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This Week @ MHS

Back from one holiday and looking forward to more. It is another shortened week here at the Society but there is no lack of good programming to enjoy. On the schedule this week:

- Tuesday, 1 December, 5:15PM : "Faces, Beauty, and Brains: Physiognomy and Female Education in Post-Revolutionary America." This Early American History seminar is presented by Rachel Walker of the University of Maryland and explores how the "science" of interpreting facial features was used to distinguish between the minds of men and women in early republican America. Robert A. Gross, University of Connnecticut, provides comment. Seminars are free and open to the public; RSVP requiredSubscribe to receive advance copies of the seminar papers.

- Wedndesday, 2 December, 12:00PM : "Liberty Ports: Sex, Crime, and Policing in World War Two America" is a Brown Bag lunch talk presented by Aaron Hiltner of Boston University. His project tracks interactions between American civilians and troops, the military's policing of stateside servicement, and the transformation of American cities during wartime. This talk is free and open to the public. 

- Wednesday, 2 December, 6:00PM : Transforming Boston: From Basket Case to Innovation Hub, Program 4 - What's Next. This program features a panel discussion with John Barros, chief of economic development, City of Boston; Marc Draisen, MAPC; Cassandra Campbell, Fresh Food Generation; and moderator David Luberoff, Boston Area Research Initiative (BARI). The program is open to the public with a fee of $10 (no charge for MHS, BARI, or Rappaport Fellows or Members), registration required. 

- Friday, 4 December : LIBRARY CLOSED. Galleries remain open, 10:00AM-4:00PM.

- Saturday, 5 December, 9:00AM : Teacher Workshop: Roosevelt, Lodge, and the Rush to Empire. To register for this event, complete our Registration Form and mail/email it to the MHS Education Department. For more information, contact the education department at or 617-646-0557.

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