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This Week @ MHS

It is a little bit quieter at the Society this week, but there are still some programs for your history-loving pleasure. Here's what's happening:

- Wednesday, 18 November, 6:00PM : "Transforming Boston: From Basket Case to Innovation Hub, Program 3 - The New Economy: Eds and Meds, 1980s to Today." Regsitration is required for this event with a fee of $10 (no charge for MHS, BARI, or Rappaport Fellows or Members). Please note that this program takes place at the MIT Stata Center (Vassar Street near Main Street), room 33-123.

- Friday, 20 November, 2:00PM : "From Bunker Hill to Yorktown: Collecting Maps Along America's Road to Independence." Join us for this gallery talk in which Ronald Grim, Curator of Maps at the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, will discuss the history of map collection in relation to Terra Firma: The Beginnings of the MHS Map Collection. This talk is free and open to the public. 

- Saturday, 21 November, 10:00AM : The History and Collections of the MHS is a free public tour of the Society's building on Boylston St. The walk-through is docent-led and lasts about 90 minutes. No need for reservations for individuals and small groups, but parties of 8 or more should contact Art Curator Anne Bentley in advance at 617-646-0508 or

- Saturday, 21 November, 1:00PM : "Begin at the Beginning: Boston's Founding Documents." Historian Margaret Newell leads a discussion of the enslavement of Native Americans from the first years of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Registration is required at no cost. Please RSVP.

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