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Six Revolutionary Forts

The remains of dozens of revolutionary forts can be found throughout New England. Some, like Fort Halifax in Maine, date to the French and Indian wars. Others, like Fort Washington in Massachusetts, were built during the American Revolution. They range ...

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The New England Inns and Taverns Quiz

Who doesn't love New England's historic inns and taverns? Nowhere else in the country are there so many old watering holes and rest stops that date to the American Revolution -- and before. Longfellow's Wayside Inn, for example, opened as an ...

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Six Oldest Libraries in New England

Identifying New England’s oldest libraries is no easy task, as the first colonists valued literacy and education for boys and girls. The Puritans, after all, wanted everyone to read the Bible. Many New England libraries evolved over time from private collections ...

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Six Brutalist Buildings

Two of the most famous Brutalist buildings in America are still provoking strong emotions in New England decades after they first reared their heavy concrete heads. The massive buildings – Boston City Hall and Rudolph Hall -- are appropriately in ...

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Six Sears Houses

In the early part of the 20th century you could buy a Sears house for the price of a good pair of shoes today. In 2005, a high-end Sears home sold for $900,000. Sears sold about 100,000 kit houses from ...

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Six Irish Landmarks in New England

Irish landmarks commemorate the history of Irish immigrants in places you might not expect throughout New England. There’s more to Irish-American history than the Great Hunger, the Kennedys and ‘No Irish Need Apply.’ Irish Catholics came to New England along ...

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Women’s History Quiz

It's women's history month, time to find out how well you know your women's history. You'll probably do well if you're a faithful reader of the New England Historical Society. Here's the quiz:

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