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This Week @ MHS

The Society is CLOSED on Monday, 4 September, in observance of Labor Day. Normal hours resume on Tuesday, 5 September. 

With September comes a return to much more activity here at the Society as far as programs are concerned. But after a long weekend, the increase begins quietly. Here is what is happening at the MHS this week:

- Wednesday, 6 September, 12:00PM : "The Liberator's Legacy: Memory, Ablitionism, and the Struggle for Civil Rights, 1865-1965" is the first Brown Bag talk in a month. In it, Donald Yacovone of Harvard University explores popular memory of William Lloyg Garrison, Frederick Douglass, and their fellow abolitionists in the decades following the Civil War and reveals how that legacy influenced the rise of the modern Civil Rights Movements. This talks is open to the public with no charge. 

- Saturday, 9 September, 10:00AM : The History and Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society Tour is a 90-minute 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: The Irish Atlantic: A Story of Famine Migration and Opportunity.


And don't forget to check our online calendar to see what else is coming in the weeks ahead!

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