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This Week @ MHS

It is a shortened and quiet week here at the Society. It is also your last opportunity to view our current exhibition "Tell It with Pride: The Massachusetts 54th Regiment and Augustus Saint-Gaudens' Shaw Memorial,"  which officially closes on Friday, 23 May. Come in to see it any day this week, Monday-Friday, 10:00AM-4:00PM before it closes for good!

Here is what else is on tap in the penultimate week of May. 

On Wednesday, 21 May, join us at noon for a Brown Bag talk given by Bryan Rosenblithe of Columbia University. His talk, "Securing the Spanish Main: British Subjecthood and the Peace of 1763" examines the ways that political, economic, and military contests in the Floridas and Honduras during the era of the Seven Years War shaped imperial notuions of British Subjecthood. It also explores how questions related to who counted as a subject influenced British strategic thinking during a time of widely perceived Bourbon revanchism. This talk is free and open to the public. 

And on Friday, 23 May, is another lunch time talk, this time presented by HdG, Dna. Maria St. Catherine McConnell. Bring your lunch and join us as we celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the 1924 U.S. Foreign Service Act ("The Rogers Act"), which created the US Foreign Service. We will explore the role of Massachusetts statesmen and diplomats in establishing the U.S. Foreign Service and in pioneering America's diplomatic history and tradition. "Celebrating the 90th Anniversary of the U.S. Foreign Service" begins at noon and is free and open to the public. 

Finally please note that the Society is closed Saturday-Monday, 24-26 May, in observance of Memorial Day. Normal hours resume on Tuesday, 27 May. Enjoy the holiday weekend!

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