England, and modern-day Native American
foodways preserved through the centuries, we offer you a chance to savor and
enjoy the pleasure of the taste of early Massachusetts.
Try these recipes in both original and modernized versions, and see for yourself what was delicious in the 1600s! The booklet makes a great gift!
2016 was a fabulous year for us with more people attending our talks and events, more media coverage, and more going on throughout the year.
From walking tours to reading first-hand historical accounts to sold-out lectures, we fulfilled our aim of being one of New England’s leading groups for public history of 17th-century Massachusetts.
Scholars Team Up to Dispel 400-Year-Old "Fake News" about the US William J. Kole Associated Press Click HERE
Animations See what Boston--Beacon Hill, Back Bay, the Old State House site, Fanueil Hall and the Rose Kennedy Greenway--looked like long ago. This work is provided by the City of Boston Archaeology Program.