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This Week @ MHS

It is a shortened week at the MHS but there are still some excellent programs to take part in. And with only two more weeks left to see our current exhibition, In Death Lamented: The Tradition of Anglo-American Mourning Jewelry, there are plenty of reasons to make a visit!

On Thursday, 24 January 2013, the next installment of our Biography Seminar series will take place. Join us at 5:30pm for Biographer's Round Table: A Conversation with Stacy Schiff. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stacy Schiff will discuss her career as a writer and biographer with Susan Ware moderating the conversation. Stacy Schiff's most recent book is Cleopatra: A life (2010), which was named one of the top ten books of the year by the New York Times Book Review. Susan Ware is an independent scholar who specializes in 20th century U.S. History, women's history, and biography, and her most recent book is Game, Set, Match: Billie Jean King and the revolution in women's sports (2011). Seminars are free and open to the public. RSVP required. .

Then, on Friday, 25 January 2013, Stephen T. Riley Librarian, Peter Drummey, will present The Real Gettysburg Address. This Exhibition Spotlight will focus on orator Edward Everett, the "other" speaker at the commemoration of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg, and will examine who said what, and why, on that famous day. The talk is free and will begin at 2:00pm.

And, in addition to our main exhibit, do not forget that we also have two exhibits commemorating the 150th anniversary of the end of slavery in the United States. Forever Free: Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation, and Lincoln in Manuscript & Artifact are both on view until 24 May 2013. Visit our website and take a look at our events calendar to see what other great programs are down the road!




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