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This Week @ MHS

It's a busy week at the Society heading into November. Here's what we have on tap:

- "War of Two." An author talk with John Sedgwick, discussing the antagonism between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, as detailed in his new book War of Two: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the Duel That Stunned the Nation. This SOLD OUT talk begins at 6:00PM on Monday, 2 November.

- "From the Indian Ocean to the New England Frontier: Huguenot Refugees and the Geopolitics of Empire, 1682-1700." This Early American History seminar is give by Owen Stanwood of Boston College, with Wim Klooster of Clark University providing comment. The seminar begins at 5:15PM on Tuesday, 3 November. Seminars are free and open to the public; RSVP requiredSubscribe to receive advance copies of the seminar papers.

- "China's Wartime Interpreter Program for the U.S. Army, 1941-1945." On Wednesday, 4 November, stop by at noon for this Brown Bag talk with Zach Fredman of Boston University. Free and open to the public. 

- "Jefferson and Volney's Ruins of Empire." Author Thomas Christian Williams outlines his discovery of a manuscript at the MHS which proves Jefferson's involvement with the translation of Volney's controversial work. The talk begins at 6:00PM on Thursday, 5 November, and is open to the public for a fee of $10 (no charge for MHS Fellows or Members). 

The History and Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society is a 90-minute docent-led walk through our public rooms. The tour is free, 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 The tour begins on Saturday, 7 November, at 10:00AM.

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