This Week @ MHS

By Dan Hinchen

This week at the Society there are two teacher workshops and a Brown Bag taking place. Maritime Massachusetts: Falmouth Stories and Sources, is a three-day program (Monday, 10 August-Wednesday 12 August) which is open to educators and history enthusiasts with a fee of $35. The workshop will begin each morning at 8:30AM and run until 3:30PM. To register or to get more information, complete this registration form, or contact the education department at or 617-646-0557. This program will take place in Falmouth, Massachusetts.

On Wednesday, 12 August, join us at noon for a Brown Bag lunch talk presented by Julia James, Syracuse University. “Women in the Woods: Crime, Gender, and Community in Colonial New England, 1675-1763” draws upon various primary sources to reveal information about Native women’s community roles and the intercultural relationships formed between Native and English peoples. This talk is free and open to the public.

Then, on Friday, 14 August, the Society hosts a free one-day program for teachers, co-sponsored by and the Ashbrook Center at Ashland Univesity, and with assistance from the Lincoln and Therese Filene Foundation. Framing America’s Constitution is lead by Dr. Gordon Lloyd, Ashbrook Center Senior Fellow and Emeritus Professor at Pepperdine University. For more information, contact the MHS education department at or 617-646-0557. To register, visit to complete the online registraiton form. 

And on Saturday, 15 August, starting at 10:00AM is the History and Collections of the MHS. This 90-minute, docent-led tour is free and open to the public. Parties of 8 or more, please contact Curator of Art Anne Bentley in advance at 617-646-0508 or