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Celebrate Independence Day in Massachusetts Posted on Jun 30

Celebrate Independence Day in Massachusetts

As the state where the Boston Tea Party, Battle of Bunker Hill, and first shots of the American Revolution occurred, Massachusetts is a special place to celebrate the 4th of July. Whether you’re looking for a free event for the family or a way to   …Continue Reading Celebrate Independence Day in Massachusetts

Information about the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth Posted on Jun 9

Information about the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth

Learn about the Commonwealth’s efforts to support the LGBT community through the Massachusetts Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ) Youth. The Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth The Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth has worked since 1992 to support the well-being of young   …Continue Reading Information about the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth

Honor Massachusetts Veterans This Memorial Day Posted on May 22

Honor Massachusetts Veterans This Memorial Day

Massachusetts proudly supports and honors military members who have died fighting for our country, and Memorial Day — May 25, 2015 — offers residents of the Commonwealth an opportunity to remember fallen heroes. The Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT) and the Department of   …Continue Reading Honor Massachusetts Veterans This Memorial Day

Celebrate Massachusetts Women Posted on Mar 20

Celebrate Massachusetts Women

The birthplace of pioneering women’s rights advocates Abigail Adams and Susan B. Anthony, humanitarian Clara Barton, and famed poet Emily Dickinson, Massachusetts has no shortage of women deserving of spirited celebration. But while there are plenty of Commonwealth women in history who’ve made a difference   …Continue Reading Celebrate Massachusetts Women

Celebrating Presidents’ Day in Massachusetts Posted on Feb 13

Celebrating Presidents’ Day in Massachusetts

In 1783, after leading the Continental Army to victory against the British, George Washington made an even bolder move: He gave up power to a grateful Congress. Had he not believed in civilian control of the military and the ideals for which he fought, George   …Continue Reading Celebrating Presidents’ Day in Massachusetts

Be a Donor: Give Hope to Residents of the Commonwealth Posted on Feb 12

Be a Donor: Give Hope to Residents of the Commonwealth

Organ transplants have enabled numerous Massachusetts residents to live longer, have more time with their family and friends, and have a better quality of life. However, despite continuing advances in medical technology, the demand for organs is still vastly greater than the supply available for   …Continue Reading Be a Donor: Give Hope to Residents of the Commonwealth

Celebrate New Year’s Eve Safely in Massachusetts Posted on Dec 27

Celebrate New Year’s Eve Safely in Massachusetts

From all-day festivals in Pioneer Valley to breathtaking firework displays on the Charles River, New Year’s Eve is an exciting and fun holiday in Massachusetts. Friends and family gather to mark the turning of the calendar in one of the most festive celebrations of the   …Continue Reading Celebrate New Year’s Eve Safely in Massachusetts

Fun Winter Activities in Massachusetts Posted on Dec 9

Fun Winter Activities in Massachusetts

Winter is the time for sipping hot chocolate by the fireplace, holiday feasts, caroling around the neighborhood, and strolling around a winter market with family or friends. The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT) offer a variety   …Continue Reading Fun Winter Activities in Massachusetts

Thanksgiving Home and Travel Safety Posted on Nov 21

Thanksgiving Home and Travel Safety

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, meaning people across the country will gather together to celebrate with friends and relatives. While getting ready for your Thanksgiving festivities, it’s important to be mindful of safe practices when preparing your holiday meal and making travel plans. The Department of   …Continue Reading Thanksgiving Home and Travel Safety

Veterans Day Posted on Nov 7

Veterans Day

Americans admire the selflessness, courage, and valor of current and former service members year-round. Veterans Day, however, is an occasion for the nation to publicly recognize those who bravely serve our country. On Nov. 11, join Massachusetts as we come together to remember and honor   …Continue Reading Veterans Day