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This Week @ MHS

First things first in this weekly round-up: The Society is CLOSED on Monday, 15 January, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. Normal hours resume on Tuesday, 16 January. Now that we have that out of the way, on to the programs scheduled for the coming week: - [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Sunday, 14 January, 2018, 12:00 AM

A Midwinter’s Tale

  At eight o-clock on a January morning in 1891, and a world away from the ice-caked streets of his native New England, 52-year-old Henry Adams leisurely began to go about his day. Armed with coffee, he surveyed the two-room cottage that he had rented in Apia, Samoa, [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Friday, 12 January, 2018, 4:41 PM

Charles Cornish Pearson and the Great War, Part II

A few weeks ago, I introduced you to the MHS collection of Charles Cornish Pearson papers. Charles served with the 101st Machine Gun Battalion in France during World War I. We pick up his story in the village of Mont-lès-Neufchâteau in the early days of 1918. Charles [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Monday, 8 January, 2018, 12:00 AM

This Week @ MHS

It is a very quiet week here at the Society as we await the thaw following last week's storm. Here are the calendar notes for the coming days: - The Exhibition Galleries are CLOSED on Monday, 8 January and Tuesday, 9 January. Normal hours resume on Wednesday, 10 January. - [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Sunday, 7 January, 2018, 12:00 AM

A New Year’s Greeting from Merrymount Press, 1918

  Welcome to the future! In this first week of the new year, I bring you a New Year’s greeting from one hundred years in the past. This illustration by Rudolph Ruzicka (1883-1978) graced the annual greeting to the friends of Merrymount Press, Boston at the [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Wednesday, 3 January, 2018, 10:15 AM

This Week @ MHS

We are back to business this week at the Society, thought it appears that Mother Nature may have other plans for us. Without thinking about the weather, here is what is on the calendar for the first week of the new year: - Wednesday, 3 January, 12:00PM : Derek O'Leary of [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Monday, 1 January, 2018, 12:00 AM