Got Ideas?

Send us your suggestions for the  2018 Mass History Conference

People’s History ⇿ Local History
June 4, 2018, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

In response to the conference description, do you have insights you are interested in sharing?  An exciting new program to talk about? Did you develop a great approach to fundraising? Learn a lot from a remarkable debacle? A fantastic local collaborative project? A skill you would like to learn? A particular kind of networking you think we might all benefit from?

Feel free to nominate yourself or a project you know about. Presenters register for a nominal fee. Please fill out the contact form before January 15.

People’s History ⇿ Local History ideas and suggestions

People’s History ⇿ Local History ideas and suggestions

Thanks for your suggestions! If you wish to post to the group to discuss the conference planning, you need to sign up for the List-Serv:





June 26 MHA Planning Meeting

Mark your calendar:

June 26, 3:30 PM Elmarion Room, American Antiquarian Society, Worcester


Wish you could have a say in the matter? Now’s your chance!

Planning for  organizing the Massachusetts History Alliance, its agenda and activities.

To be followed by a BYO picknick dinner in the park , weather permitting.

Questions? Email

2017 Mass History Conference

    Monday, June 12, 2017

Hogan Campus Center, College of Holy Cross, Worcester.

The 13th annual Massachusetts History Conference is in the planning stages.  To participate in planning, email Patty Bruttomesso:

Public historians are responsible for igniting a passion for history and consciousness of the past, and fostering public dialogue. This year’s conference will focus on the ways that public history organizations and institutions large and small work to inspire and engage audiences and constituencies, local residents of all stripes, board members, sponsors, students, and school kids.

Keynote speaker announced

Liz Sevcenko

Liz Sevcenko

Liz Sevcenko, Director of the Humanities Action Lab, will keynote the 2017 Mass History Conference. Few can rival Liz Sevcenko’s impressive list of national and community initiatives, and with a 2017 conference theme on inspiring public dialogue and instilling excitement about history, we are thrilled to announce that she will be our keynote speaker. She has led many civic dialogues on issues such as cultural identity, labor relations, housing, welfare, immigration, and other timely and pressing concerns. From her time at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, she has gone on to found and direct the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, coordinate Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights, and launch the Guantanamo Public Memory Project before taking the helm of the Humanities Action Lab. Read Liz’s bio.

Mass History Alliance looking for participants and contributors!

Are you interested in local history in Massachusetts? Join us in pulling together the new Massachusetts History Alliance. We’re planning, budgeting, getting ready to launch the new organization to the world on June 12th.  What you can do? Sign up your organization as a participant, sign yourself up for email, contribute to to the listserv, find out what’s doing. Want to do more? Send an email to