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Building Closed: Patriot's Day
Monday, 21 April 2014

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Events

Exhibition The Battles of the 54th: Northern Racism and the Unequal Pay Crisis
Gallery Talk 2:00PM Friday, 18 April 2014

Teacher Workshop Tell it With Pride: A Workshop for Educators
Registration Fee: $55 9:00AM Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Brown Bag "Pious Females" and "Good Schools": Transnational Networks of Education in Nineteenth-Century ...
12:00PM Wednesday, 23 April 2014

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