This Week @ MHS

By Dan Hinchen

Summer is speeding along and we enter a new month. Here is what is on tap at the Society in the first week of August.

On Wednesday, 5 August, we have a Brown Bag lunch talk taking place at noon. “African Americans and the Cultural Work of Freemasonry: From Revolution Through Reconstruction” is presented by research fellow Sueanna Smith of the University of South Carolina. This talk is free and open to the public. Pack a lunch and come on by.

Also on Wednesday, beginning at 6:00PM, is a public author talk. This talk features journalist James Schlett presenting his new book, A Not Too Greatly Changed Eden: The Story of the Philosophers’ Camp in the Adirondacks. Registration is required for this event at no cost, please RSVP. There will be a pre-talk reception at 5:30PM. 

And on Saturday, 8 August, there is a free tour of the Society beginning at 10:00PM. The History and Collections of the MHS is a 90-minute, docent-led tour through the buildings public spaces which touches on the history, art, architecture, and collections of the MHS. No reservation needed for individuals or small groups. Parties of 8 or more should contact Curator of Art Anne Bentley in advance at 617-646-0508 or