Massachusetts Turnpike opened
Old Sturbridge Village Museum opened
Lawrence Mill Strike
The first National Women's Rights Convention met in Worcester.
First historic house museum created
Horace Mann became Secretary of Massachusetts Board of Education
Second Lowell Mill Strike
First Lowell Mill Strike
The Liberator first published
Henry Dana Ward wrote Free masonry: its pretensions exposed in faithful extracts of its standard authors.
A very small, saltbox style house was built, possibly for use by tenants on the Ward farm. The family lived across the street in a large two-story farmhouse.
The Henshaw farm, which was adjacent to the Ward farm, had been leased to tenants who paid the Wards with a share of the produce. In 1843 this arrangement ended and the main farm took over all agricultural production.
Ella, Clara and Florence became caretakers