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This Week @ MHS

Welcome back to our weekly round-up of programs taking place in the coming days. Once again, this week is characterized by Brown Bag lunch talks, of which we have two for you. Here are the details:

- Monday, 27 August, 12:00PM : Thomas Whittaker of Harvard University starts the week with "The Missionary Republic: American Evangelicals and the Birth of Modern Missions." The turn of the nineteenth century was a time of missionary mobilization for evangelicals in Britain, the United States, and continental Europe. This talk explains why Americans bought into the missions movement and how they domesticated it within a republican vision of civilization building on the frontier.

This talk is free and open to the public.

- Friday, 31 August, 12:00PM : Hannah Tucker of University of Virginia closes the week with "Masters of the Market: Ship Captaincy in the Colonial British Atlantic." During the colonial period, captains acted as powerful auxiliaries for their vessel owners in markets far from the owners’ direct oversight. This talk explores why the economic services ship captains provided transformed as the Atlantic trading economy became more complex, capital intensive, and informed in the eighteenth century.

Once again, this talk is free and open to the public.

Don't forget to come in and see our current exhibition, The Furniture of Isaac Vose & Thomas Seymour, 1815-1825, on view until 14 September.

The Society is CLOSED on Saturday, 1September, and Monday, 3 September, for Labor Day. Normal hours resume on Tuesday, 4 September

Also, a reminder that beginning in September we are resuming evening library hours on Tuesdays. Every week on Tuesday, the library is open 9:00AM-7:45PM.

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