By Dan Hinchen
The final week of June is a fairly quiet one here at the Society. Here is what’s coming up:
– Monday, 26 June, 6:00PM : The Price for their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved, from Womb to Grave, in the Building of a Nation is the title of a new publication by past research fellow, Daina Ramey Berry of the University of Texas at Austin. In her work, Berry shows the lengths to which enslavers would go to maximize profits and protect their investments and how enslaved people recalled and responded to being appraised, bartered, and sold throughout the course of their lives. This author talk is open to the public and registration is required with a fee of $10 (no charge for MHS Members or Fellows). Pre-talk reception begins at 5:30PM and the speaking progam begins at 6:00PM.
– Wednesday, 28 June, 6:00PM : The second author talk of the week features Ann Little of Colorado State University who will discuss her recent book, The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright. Little examines the multilingual, multicultural, and border-crossing life of Wheelwright, lived among the three major cultures of colonial North America, and the communites of girls and women around her. The talk is open to the public and registration is required with a fee of $10 (no charge for MHS Members or Fellows). Pre-talk reception begins at 5:30PM and the speaking progam begins at 6:00PM.
– Saturday, 1 July, 10:00AM : The History and Collections of the MHS is a 90-minute docent-led walk through our public rooms. The tour is free, open to the public, with no need for reservations. If you would like to bring a larger party (8 or more), please contact Curator of Art Anne Bentley at 617-646-0508 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
While you’re here you will also have the opportunity to view our current exhibition: The Irish Atlantic: A Story of Famine Migration and Opportunity.
Please note that the Society is CLOSED on Monday, 3 July, and Tuesday, 4 July, for Independence Day. Normal hours resume on Wednesday, 5 July.