By Elaine Grublin
For those of you that like to attend MHS events, have you seen the new online events calendar? If not, click here to view it. The new calendar brings together all of our events in a easy to ready — easy to transfer to your own pocket planner — format. Ongoing events, like exhibitions are listed on the left-hand side of the page. And all event titles are linked to fuller descriptions of events with information about how to RSVP. Enjoy!
Looking at this week, please note that the Boston Environmental History Seminar schedule for Tuesday evening, 10 January, has bee n postponed. The new date for “Moving Heaven and [Fish, Whales, and Shells]” is Tuesday, 24 January. Nate Deshmukh Towery, MIT Comment will present and Matthew McKenzie, University of Connecticut – Avery Point will give the comment.
On Wednesday, 11 January at noon, Millington Bergeson-Lockwood of George Mason University will present African American Politics and the Boundaries of Citizenship in Post-Civil War Boston. This presentation explores the range of African American political activism in Boston and how challenges for civil rights and political inclusion are entwined with transformations in the United States political party system and changes in the power of the national state. It seeks to uncover new avenues for exploring black and white political alliances and further expanding the political history of African American men and women.
And on Saturday, 14 January, our building tour, The History and Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society, departs our lobby at 10:00 AM.
Also note that the MHS will be closed on Monday, 16 January, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.