News@Northeastern: The Future Of Historical Tourism Is On Your Phone

News@Northeastern: The Future Of Historical Tourism Is On Your Phone. “In Malden, Massachusetts, history always sits just beneath the surface–sometimes all it takes is a cell phone to uncover it. That’s the premise of ‘Chronosquad,’ a new augmented reality game that takes players on a guided historical tour through the streets of Malden, a small city north of Boston. It’s an unconventional way to expose the city’s 373 years of history, but one that cities and tourism companies are now using to attract tourists in the age of COVID-19.”

City of Boston: Boston Archaeology Program Announces Completion Of NEH-funded Digital Archaeology Project

City of Boston: Boston Archaeology Program Announces Completion Of NEH-funded Digital Archaeology Project. “In March 2019, the National Endowment for the Humanities awarded the City of Boston Archaeology Program a $350,000 Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grant to re-process, re-catalog, digitally photograph and place online in a database the complete archaeological assemblages excavated from five important Boston historical sites…. With this project, the collections are fully documented and anyone from anywhere in the world can see these collections online or study them in person at the City Archaeology Program.”

Armenian Mirror-Spectator: Armenians of Whitinsville Website Unveiled at Project SAVE Webinar

Armenian Mirror-Spectator: Armenians of Whitinsville Website Unveiled at Project SAVE Webinar. “On June 16, Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archive delved into the world of Whitinsville, a small town in central Massachusetts with one of the oldest Armenian communities in the state. This presentation was cosponsored by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research and the Armenian Cultural Center.”

City of Boston: City Archives Awarded Recordings At Risk Grant

City of Boston: City Archives Awarded Recordings At Risk Grant. “The Boston City Archives is thrilled to announce that it has been selected as the recipient of a $39,155 Recordings at Risk grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources. The grant will fund ‘Preserving Boston’s Voices: Digitizing the Boston 200 Community Oral History Collection’, a project to digitize oral history recordings of Boston residents collected as part of the Boston 200 Neighborhood History Program in the 1970s.”

City of Boston: City Of Boston Archaeology Program Goes Digital

City of Boston: City Of Boston Archaeology Program Goes Digital. “In the fall of 2019, the City of Boston Archaeology Program began the process of fully digitizing some of its most significant collections of artifacts. Funded by a $350,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Program hired Project Archaeologist Lauryn Sharp and Digital Archaeologist Nadia Kline to complete the project. The goal of the project is to make the collections accessible online through a searchable artifact database.”

MassLive: ArtsHub to provide online resource for Western Mass. artists, public

MassLive: ArtsHub to provide online resource for Western Mass. artists, public. “The ArtsHub platform has been designed to organize existing arts-related information in the region and put it into one central, easy-to-find place. Included is an online database of artists and creative entities, feature articles, events calendar and resources such as job opportunities, calls for art, professional development opportunities and space for rent.”

Amherst Bulletin: Virtual summit to mark launch of Western Mass ArtsHub

Amherst Bulletin: Virtual summit to mark launch of Western Mass ArtsHub. “A new website that will include an online portal with information about local artists and creative businesses throughout the region is set to launch next month. Creators of the Western Mass ArtsHub say the initiative will be the first comprehensive website to list artists in every discipline.”

Enterprise Falmouth: Falmouth Public Library Unveils New Digital Collection

The Enterprise Falmouth: Falmouth Public Library Unveils New Digital Collection. “Two years after receiving a grant to digitally preserve Falmouth’s history, the Falmouth Public Library is ready to unveil its new digital collection—Postcards From Falmouth: The Oral Histories. The project is an ongoing effort to curate a series of oral histories based on the library’s extensive collection of historical postcards. Kim DeWall, head of technical services at FPL, was the grant manager for this project, which began in 2019 after the library was awarded funds through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners under the Library Services Technology Act.”

Internet Archive: Boston Phoenix Rises Again With New Online Access

Internet Archive: Boston Phoenix Rises Again With New Online Access. “For more than 40 years, The Boston Phoenix was the city’s largest alternative weekly in covering local politics, arts, and culture….With the advent of online advertising, it struggled like many independent newspapers to compete. In 2013, the Phoenix folded. After the publication shut down, owner Stephen Mindich wanted the public to be able to access back issues of the Phoenix.”

Bay State Banner: Black, queer and part of Boston’s history

Bay State Banner: Black, queer and part of Boston’s history. “Inspired by the racial reckonings of 2020, The History Project, New England’s largest archives of LGBTQ materials, is working to flesh out its collection related to Black queer history. Funded by a Mass Humanities Digital Capacity Grant and spearheaded by Community Curator Fellow Micha Broadnax and Community Connector slandie prinston, Documenting Black Queer Boston will provide physical and digital records for the community to experience and build on.”

Taunton Daily Gazette: Silver City Galleria fan says thanks for the memories with online mall archive

Taunton Daily Gazette: Silver City Galleria fan says thanks for the memories with online mall archive. “If you’re a fan of the soon-to-be-demolished Silver City Galleria mall, you’re far from the only one. In fact, 29-year-old Bridgewater resident James Walsh felt so nostalgic about his time spent there that he’s created an online archive for the mall for Galleria-lovers like himself to enjoy.”

Boston Public Library: Boston Public Library makes historical images available for use in Wikipedia

Boston Public Library: Boston Public Library makes historical images available for use in Wikipedia. “In celebration of Wikipedia’s 20th anniversary on January 15th, Boston Public Library has uploaded more than 8,000 historical photographs from its archival collections to Wikimedia Commons. These images include some of the library’s most important photographic collections, and contribute to the single largest batch of uploads ever contributed to Wikimedia Commons. By uploading these public domain images, BPL is making them available so that they can be freely used to enhance Wikipedia articles, re-printed in publications, or incorporated in student projects and papers.”

Boston Globe: Essex Heritage launches online database for outdoor and cultural resources

Boston Globe: Essex Heritage launches online database for outdoor and cultural resources. “Imagine browsing through the history of the Salem Witch Trials , the Whittier Home in Amesbury where American Quaker poet and abolitionist John Whittier wrote much of his work, and the Custom House Maritime Museum in Newburyport all from the comfort of your home, These and other historical and cultural sites are featured in a new website crafted by the Essex National Heritage Commission in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that has shuttered these sites and cultural resources across Massachusetts and the country.”