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This Week @ MHS

It is another busy week at the MHS. Check your calendars and plan to attend one of the following events.

On Tuesday, 4 October, at 5:15 PM, the Boston Early American History Seminar series kicks off its season with Paul A. Gilje, University of Oklahoma, presenting his paper Contested Commerce: Free Trade and the Origins of the War of 1812. Drew McCoy, Clark University, will give the comment.  Papers are available in advance for all who subscribe to the seminar series. 

At noon on Wednesday, 5 October, Andrew W. Mellon fellow Bonnie Lucero, University of North Carolina, will present her research on Edwin F. Atkins and Race Relations in Cienfuegos, Cuba at a brown-bag lunch program.

Thursday, 6 October, brings a special event just for current MHS members and fellows. All members and fellows are invited to attend a preview and reception for our upcoming exhibition The Purchase by Blood: Massachusetts in the Civil War, 1861-1862. The program will open with remarks by guest curator Carol Bundy, author of The Nature of Sacrifice: A Biography of Charles Russell Lowell, Jr.  Registration is required for this event.

The Education Department is participating in a two-day teacher workhop, Teaching the Civil War, on Saturday and Sunday, 8 - 9 October. This workshop is sponsored by the Civil War Trust. Activities will take place at the Hyatt Regency Boston, as well as other historic sites in and around the city. There is still space for interested educators to sign-up. Pre-registration is required. For additional information, including schedules and registration procedures, visit the Civil War Trust website.

And on Saturday, 8 October, all are welcome to enjoy our 90-minute building tour, The History and Collections of the MHS, lead by an MHS docent. The tour departs the MHS lobby at 10:00 AM. 

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