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This Week @ MHS

It's hard to believe that the end of the month is here already but we have a big exhibit opening to round out our January programs. More on that down the page. Here's what is on tap at the MHS this week:

- Tuesday, 26 January, 5:15PM : This week's lone seminar is part of the Immigration and Urban History series. This time around, Cristina Groeger of Harvard University presents "Laborers, Servants, and Schools: Aspirations of Mobility and the Reproduction of Inequality in Boston, 1880-1940." John McClymer of Assumption College provides comment. Seminars are free and open to the public; RSVP requiredSubscribe to receive advance copies of the seminar papers

- Wednesday, 27 January, 12:00PM : Pack up a lunch and spend an hour here at the Society so you can hear short-term research fellow Alisa Wade, The Graduate Center - CUNY, present her Brown Bag talk: "'Prepared to do Businessy with Many': Elite Women's Investment in Early National New York City." This project traces, among other things, women's participation in New York's transition to market capitalism in the early republic. The talk is free and open to the public. 

- Thursday, 28 January, 6:00PM : "'The Private Jefferson' Preview Reception." SOLD OUT This special member event gives visitors a sneak peak at the Society's newest exhibition before opening to the public. Remarks by Peter S. Onuf begin at 6:00PM, and the reception and preview begin at 6:30PM. 

This event is sold out. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please call 617-646-0518 or click on the RSVP link to submit your name online.

- Friday, 29 January, 9:00AM : The Private Jefferson, Special Breakfast PreviewMHS Fellows and Members are invited to a special breakfast preview. For those who are unable to attend the preview the night before, we will open the galleries at 9:00 AM. Stroll through the galleries and talk to MHS Stephen T. Riley Librarian Peter Drummey before the doors open to the public. Coffee and pastries will be available. 

- Friday, 29 January, 10:00AM : The Private Jefferson opens to the public. This exhibit is open Monday-Saturday, 10:00AM-4:00PM, free of charge until 20 May 2016. 

- Saturday, 30 January, 10:00AM : "The History and Collections of the MHS" returns! Stop by for a free tour of the Society. This docent-led tour is open to the public, free of charge. While you're here you can also take in the current exhibition (see above). 

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