Wildlife expert and rehabilitator Marla Isaac of New England Reptiles and Raptors will bring hawks, owls, and raptors of all sizes for this fun and informative demonstration. $10, $8 members and ages 12 and under. Tickets available at the door or visit birds-of-prey.bpt.me >>
Old Sturbridge Village recognizes Juneteenth (a celebration dating back to 1865 thought to be the first known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States) by telling some of the most inspiring stories in African-American history. Visitors can learn about the movement leading up to the abolition of slavery that took place in the early 19th century and also enjoy activities >>
At 11:30 a.m. The Children’s Library will celebrate with stories and a craft about the Revolutionary War and colonial times. Ages 3+ This program is presented as part of Revolutionary Boston, a citywide commemoration. To see a full list of programs, visit www.bpl.org/revolution. >>
When visitors used to come to Old Sturbridge Village back in the 1940s, they toured the museum in their automobiles. In order to reminisce those days, OSV will display more than 50 pre-1946 automobiles on the Village common on June 7. The day will conclude with a grand procession of the autos at 3:30pm. Free with admission. >>
A healthy living fair that bridges 19th-century medicine with present day health and wellness programs. In the historic village, meet a 19th-century travelling dentist, learn about home remedies and medicinal plants, and see antique medical implements. At our modern health fair, local health care partners will provide visitors with health screenings such as cholesterol and blood pressure >>
Children learn about Johnny’s job as an apprentice and the Battle of Lexington and Concord followed by a printing craft reminiscent of Johnny’s work at the Boston Observer.This program is presented as part of Revolutionary Boston, a citywide commemoration. To see a full list of programs, visit www.bpl.org/revolution. >>
Castle Island is the oldest continuously fortified site in British North America! The first fort on Castle Island was built in 1634 for the coastal defense of Boston. Fort Independence, a pentagonal five-bastioned fort built between 1834 and 1851, is Castle Island's 8th fort and was built with granite from the quarries in Rockport, MA. Free one hour tours of Fort Independence are sponsored by >>
Step into the time machine and set the dial for 1776, as you go in search for a Strong man in Faneuil Hall, enormous fruit in Quincy Hall, a giant’s tea kettle, Mother Goose’s flock in a cemetery, a place where Ben Franklin got dunked, a basketball star’s sneakers, enemy animals, and more. Kids must be accompanied by adults, and vice versa—teams with only adults or only kids are not >>
This was a great article written by Dr. Anne Paris. I love the ideas and tools she gives to use. I have all three of the Empathy Way books and can't wait to read them to my Grandkids so that they can become Caring Empathetic Children and later teens, which is so important, especially in this world we live in. I can't wait to see what Dr. Paris has for us next!
Thank you for raising awareness about the need for foster parents in Massachusetts. As an organization that also provides Intensive Foster Care, The Home for Little Wanderers has found that many people are unaware of the different types of foster care. We encourage anyone who is interested to learn more. Every child deserves a safe and loving home.