J. L. BELL is a Massachusetts writer who specializes in (among other things) the start of the American Revolution in and around Boston. He is particularly interested in the experiences of children in 1765-75. He has published scholarly papers and popular articles for both children and adults. He was consultant for an episode of History Detectives, and contributed to a display at Minute Man National Historic Park.

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Needle’s Eye at Colonial Society

On Thursday, 17 April 2008, the Colonial Society of Massachusetts will host a talk by Prof. Marla R. Miller, Director of the Public History Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She will speak on the topics in her book The Needle's Eye: Women and Work in the Age of Revolution, which received the 2007 Millia Davenport Publication Award from the Costume Society of America.

Prof. Miller’s talk will be followed by discussion and light refreshments. The event begins at 3:00 P.M. at the Colonial Society’s house on 87 Mt. Vernon Street on Boston’s Beacon Hill.

The Public History Program has its own event coming up in June: a conference titled “Sustaining the Future of Massachusetts History.” It will be held on Monday, 9 June, from 9:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. on the campus of Holy Cross College in Worcester. Program details and a registration form can be downloaded from this page.

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