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This Week @ MHS

A chill is in the air as autumn arrives. And with the turning of the leaves comes a return to more public programs for your consumption here at the Society. This is what's coming up in the week ahead:

- Wednesday, 13 September, 6:00PM : John Kenneth Galbraith devoted his professional life to three main political goals: ending war, fighting poverty, and improving quality of life by achieving a balance between private and public goods in an affluent capitalist society. In The Selected Letters of John Kenneth Galbraith, Richard P. F. Holt selected the most important of the thousands of letters that Galbraith wrote in his long, cosmopolitan life. This talk with Mr. Holt is open to the public and registration is required with a fee of $10 (no charge for MHS Members or Fellows). A pre-talk reception begins at 5:30PM, followed by the speaking program at 6:00PM. 

- Thursday, 14 September, 6:00PM : The second author talk this week features Hidetaka Hirota of the City College of New York. Expelling the Poor: Atlantic Seaboard States & the Nineteenth-Century Origins of American Immigration Policy, is a groundbreaking work which reinterprets the origins of immigration restriction in the U.S. This work fundamentally revises the history of American immigration policy by locating the roots of immigration control in cultural and economic nativism against the Irish on the 19th-century Atlantic seaboard. This talk is open tot he public free of charge. The program begins at 6:00PM, and is preceded by a reception beginning at 5:30PM. 

- Saturday, 16 September, 10:00AM : The History and Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society Tour 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. This exhibit ends on Friday, 22 September, so don't miss it!

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Sunday, 10 September, 2017, 12:00 AM

This Week @ MHS

The Society is CLOSED on Monday, 4 September, in observance of Labor Day. Normal hours resume on Tuesday, 5 September. 

With September comes a return to much more activity here at the Society as far as programs are concerned. But after a long weekend, the increase begins quietly. Here is what is happening at the MHS this week:

- Wednesday, 6 September, 12:00PM : "The Liberator's Legacy: Memory, Ablitionism, and the Struggle for Civil Rights, 1865-1965" is the first Brown Bag talk in a month. In it, Donald Yacovone of Harvard University explores popular memory of William Lloyg Garrison, Frederick Douglass, and their fellow abolitionists in the decades following the Civil War and reveals how that legacy influenced the rise of the modern Civil Rights Movements. This talks is open to the public with no charge. 

- Saturday, 9 September, 10:00AM : The History and Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society Tour 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.

 

And don't forget to check our online calendar to see what else is coming in the weeks ahead!

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This Week @ MHS

The only item on the calendar this week is a free tour on Saturday, 2 September, at 10:00AM

The library is closed on Saturday, 2 September, though the exhibition galleries remain open, 10:00AM-4:00PM.

The building is closed on Monday, 4 September, in observance of Labor Day. Normal hours resume on Tuesday, 5 September.

Be sure to check our online calendar to see what is coming up in the fall!

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This Week @ MHS


The only things on the calendar for the week ahead are a full teacher workshop and a free tour:

- Wednesday, 9 August, 9:00AM : Participants in "Food in American History" - a three-day workshop, August 9-11 - will taste their way throguh 400 years of American history while discussing ways to share this (mostly) delicious past with students. Offsite sessions will provide opportunities to consider Boston's contributions to American cuisine and dining habits. This workshop is FULL. Please contact the Center for the Teaching of History at MHS for more information: education@masshist.org or call 617-646-0570.

- Saturday, 12 August, 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.

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Sunday, 6 August, 2017, 12:00 AM

This Week @ MHS

Things are pretty quiet here at the Society as we enter August, at least as far as the calendar is concerned. Here is what's happening in the week ahead:

- Wednesday, 2 August - Friday, 4 August : "Teaching LGBTQ History" is a three-day teacher workshop that explores ideas about sexual orientation and gender identity through the lives of New Englanders. Investigations will take participants from the Puritan era through the twenty-first century, as well as to local repositories and historical sites, working with primary sources and curricular materials that will help contextualize current debates over LGBTQ rights. This program is open to all K-12 educators. For more information, or to register, contact the Center for the Teaching of History at the MHS: education@masshist.org or 617-646-0557.  

- Wednesday, 2 August, 12:00PM : Stop by for a Brown Bag lunch talk with Paul Gilje, University of Oklahoma. "The Year 1800: The Union of the Personal and the Political" focuses on the elections of 1800 to reveal the extensive intrigues of a year that historians have often reduced to a single political contest. The personal and the political were inseparable among women and men in New York, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina, where power, prejudice, servitude, insiders, and foreigners converged in illicit unions that rocked individuals and families and altered electoral outcomes. This talk is free and open to the public. 

- Saturday, 5 August, 10:00AM : The History and Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society Tour 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.

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Sunday, 30 July, 2017, 12:00 AM

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