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‘Write Often, Write When You Think Best’

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At the end of a dirt path winding gently south from the Old Sturbridge Village green, a worn... Read More »

50 Years After the Death of John F. Kennedy | A Hometown Remembers

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  Fifty years after the death of President John F. Kennedy, those who knew him and his extended... Read More »

A Little Something About George Washington’s Birthdays

A Little Something About George Washington’s Birthdays

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Can you imagine having two birthdays every year? Learn more about the curious case of George Washington’s Birthdays.... Read More »

African American History Sites and Resources in New England

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In addition to sources named here, most New England college and university Africana studies departments offer online resource... Read More »

African Slaves in Portsmouth

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Excerpt from Yankee Magazine February 1999 It is 1968, and in the dark back room of St. John’s... Read More »

Beacon Hill | History’s Footsteps

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Here’s a walking tour for your next trip to Boston. It’s full of brick buildings, cobble-stoned paths, and... Read More »

Black Heritage Trail | Historical Walking Tour on Boston’s Beacon Hill

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The National Park ranger clears his throat. Across from the State House at the Shaw Memorial, under the... Read More »

Child Labor Photos by Lewis Hine | The Memory Keeper

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All but lost to the ages were the lives of child laborers in Winchendon, Massachusetts, photographed a century... Read More »

Classic: Ira and Ethan Allen and the Republic of Vermont

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From Yankee Magazine October 1981 (Also, read about the Ira Allen House, Yankee‘s House for Sale this month.)... Read More »

Did Peary Reach the North Pole on April 6, 1909?

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He was lionized as the first man to reach the North Pole on April 6, 1909, then later... Read More »

Dorr Rebellion | Rhode Island’s Very Own, Very Small Civil War

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The Civil War was not the only time Americans fought against each other. In 1842, nineteen years before... Read More »

He Made the Most of the Time He Had | Josiah Quincy, Jr.

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By the winter of 1773, Josiah Quincy, Jr. knew he was dying. He was an intelligent man—a Harvard... Read More »

History | Freeman Family Letters from 1829–1852

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At the end of a dirt path winding gently south from the Old Sturbridge Village green, a worn... Read More »

How the Puritans Banned Christmas

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In 1659 the Puritans banned Christmas in Massachusetts. But why? A short, easily-overlooked paragraph from an early law... Read More »

Maybe New Englanders Weren’t So Stuffy After All | Romantic Customs

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When we took a look at some early New England romantic customs, we found the results to be…well…sort... Read More »

New Bedford, Massachusetts | Whaling Industry History

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The long, sloping, cobblestone streets of New Bedford’s historic district come to a screeching halt at the shore.... Read More »

Patriots’ Day Reenactment | Photos

Patriots’ Day Reenactment | Photos

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Over the span of a few days in April each year, Patriot reenactors come together to breathe life... Read More »

Race to the Ballot Box in New Hampshire

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When the citizens of three tiny New Hampshire communities gather at midnight to cast their votes, more than... Read More »

The Beginning of Camelot and JFK | New England’s Gifts

The Beginning of Camelot and JFK | New England’s Gifts

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Throughout 1960, most of New England and all of Boston were caught up in Senator John F. Kennedy’s... Read More »

The Boston Tea Party Reenactment

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Huzzah! Each year on December 16th, history enthusiasts of all ages make their way to Boston to relive one... Read More »

The First Fried Clam | New England’s Food Gifts

The First Fried Clam | New England’s Food Gifts

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When we told the story of the the first fried clam in 1979, we expected our readers to... Read More »

The First Gourmet Ice Cream in New England | New England’s Food Gifts

The First Gourmet Ice Cream in New England | New England’s Food Gifts

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In 1978, Yankee wrote about a groundbreaking ice-cream shop in Somerville, Massachusetts, now considered by many to be... Read More »

The History of Chocolate in New England

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We all know about the story of tea in Boston. And coffee truly came into vogue after 1773,... Read More »

The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 | The Invisible Enemy

The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 | The Invisible Enemy

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Yankee classic from February 1982 Boston in the summer of 1918 was hot and very dry, with only... Read More »

The Theft of the Vinegar Bible

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Typos happen. When they crop up in a newspaper headline, they’re good for a laugh. When they show... Read More »

Worst Hurricanes in New England History

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New England hurricanes often make landfall, but thanks to cold waters and fast-moving winds, they usually don’t last... Read More »



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