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This Week @ MHS

Once again, we are doubling-up on the Brown Bag lunch talks this week. We also have a public program and a free tour on the slate. 

First, on Monday, 8 June, stop by at noon for "Stray Threads: How the Factory System Unravelled Terms in Women's Labor in the Early Industrial Era." This talk is given by short-term research fellow Meghan Wadle of Southern Methodist University. Brown bag talks are free and open to the public. 

And on Wednesday, 10 June, pack another lunch and come in for "Wilderness and the Continental Soldiers' Mind: Eighteenth-Century Ideas About the Environment of Eastern Massachusetts, 1775." This talk by Daniel Soucier, University of Maine, is part of a larger doctoral dissertation project and it focuses on Benedict Arnold's invasion of Canada in 1775. 

Also on Wednesday, beginning at 6:00PM, is a reception for Boston Historical Societies. The MHS is pleased to invite representatives of local historical organizations for a chance to mingle and inform their neighbors about recent accomplishments and current projects. RSVP required at no cost. 

Finally, on Saturday, 13 June, come in for the History and Collections of the MHS. This docent-led, 90-minute tour exposes guests to all of the public spaces in the Society's home on Boylston Street. The tour is free and open to the public. Parties of 8 or more should contact Curator of Art Anne Bentley in advance at 617-646-0508 or

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