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This Week @ MHS

The Society is CLOSED on Monday, 3 July, and Tuesday, 4 July, for Independence Day.

We return to the Society after a long holiday weekend with a couple of public programs on offer. Here is what's coming up:

- Wednesday, 5 July, 12:00PM : Come on in for a Brown Bag lunch talk with Lyle Nyberg of the Scituate Historical Society titled "Rivermoor: A Summer Colony in Scituate." This talk looks at the upper class Bostonians of a century past who spent summers in Rivermoor on Third Cliff in Scituate, including the first American to provide prefabricated houses. Through his Colonial Revival houses, George Welch helps turne what had been farmland since Native American times into a select summer colony. This talk is free and open to the public. 

- Thursday, 6 July, 6:00PM : Stephen Kurkjian is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the Boston Globe and was the newspaper's lead reporter on the Gardner art heist. Join us for an author talk with Kurkjian who will discuss his latest book, Master Thieves: The Boston Gangsters Who Pulled off the World's Greatest Art Heist, share details on the investigation, and offer a possible missing motive. This talk is free and open to the public, though registration is required. A reception will precede the talk, starting at 5:30PM, followed by the program at 6:00PM. 

- Saturday, 8 July : This is your last chance to catch our current short-term exhibit, "Impossible Dreamers: The Pennant-Winning 1967 Red Sox." View rare photos of the 1967 season taken by retired Boston Globe photographer Frank O’Brien, a collection of 1967 artifacts including Carl Yastrzemski’s jersey. The exhibition is free and open to the public June 24 through July 8th.

While you are here you will also have the opportunity to view our current exhibition: The Irish Atlantic: A Story of Famine Migration and Opportunity.


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