Partnership of Historic Bostons
Donations 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. 
CALENDAR 2017
TOUR

Saturday, April 15, 2017  10 AM to Noon
Founders Trail Tour

Follow in the footsteps of early Bostonians by taking our fabulous free Founders Trail tour. Walking through the area of Boston's original settlement, you'll learn about the city's first founders, from Governor John Winthrop to the controversial Anne Hutchinson.


With our experienced and knowledgeable tour guide, you'll visit the Founders Memorial, the site of the Great Spring, the first Puritan Meeting House, and more.

Our tours are free, but we'd be grateful for a donation of $5 (or more!)

MEETING

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough Street

You are invited to join the PHB on the third Friday from 10:00 AM to Noon or the third Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM of each month to discuss programs, events, and more. Learn how you can become involved.  For more information, please call Rose Doherty at 781 540-1847 or email phbostons@gmail.com.
LECTURE

Monday, May 1, 2017, 11:45 AM
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) UMass Boston
Open to OLLI members

"Puritans and Slavery"
Lori Stokes, Partnership of Historic Bostons
READING GROUP
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Massachusetts Historical Society 1 to 3 PM
Eddie Gonzalez, PhD candidate at Boston College , explores Puritan theology and slavery.  Registration and readings will be available shortly.

Join us to discuss primary texts and the latest scholarship in 17th-century history. 
LECTURE
Thursday, May 11, 2017, 11:45 AM
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)--UMass Boston, Open to Members

'Boston, Lincolnshire and Its Links to Boston, Massachusetts: 1630 to the Present"
Wilfred Holton
 Founding President of the Partnership of Historic Bostons

TOUR
Saturday, May 20, 2107  10 AM to Noon
Crime and Punishment in Early Boston

On this tour, you'll learn where Bostonians sited their stocks, whipping post, gaol, and gallows. We'll explore the cultural values implict in public punishment, and put them in historical context. We'll bring the story to life with fascinating examples of early colonial crimes and punishments.

We are an all-volunteer organization.  As always, our tours are free because we want to tell you about early Boston.  We suggest a donation of $5 to defray our expenses.
READING GROUP
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Reading Group  Massachusetts Historical Society 1 to 3 PM
Professor Holly Brewer, University of Maryland, will lead us as we discuss English and early American legal ideas about freedom and un-freedom.

Join us to discuss primary texts and the latest scholarship in 17th-century history. 
TOUR
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Survival: Boston 1630  10 AM to Noon

Survival: Boston 1630 reveals the story of the first, dangerous year, when nearly half the original Puritans either died or fled back to England. Our walking tour immerses you in their world and shows how and why they survived in the place that became the city of Boston.


We are an all-volunteer organization.  As always, our tours are free because we want to tell you about early Boston.  We suggest a donation of $5 to defray our expenses.

TOUR
Saturday, July 15, 2107  10 AM to Noon
Anne Hutchinson
Anne Hutchinson’s teachings in 1630s Boston threatened to overturn the fundamental religious doctrines of the Puritan fathers.  Walk with us while we explore Boston in 1637, Anne’s ideas, the threats she posed as a visionary and as a woman, her supporters and detractors, her trials and banishment, her legacy, and reverberations in the US Constitution.

Our tours are free, but we'd be grateful for a donation of $5 (or more!)


TOUR
Saturday, August 19, 2107  10 AM to Noon
Crime and Punishment in Early Boston
On this tour, you'll learn where Bostonians sited their stocks, whipping post, gaol, and gallows. We'll explore the cultural values implict in public punishment, and put them in historical context. We'll bring the story to life with fascinating examples of early colonial crimes and punishments. 

Our tours are free, but we'd be grateful for a donation of $5 (or more!)

TOUR

Thursday, September 7, 2017 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Founders Trail Tour


Follow in the footsteps of early Bostonians by taking our fabulous free Founders Trail tour. Walking through the area of Boston's original settlement, you'll learn about the city's first founders, from Governor John Winthrop to the controversial Anne Hutchinson.


With our experienced and knowledgeable tour guide, you'll visit the Founders Memorial, the site of the Great Spring, the first Puritan Meeting House, and more.


Our tours are free, but we'd be grateful for a donation of $5 (or more!)

TOUR

Saturday, October 21, 2017   10 AM to Noon
Survival: Boston 1630


Survival: Boston 1630 reveals the story of the first, dangerous year, when nearly half the original Puritans either died or fled back to England. Our walking tour immerses you in their world and shows how and why they survived in the place that became the city of Boston.


We are an all-volunteer organization.  As always, our tours are free because we want to tell you about early Boston.  We suggest a donation of $5 to defray our expenses.

TOUR
Saturday, November 11, 2107  10 AM to Noon
Crime and Punishment in Early Boston
On this tour, you'll learn where Bostonians sited their stocks, whipping post, gaol, and gallows. We'll explore the cultural values implict in public punishment, and put them in historical context. We'll bring the story to life with fascinating examples of early colonial crimes and punishments.
COMPLETED PROGRAMS
January 28, 2017
Reading Group
Massachusetts Historical Society 1 to 3 PM



From bloodletting to powders made from roasted toads, medical care in early New England was of uncertain value to the patient. In this discussion of primary documents led by Sid Levitsky of Harvard Medical School, we’ll explore the foundations of 17th-century English medicine and surgery and the practice of medicine in New England. 

READING GROUP
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Mapping New England, a visual story"
Massachusetts Historical Society 1 to 3 PM

Join MHS librarian Peter Drummey, Stephen T. Riley Librarian at MHS, in investigating early New England maps from the MHS collection.  Learn how they were created, what they included and what they omitted, and the messages they conveyed. This is a different way of reading history, not through text but through the power of visual images.
MEETING

Friday, March 17, 2017
10:00 AM to Noon

First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough Street

You are invited to join the PHB on the third Friday from 10:00 AM to Noon or the third Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM to discuss programs, events, and more. 

Learn how you can become involved.  For more information, please call Rose Doherty at 781 540-1847 or email phbostons@gmail.com.
LECTURES
History Camp Boston
Suffolk University

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Lori Stokes:  “Five Myths about the Puritans”

 

Lori Stokes:  “Hidden Domestic Lives of Puritan Women” 

 

Will Holton:  “Boston, Lincolnshire and Its Links to Boston, Massachusetts—1630 to the Present.”


TOUR
Sunday, March 19, 2017   9:00 to 10:45 AM
Survival: Boston 1630
Experience early Boston while it is still winter.

Survival: Boston 1630 reveals the story of the first, dangerous year, when nearly half the original Puritans either died or fled back to England. Our walking tour immerses you in their world and shows how and why they survived in the place that became the city of Boston.


READING GROUP
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Massachusetts Historical Society 1 to 3 PM

"Uncommon Sufferings": Slavery in Early Boston with Kerri Greenidge of Tufts University and UMass Boston 

LECTURE
Sunday, March 26, 2016 1:30 to 2:30 PM 
Salem Women's History Day
"The Hidden Domestic Lives of Puritan Women"
1:30 PM
Lori Stokes, PhD
 When you read the spiritual narratives of 17th-century Puritan women, it’s remarkable to realize that they are very like men’s narratives: completely focused on the search for grace—the tracking, interpretation, and analysis of events large and small for evidence of God’s outreach to the individual soul. Women’s narratives mention family (spouses, children, parents) as rarely and perfunctorily as men’s narratives do. These were women raising children and creating homesteads in new colonial settlements, where the domestic labor was unceasing. How did these women live both as independent spiritual seekers–the first American individuals–and as wives and mothers?
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