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This Week @ MHS

On Wednesday, 20 October Members and Fellows of the Society are invited to a reception marking the opening of our fall exhibit, "Josiah Quincy: A Lost Hero of the Revolution." The reception will begin at 6 p.m., with a presentation by Daniel R. Coquillette of Boston College Law School at 7 p.m. The exhibit will showcase manuscripts at the Society related to the final two volumes of Portrait of a Patriot: the Major Political and Legal Papers of Josiah Quincy Junior, the first modern edition of his writings, recently published by the Colonial Society of Massachusetts. The materials on display appear in the context of the Society's enormous archive of Quincy family papers, letters, diaries, drawings, artifacts, and paintings that document eight generations of this extraordinary family. Registration is required for this event; information here.

On Thursday, 21 October we'll host an author talk with Eric Jaffe on his book The King's Best Highway: The Lost History of the Boston Post Road, the Route that Made America, as part of our "On the Move" lecture series. The lecture will begin at 6 p.m., with refreshments served at 5:30 p.m. An RSVP is required; information here.


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