Lectures

From the colonial period to the present day, the Winslow House offers authors and lecturers on a variety of different subjects the opportunity to talk about their research with the public. During the May- October season, the 1699 Winslow House will play host to many of these Lectures, averaging at least one per week.


R.M.S. TITANIC: FACTS, LEGENDS, AND MASSACHUSETTS CONNECTIONS

Saturday, May 6th 2017   2 PM

Dr. Walter Powell will explore the myths and legends that surround the ship along with some of her Massachusetts connections, including Mayflower descendants.

FROM DARKNESS TO DYNASTY: THE FIRST 40 YEARS OF THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

Thursday, June 29th,  7PM

Jerry Thornton shares the wild, humiliating, unbelievable, and wonderful stories that comprised the first forty years of what would ultimately become the most dominant franchise in the NFL today.

GEORGE WASHINGTON’S MT. VERNON: A LABOR OF LOVE

Thursday, July 6th 10:30 AM

Join Virginia Hunt-Burbine as she traces the heritage of our first president’s long history with Mt. Vernon, his 21-room home overlooking the Potomac River.  A young George Washington grew up playing on the land his half-brother inherited from their father, only to acquire the small house and grounds himself two years after Lawrence’s untimely death in 1752.

Of Arms and Artists:The American Revolution through Painters’ Eyes

Tuesday, July 11th 12 PM

Paul Staiti presents a vibrant perspective on the American Revolution through the stories of Peale, Copley, Trumbull, West, and Stuart.

Boston in the American Revolution: A Town versus an Empire

Wednesday, July 12th, 7 PM

Historian Brooke Barbier seeks the truth behind the myths of the rebel leaders and how a city radicalized itself against the world’s most powerful empire and helped found the United States of America.

Highlights of Marshfield, Duxbury, and Scituate Architecture, 1620-1820

Wednesday, July 19th 10:30 AM

This survey will select homes across the three towns that best demonstrate the full range of design and construction practices and will provide a glimpse the lives of the inhabitants. 

THE MAYFLOWER: THE FAMILIES, THE VOYAGE, AND THE FOUNDING OF AMERICA

Thursday, November 9th

Rebecca Fraser  sheds new light about the Mayflower and on the Winslow Family in a presentation of her new book published November 7, 2017.

 

HWHA Membership:

Don’t forget that Historic Winslow House Association Members get discounted access to most events and, in some cases, free tickets! Purchase your membership here today.

With the exception of our “Winslow in Winter” programs held at the Marshfield Ventress Library, most HWHA events begin in May and run until October of each year. For more information on upcoming programs, please click the appropriate links above, email director@winslowhouse.org, or call 781-837-5753. 

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