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This Week @ MHS

After a long weekend to be thankful for we have a heavy list of events this week at the Society. First, stop by Tuesday evening, 2 December, for "Threads that Bind: Irish Linens, Immigration, and the Consumer Atlantic World." This installment of the Early American History Seminar is presented by Kristin Condotta of Tulane University with Marla R. Miller, UMass - Amherst, providing comment. The program is free and open to the public; RSVP requiredSubscribe to receive advance copies of the seminar papers. The talk begins at 5:15PM. 

On Wednesday, pack a lunch and stop by at noon for a Brown Bag talk that begins at noon and is presented by Seth Meehan of the Insitute for Advanced Jesuit Studies, Boston College. "Denominating a People: Congregational Laity, Church Disestablishment, and the Struggles of Denominationalism in Massachusetts, 1780-1865" is free and open to the public. 

And on Wednesday evening, beginning at 6:00PM is the MHS Felllows and Members Holiday Party. Members and Fellows who wish to attend, please RSVP. This event is open only to MHS Fellows and Members.

Thursday evening, 4 December, features the second seminar of the week, this time from the department of the History of Women and Gender. "One's Own Branch of the Human Race: Frances Watkins Harper, Anna Dickinson, and Frederick Douglass" is presented by Sharon Hartman Strom, University of Rhode Island, with Julie Winch, UMass - Boston, providing comment. The seminar begins at 5:30PM and is free and open to the public, RSVP requiredSubscribe to receive advance copies of the seminar papers.

Finally, come by on Saturday, 6 December, for a free tour. "The History and Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society" is a 90-minute docent-led walk through our public rooms. The tour is free and 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

While you're here you will also have the opportunity to view our current exhibitions, "Letters and Photographs from the Battle Country: Massachusetts Women in World War I" and "The Father of His Country Returns to Boston, October 24, 1789."



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