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This Week @ MHS

We're taking a breath this week at the Society and the schedule is a bit lighter, but there is still plenty to take in to fill your history fix. 

On Wednesday, 21 October, join us for a public conversation. In "The Two Worlds of Erastus Hopkins," authors Bruce Laurie and Anne Emerson will read and discuss their separate works that are united by their focus on a common historical figure. The talk is open to the public with a fee of $10 (no charge for MHS Fellows and Members) and registration is required. A pre-talk reception begins at 5:30PM and the talk begins at 6:00PM. 

And on Saturday, 24 October, we have a special event. Join us from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM for this special event and see the 2004 Red Sox World Series Trophy alongside a one-day display featuring the Society’s 1912 Red Sox medal and other baseball artifacts from its collections. Visitors are invited to take pictures with the trophy. 

Also on Saturday we have our weekly free tour, the History and Collections of the MHS. This 90-minute, docent-led talk is free and open to the public. No need for reservations for individuals or small groups, but parties of 8 or more should contact Art Curator Anne Bentley in advance, at 617-646-0508 or

Finally, don't forget to come in and see our current exhibitions. Free to the public, our galleries are open Mon.-Sat., 10:00AM-4:00PM. 

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