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View of the Royall House and the slave quarters.

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(1 of 4) The Georgian mansion and adjacent slave quarters were once part of a 500-acre farm just north of Boston.

Photograph by Theresa Kelliher/Courtesy of the Royall House and Slave Quarters museum

Preserving black history as “an act of liberation”

September-October 2020

Explorations and Curiosities

Photograph of purple flowers

Photograph courtesy of Ben Barkan @homeharvest.grow.food

How to plan your staycation summer

July-August 2020

Explorations and Curiosities

Views of Boston from the arboretum's Peters Hill

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(1 of 4) Crabapple specimens, with views of Boston, on Peters Hill

Photograph by Jon Hetman/Courtesy of the Arnold Arboretum

Summertime at the Arnold Arboretum

July-August 2020

Explorations and Curiosities

Harvard students in caps and gowns enjoying Commencement

Bright-red clackers helped public-health degree candidates promote hand-washing on Commencement morning in 2019.

Photograph by Jim Harrison

Harvard’s 369th Commencement goes virtual.

May-June 2020

Explorations and Curiosities

Circa 1853 photograph of Lawman Captain Harry Love and two of his California Rangers, the state's first law-enforcement agency

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(1 of 3) Lawman Captain Harry Love and two of his California Rangers (the state’s first law-enforcement agency), circa 1853

Photograph courtesy of the Peabody Essex Museum

“Gold Rush: Daguerreotypes of Early California,” at the Peabody Essex Museum

May-June 2020

Explorations and Curiosities

A replica of a textile mill shows life-like statues of workers.

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(1 of 3) Exhibits, like this replica of a textile-mill floor, reveal long days of grueling work on dangerous mill machinery.

Photograph courtesy of the Museum of Work & Culture

Woonsocket’s historic French-Canadian community

May-June 2020

Explorations and Curiosities

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