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This Week @ MHS

- Tuesday, 25 July, 9:00AM : America in World War I is a two-day teacher workshop put on by the Center for the Teaching of History at the MHS. Participants will immerse themselves in the letters, diaries, and photographs created by soldiers, Red Cross volunteers, and relief workers, among others. In addition, the workshop examines the role of government propaganda campaigns in recruiting volunteers, financing war efforts, and promoting national unity and nativism. This program is open to all K-12 educators with a registration fee of $35 per person. For more information, or to register, contact the Center for the Teaching of History at the MHS by e-mailing or calling 617-646-0557. [N.B. - This workshop takes place on non-consecutive days, with the second session on Thursday, 27 July.]

- Thursday, 27 July, 6:00PM : Come in for a public author talk with Mark Robert Schneider, whose recent book is titled Gerry Studds: America's First Openly Gay Congressman. Studds fought in Congress to allow gays to serve in the military, fund AIDS research, and enact marriage equality. He was also a champion of coastal and ocean environmental issues and helped to protect the American fishing industry. In composing the first biography of this important leader, Schneider consulted a vivid unpublished memoir and other items from the collection of the MHS (see an earlier post on the Beehive about the Gerry Studds papers to learn more). This talk is open to the public and registration is required with a fee of $10 (no charge for MHS Members or Fellows). A reception, beginning at 5:30PM, precedes the talk, followed by the speaking program at 6:00PM.

- Saturday, 29 July, 3:00PM :  Join us on Saturday for a special walking tour, "Fabricated Fenway: The Mixed Legacy of our Invasive Urban Environment." Co-sponsored by the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, this tour provides an overiew of urban invasion by every species of good intentions. From the early 19th-century Mill Dam to landmarks like Kenmore Square, Boston's made environments have been riddles with surprising and sometimes perplexing consequences, for both physical and social spaces. This tour is open to the public at no cost, though registration is required. 


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