The 300th Anniversary of the Old State House now a Podcast

Podcast now availableThe most recent episode of Fieldstone Common featuring historian Nathaniel Sheidley giving a tour of the Old State House in Boston to celebrate its 300th anniversary is now available as a podcast.

The podcast can be played through the computer using your default media player (click play below) or downloaded to iTunes.

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The 300th Anniversary of the Old State House

THURSDAY, 28 July 2013 The 300th Anniversary of the Old State House in Boston

This week on Fieldstone Common, Marian Pierre-Louis interviews Nathaniel Sheidley, the historian of the Old State House in Boston, Massachusetts.

This year the Old State House in Boston is celebrating its 300th anniversary. In celebration of this occasion Marian Pierre-Louis, host of Fieldstone Commons takes a tour on-site at the Old State House to learn about the significant contributions made to United States history, particularly around the time of the American Revolution. Marian is hosted on the tour by Old State House Historian, Nathaniel Sheidley. Join us for an up close look at American history.

Dr. Nathaniel Sheidley on Fieldstone CommonDr. Nathaniel Sheidley is the senior Historian and Director of Public History at the Bostonian Society. Originally from Connecticut, Dr. Sheidley attended Stanford University as an undergraduate and received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University. Prior to joining the Bostonian Society, Dr. Sheidley was a member of the faculty at Wellesley College, where he taught American History for ten years. Dr. Sheidley has written and taught courses about a wide range of subjects, including Native American history, gender history, and the history of the American Revolution. Most recently, Dr. Sheidley authored the entry on the American Revolution for the 2011 edition of The World Book Encyclopedia. He is currently finishing a plate on the American Revolution in Boston for The Atlas of Boston History.

 

 

Upcoming in July on Fieldstone Common

Be sure to mark your calendar. We’ll be giving away some great books during the live broadcasts of Fieldstone Common.

4 July 2013 at 1pm EDT 2013-07-1 Betsy Ross and the Making of America with Marla Miller. Beyond the legend of the creation of the American flag, we know very little about the facts of Betsy Ross’ life. Miller pieces together the fascinating life of this little-known and much beloved figure, showing that she is important to our history not just because she made a flag, but because she embraced the resistance movement with vigor.
11 July 2013 at 1pm EDT Here is Where with Andrew Carroll on Fieldstone Common Here is Where with Andrew Carroll. New York Times best selling author Andrew Carroll takes us on a fun and eye opening journey through the United States to discover America’s forgotten history.
18 July 2013 at 1pm EDT Margaret Fuller with Megan Marshall on Fieldstone Common Margaret Fuller: A New American Life with Megan Marshall. From an early age, Margaret Fuller provoked and dazzled New England’s intellectual elite. Her famous Conversations changed women’s sense of how they could think and live. Marshall’s inspired account brings an American heroine back to indelible life.
25 July 2013 at 1pm EDT The Old State House with Nathaniel Sheidley on Fieldstone Common The Old State House with Dr. Nathaniel Sheidley. In 2013 Boston’s Old State celebrates its 300 Anniversary. Dr. Sheidley takes us on a tour of the Old State House to help us put the significance of its history in perspective.

The North End with Alex Goldfeld now a Podcast

PodcasticonbeDerickkwaThe most recent episode of Fieldstone Common featuring Alex R. Goldfeld discussing his book The North End: A Brief History of Boston’s Oldest Neighborhood is now available as a podcast.

The podcast can be played through the computer using your default media player (click play below) or downloaded to iTunes.

Listen to internet radio with Fieldstone Common on BlogTalkRadio

In Death Lamented – Now thru January 31

In Death Lamented exhibit at the  Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston, MA
In Death Lamented exhibit at the
Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston, MA

In Death Lamented: The Tradition of Anglo-American Mourning Jewelry 17th to 19th Centuries is a current exhibit at the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston, Massachusetts. The exhibit explores the way memorial jewelry was worn through the centuries.

Marian Pierre-Louis will be discussing the exhibit with curator Sarah Nehama during the January 3, 2013 episode of Fieldstone Common.

The exhibit runs from now until January 31, 2013.  Instead of waiting for the Fieldstone Common show, go see the exhibit now. See first hand all the pieces that Sarah Nehama will be discussing.

I’ll be heading over in November to see it myself. Drop me a line if you’d like would like to join me.

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