This Week @ MHS

By Elaine Grublin

Our winter/spring event season is in full swing. Mark you calendar and plan to attend at least one event this week.

Tuesday, 31 January, at 5:15 PM, the Boston Immigration and Urban History Seminar Series makes it 2012 debut with “Orphan Evacuation or Big Business?: The Institutionalization of Korean Adoption,” presented by Arissa Oh of Boston College. Susan Zeiger, Primary Source, will provide the comment. Seminars are free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. 

Wednesday, 1 February, at 12:00 PM, W.B.H. Dowse Fellow Robyn McMillin, University of Oklahoma, will present a 1-hour brown bag lunch program on her research “Science in the American Style, 1690-1820: Texts, Objects, and Ideas in Popular Practice.” 

Thursday, 2 February, at 6:00 PM, Ann Lucas Birle, International Center for Jefferson Studies, to discuss the recently published Thomas Jefferson’s Granddaughter in Queen Victoria’s England: The Travel Diary of Ellen Wayles Coolidge, 1838-1839. This program, which will be preceded by a reception at 5:30 PM, is also free and open to the public. To ensure that we have a seat for you, please register for the event.  

Visit our online calendar for more details about the programs listed above. And please note that there is no building tour scheduled for Saturday, 4 February. Tours will resume on Saturday, 11 February at 10:00 AM.