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This Week @ MHS

The Society is CLOSED on Monday, 3 July, and Tuesday, 4 July, for Independence Day.

We return to the Society after a long holiday weekend with a couple of public programs on offer. Here is what's coming up:

- Wednesday, 5 July, 12:00PM : Come on in for a Brown Bag lunch talk with Lyle Nyberg of the Scituate Historical Society titled "Rivermoor: A Summer Colony in Scituate." This talk looks at the upper class Bostonians of a century past who spent summers in Rivermoor on Third Cliff in Scituate, including the first American to provide prefabricated houses. Through his Colonial Revival houses, George Welch helps turne what had been farmland since Native American times into a select summer colony. This talk is free and open to the public. 

- Thursday, 6 July, 6:00PM : Stephen Kurkjian is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the Boston Globe and was the newspaper's lead reporter on the Gardner art heist. Join us for an author talk with Kurkjian who will discuss his latest book, Master Thieves: The Boston Gangsters Who Pulled off the World's Greatest Art Heist, share details on the investigation, and offer a possible missing motive. This talk is free and open to the public, though registration is required. A reception will precede the talk, starting at 5:30PM, followed by the program at 6:00PM. 

- Saturday, 8 July : This is your last chance to catch our current short-term exhibit, "Impossible Dreamers: The Pennant-Winning 1967 Red Sox." View rare photos of the 1967 season taken by retired Boston Globe photographer Frank O’Brien, a collection of 1967 artifacts including Carl Yastrzemski’s jersey. The exhibition is free and open to the public June 24 through July 8th.

While you are here you will also have the opportunity to view our current exhibition: The Irish Atlantic: A Story of Famine Migration and Opportunity.

 

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This Week @ MHS

The final week of June is a fairly quiet one here at the Society. Here is what's coming up:

- Monday, 26 June, 6:00PM : The Price for their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved, from Womb to Grave, in the Building of a Nation is the title of a new publication by past research fellow, Daina Ramey Berry of the University of Texas at Austin. In her work, Berry shows the lengths to which enslavers would go to maximize profits and protect their investments and how enslaved people recalled and responded to being appraised, bartered, and sold throughout the course of their lives. This author talk is open to the public and registration is required with a fee of $10 (no charge for MHS Members or Fellows). Pre-talk reception begins at 5:30PM and the speaking progam begins at 6:00PM. 

- Wednesday, 28 June, 6:00PM : The second author talk of the week features Ann Little of Colorado State University who will discuss her recent book, The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright. Little examines the multilingual, multicultural, and border-crossing life of Wheelwright, lived among the three major cultures of colonial North America, and the communites of girls and women around her. The talk is open to the public and registration is required with a fee of $10 (no charge for MHS Members or Fellows). Pre-talk reception begins at 5:30PM and the speaking progam begins at 6:00PM. 

- Saturday, 1 July, 10:00AM : The History and Collections of the MHS is a 90-minute docent-led walk through our public rooms. The tour is free, open to the public, with no need for reservations. If you would like to bring a larger party (8 or more), please contact Curator of Art Anne Bentley at 617-646-0508 or abentley@masshist.org.

While you're here you will also have the opportunity to view our current exhibition: The Irish Atlantic: A Story of Famine Migration and Opportunity.

Please note that the Society is CLOSED on Monday, 3 July, and Tuesday, 4 July, for Independence Day. Normal hours resume on Wednesday, 5 July. 

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This Week @ MHS

Here is the round-up of events in the week to come here at the MHS:

- Tuesday, 20 June, 6:00PM : Starting off the week is an author talk with the Society's own Conrad Edick Wright, editor of Pedagogues and Protestors: The Harvard College Student Diary of Stephen Peabody, 1767-1768. Through the lens of of the daily journal entries of Stephen Peabody, Wright guides us through the relationships among students, faculty, and administrators at Harvard College in the lead-up to the largest student strike at any colonial college. The culmination of months of tensions between undergraduates and faculty resulted in over half the student body leaving campus in protest against new rules regarding class preparation. This talk is open to the public and registration is required with a fee of $10 (no charge for MHS Members and Fellows). Pre-talk reception begins at 5:30PM, followed by the speaking program at 6:00PM. 

- Wednesday, 21 June, 5:00PM : MHS Fellows are invited to the Society's annual business meeting. RSVP by e-mailing wlindsey@masshist.org or calling 617-646-0572. This event is open only to MHS Fellows.

The library closes early on Wednesday at 3:45PM in preparation for the annual meeting.

- Friday, 23 June, 12:00PM : "Bonds Burst Asunder: The Revolutionary Politics of 'Getting By' in Civil War and Emancipation" is a rare Friday Brown Bag talk. In this project, Kathleen Hilliard of Iowa State University examines the transformation of southern political economy during the era of the American Civil War and African American emancipation, exploring how crisis and transition exposed weaknesses in slavery's cruel paternalist bargains. This talk is free and open to the public. 

- Saturday, 24 June, 10:00AM : The History and Collections of the MHS is a 90-minute docent-led walk through the public spaces of the Society. The tour is free, open to the public, with no need for reservations. If you would like to bring a larger party (8 or more), please contact Curator of Art Anne Bentley at 617-646-0508 or abentley@masshist.org.

While you're here you will also have the opportunity to view our current exhibition: The Irish Atlantic: A Story of Famine Migration and Opportunity.

- Saturday, 24 June, 4:00PM : Come in on Satuday afternoon for "'Impossible Dreamers': The Pennant-Winning 1967 Boston Red Sox." This special program features a temporary exhibition of photographs and artifacts that runs through July 8. However, only on Saturday will you be able to see the 2004, 2007, and 2013 World Series trophies! There is also a panel discussion on Saturday moderated by Red Sox historian Gordon Edes with panelists Herb Crehan (author of The Impossible Dream 1967 Red Sox: Birth of Red Sox Nation), Bill Nowlin (The 1967 Impossible Dream Red Sox: Pandemonium on the Field), and Tom Whalen (The Spirit of '67: Cardiac Kids, El Birdos, and the World Series That Captivated America). This program is open to the public and registration is requried with a fee of $20. Please register and pay online using the RSVP link. 

The library closes early on Saturday at 3:00PM in preparation for the afternoon program.

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This Week @ MHS

In the week ahead there are just two events on the calendar here at the Society. Those events are:

- Thursday, 15 June, 6:00PM : "Final Courses" is the last program in the Cooking Boston series and it takes place at Mount Auburn Cemetery. A docent-led tour of the cemetery will visit the graves of notable chefs, inventors, and confectionares, including 19th-century cookbook author Fanny Farmer, chefs Joyce Chen and Gian Franco Romagnoli, chocolate makers Walter Baker and William Schrafft, Harvey Parker of Boston's famed Parker House, and many more. This event is open to the public, though registration is required. Cost is $20 per person (no charge for MHS Members or Fellows) and space is limited.

- Saturday, 17 June, 10:00AM : The History and Collections of the MHS is a 90-minute docent-led tour through the public spaces of the Society's home on Boylston Street. The tour is free, open to the public, with no need for reservations. If you would like to bring a larger party (8 or more), please contact Curator of Art Anne Bentley at 617-646-0508 or abentley@masshist.org.

While you're here you will also have the opportunity to view our current exhibition: The Irish Atlantic: A Story of Famine Migration and Opportunity.

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This Week @ MHS

Coming up this week, we have programs featuring ice cream, the "other" speaker at Gettysburg, and interstate trade during the Civil War. Here are the specifics:

- Tuesday, 6 June, 6:00PM : Ice Kings is the next installment in our Cooking Boston series or public programs. In this panel discussion, Gus Rancatore, Jeri Quinzio, and Judy Herrell discuss Boston's unusual obsession with ice cream. Moderated by Kathleen Fitzgerald, the talk will look at where this devotion to ice cream comes from and how institutions like Bailey's ice cream parlor and innovators like Steve's have changed the country's taste for frozen treats. Samples of ice cream from Toscanini's and Herrell's are available at the reception. This talk is open to the public and registration is required with a fee of $20 (no charge for MHS Members or Fellows). Pre-talk reception begins at 5:30PM followed by the speaking progam at 6:00PM. 

- Wedensday, 7 June, 12:00PM : This week's Brown Bag talk is put on by research fellow David Montejano of University of California, Berkeley. "From Southern Plantation to Northern Mill: Traveling the Cotton Trail During the Civil War" looks at the vigorous cotton trade between the north and south that re-emerged through the neutral port of Matamoros, Mexico. Montejano looks at how the politics of war were trumped by the "invisible hand" of the market by following the cotton stream from Texas to Massachusetts and making visible the many hands involved in this suspect wartime commerce. This talk is free and open to the public. 

- Thursday, 8 June, 6:00PM : Join us for a talk with Matthew Mason of Brigham Young University, author fo Apostle of Union: A Political Biography of Edward Everett. Everett's distinguished career, from the 1820s through the Civil War, reveals a complex man who shifting political opinions illuminate the nuances of Northern Unionism. Everett's political and cultural efforts to preserve the Union, and the response to his work from citizens and politicians, help us see the complexity of the coming of the Civil War. This talk is open to the public, registration required with a fee of $10 (No charge for MHS Members or Fellows; no charge for Members of the Union Club of Boston). Reception begins at 5:30PM, followed by the talk at 6:00PM. 

- Saturday, 10 June, 10:00AM : The History and Collections of the MHS is a 90-minute docent-led walk through our public rooms. The tour is free, open to the public, with no need for reservations. If you would like to bring a larger party (8 or more), please contact Curator of Art Anne Bentley at 617-646-0508 or abentley@masshist.org.

While you're here you will also have the opportunity to view our current exhibition: The Irish Atlantic: A Story of Famine Migration and Opportunity.

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