Lunchtime Conversations

Executive Director Anne Mason hosts a monthly program featuring local historians and other guests. Go behind-the-scenes at the Antiquarian Society to learn about ongoing research and new projects.

Exploring Women’s History in the Antiquarian Archives

Executive Director Anne Mason and Intern Sofie Koonce discuss an exciting new project to digitize and transcribe manuscripts written by women in the Society’s archival collections. Presented on February 10, 2021.

A Taste of Local Food History with Paula Marcoux

Local food historian Paula Marcoux shares a bit of her current research, as she follows the thread of Plymouth’s Clam Muddle deep into the archives, glimpsing tantalizing mid-19th-century connections among elite white Plymoutheans and newly-arrived Southern Black refugees along the way. Presented on March 10, 2021.

Exploring Local History at the Plymouth Public Library

Julie Burrey, Reference Associate and History Room Archivist, gives a virtual tour of the Plymouth Public Library’s local history collections. Presented on April 14, 2021.

Historic Clothing & Textiles

Kathryn Tarleton, textile conservator and co-owner of ConText Inc, shares a behind-the-scenes look at the Antiquarian Society’s collection of historic clothing and textiles, featuring three wedding dresses and a needlework sampler. This program was supported by a grant from the Bridge Street Fund, a special initiative of Mass Humanities, which receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Presented on May 12, 2021.

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Our Favorite Things

Executive Director Anne Mason and Head Docent Joyce Poremski showcase some of the staff’s favorite objects in the Society’s three historic houses. This program was supported by a grant from the Bridge Street Fund, a special initiative of Mass Humanities, which receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Presented on June 9, 2021.