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This Week @ MHS

The fall season is in full-swing.  We are offering three evening programs, a brown-bag lunch, and a building tour this week. There is a little something for everyone, so plan on stopping in.  Additional details about all events are available through our online calendar.

Monday, 1 October at 6:00 PM, Christian Samito, Boston University School of Law, discusses “The War of 1812 & the Making of Modern America.” This program is presented in partnership with the USS Constitution Museum as part of the War of 1812 Bicentennial Series. There is a pre-event reception at 5:30. Reservations are requested. RSVP by calling 617-646-0560.

Tuesday, 2 October at 5:15 PM, the Boston Early American History Seminar series returns with Daniel K. Richter, University of Pennsylvania, presenting “Colonial Proprieties: Atlantic Possession in England’s Restoration Era.” Steven Pincus, Yale University, will provide the comment. Advance copies of seminar papers are available to series subscribers. RSVPs are required, and can be made by contacting Kate Viens via email or at 617-646-0568.

Wednesday, 3 October at 12:00 PM, bring your lunch and enjoy the conversation as Lauri Coleman, College of William and Mary, presents “’Some are weatherwise, some are otherwise’: Popular Almanacs and Weather Cosmology in Mid-eighteenth Century America” at a brown-bag lunch program.

Thursday, 4 October at 5:30 PM, the New England Biography Seminar series kicks off with Judith Tick, Northeastern University; Jan Swafford, The Boston Conservatory; and Tim Riley, Emerson College, sharing their insights on “Symphony and Song: Writing Lives in Music” Megan Marshall, Emerson College, will moderate the discussion. RSVPs are required, and can be made by contacting Kate Viens via email or at 617-646-0568.

Saturday, 6 October at 10:00 AM, all are welcome to explore the “History and Collections of the MHS” during our 90-minute guided tour. 


If you are planning ahead, NEXT WEEK @ MHS, on Monday, 8 October, we are participating in the Fenway Alliance’s annual Opening our Doors event. The MHS galleries will be open from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  The research library will be closed. Stay tuned for the next installment of This Week @ MHS (or consult the online calendar) for details about additional events next week. 

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