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Museum Day

The Museum of African American History, 46 Joy St., will participate in the annual Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22.

The Museum of African American History is New England’s largest museum dedicated to preserving, conserving and accurately interpreting the contributions of people of African descent, and those with whom they found common cause in the struggle for liberty, dignity and justice for all.

The museum will offer free admission for one person plus a guest.

Go to www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday to download a ticket for free admission to the museum and a 10 percent discount in the museum stores.

Puritans in Boston

The Partnership of the Historic Bostons will present a walking tour, “The First Three Generations of Puritan Boston,” a free program as part of the annual Boston Charter Day celebrations, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, meeting at the Park Street MBTA Station.

Participants will discover what daily life was like in Boston from 1636 to 1686, as the first generations of English settlers – and the natives they encountered – shaped their surroundings. As they explore the old streets, participants will learn about the pressing issues of 17th Boston, from the founding of the Third Church to smallpox and the right to baptism, and the colorful personalities of the time.

Registration is recommended for this tour, at www.eventbrite.com/e/the-first-threegenerations-of-puritan-boston.

For more information and a schedule of further programming during the Charter Day celebrations, visit www.historicbostons.org.