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This Week @ MHS

Please note that the MHS is closed on Monday, 15 February, in observance of President's Day. Normal hours resume on Tuesday, 16 February.

Here's what we have on tap in this shortened week:

- Tuesday, 16 February, 6:00PM : "Politics of Modernism" is the third of four programs in the Modernism Series and centers on the arrival of Edward Logue as the head of the Boston Redevelopment Authority. The discussion featurs Liz Cohen of the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University, Elihu Rubin of Yale University, and Chris Grimley of AIA and Over,Under. There is a pre-talk reception at 5:30PM and the talk begins at 6:00PM. This event is open to the public, registration required. 

- Wednesday, 17 February, 9:00AM : "Adams, Jefferson, and Shakespeare" commemorates the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death by investigating his influence on America's Founding Mothers and Fathers. This full-day teacher workshop is open to educators and history enthusiasts with a fee of $25 per person (to cover materials and lunch). To register, complete this registration form, and for more information contact the education department at or 617-646-0557. 

- Saturday, 20 February, 10:00AM : The History and Collections of the MHS is a 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 or

While you're here you will also have the opportunity to view our current exhibition.

- Saturday, 20 February, 1:00PM : "'What News?': Communication in Early New England" is the latest installment of the "Begin at the Beginning: Boston's Founding Documents" series. Led by Katherine Grandjean of Wellesley College, this conversation looks at how news traveled in a time before postal service and newspapers. This program is open to the public at no cost, but registration is required. 

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