The Beehive: the official blog of the Massachusetts Historical Society

Holiday Closure Notice

Please note that the MHS, including the reading room, will be closed on Saturday, 29 May and Monday, 31 May, in observance of Memorial Day.

On the placards we use to announce holiday closures here in the library, our Librarian likes to include a relevant quote. The current one is from Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.'s 1884 Memorial speech at Keene, New Hampshire (full text here):

"... the generation that carried on the war has been set apart by its experience. Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were touched with fire. It was given to us to learn at the outset that life is a profound and passionate thing."

permalink | Published: Tuesday, 25 May, 2010, 10:23 AM


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