By Elaine Grublin
This week we offer a bit of something for everyone. Choose to attend one of the four programs we are offering to kick of May, or challenge yourself to see how many you can attend. As always you can find more information about individual program on our online calendar.
Tuesday at 5:15 PM, Joanne van der Woude, Harvard University, will close out the season for the Boston Early American Seminar Series with a presentation of her paper “The Classical Origins of the American Self: Puritans and Indians in New England Epics.” Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, Northeastern University, will give the comment. The program is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required. Subscribers receive an advance copy of the paper.
Wednesday at noon, join us in the Dowse Library for a brown-bag lunch program. Jordan Watkins, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, will present on his research “Clio and America’s Civil War.” Be prepared to participate in a lively discussion after Watkin’s completes his presentation.
On Friday at 2:00 PM, MHS Curator of Art Anne Bentley will present a gallery talk in conjunction with our current exhibition Clover Adams a Gilded and Heartbreaking Life. This one-hour program will examine Clover’s use of the photographic medium to reflect her emotional connections to the arts and her subjects, and will provide attendees with time to explore the exhibition up close.
On Saturday our 90-minute building tour The History and Collections of the MHS departs the front lobby promptly at 10:00 AM.
Please note that the Biography Seminar scheduled for Thursday, 3 May, has been postponed. A new date will be announced when our fall schedule is published.