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This Week @ MHS

Summer is speeding along and we enter a new month. Here is what is on tap at the Society in the first week of August.

On Wednesday, 5 August, we have a Brown Bag lunch talk taking place at noon. "African Americans and the Cultural Work of Freemasonry: From Revolution Through Reconstruction" is presented by research fellow Sueanna Smith of the University of South Carolina. This talk is free and open to the public. Pack a lunch and come on by.

Also on Wednesday, beginning at 6:00PM, is a public author talk. This talk features journalist James Schlett presenting his new book, A Not Too Greatly Changed Eden: The Story of the Philosophers' Camp in the Adirondacks. Registration is required for this event at no cost, please RSVP. There will be a pre-talk reception at 5:30PM. 

And on Saturday, 8 August, there is a free tour of the Society beginning at 10:00PM. The History and Collections of the MHS is a 90-minute, docent-led tour through the buildings public spaces which touches on the history, art, architecture, and collections of the MHS. No reservation needed for individuals or small groups. Parties of 8 or more should contact Curator of Art Anne Bentley in advance at 617-646-0508 or abentley@masshist.org

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This Week @ MHS

The lone event on the calendar this week is our free tour, "The History and Collections of the MHS." This tour is open to the public and begins at 10:00AM. Parties of 8 or more should contact Curator of Art Anne Bentley in advance at 617-646-0508 or abentley@masshist.org

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This Week @ MHS

Once again this week, the MHS hosts another three-day teacher workshop. "Maritime Massachusetts: Salem Stories and Sources" takes place in Salem, Mass. starting Monday, 20 July, and continuing through Wednesday, 22 July. The program is open to all educators and history enthusiasts with a fee of $35.To Register / For more information: complete this registration form, or contact the education department at education@masshist.org or 617-646-0557.
And on Saturday, 25 July, there is another tour of the Society. Stop by at 10:00AM for "The History and Collections of the MHS." This free tour is open to the public with no need for reservations for individuals or small groups. Parties of 8 or more should contact Curator of Art Anne Bentley in advance at 617-646-0508 or abentley@masshist.org

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This Week @ MHS

It is all about the teachers this week at the Society as we host another three-day teacher workshop, starting on Tuesday, 14 July. This time around, participants have the opportunity to get acquainted with John and Abigail Adams in "John & Abigail: A Life in Letters." For more information: contact the education department at education@masshist.orgor 617-646-0557. To register: visit The Education Cooperative website: http://www.tec-coop.org/sites/default/files/PD-Sum15-AbigailandJohn.pdf

Also, on Saturday, 18 July, join us for a tour of the Society. "The History and Collections of the MHS" is an opportunity for visitors to get an informational look at the art, architecture, collections, and history of the MHS. Free and open to the public, the tour is docent-led and lasts about 90 minutes. No need for individuals or small groups to make reservations. However, parties of 8 or more should contact the Curator of Art, Anne Bentley, at 617-646-0508 or abentley@masshist.org

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This Week @ MHS

July is here and it is a busy month for teachers at the Society. This week, starting on Tuesday, 7 July, there is a three-day teacher workshop titled "Perspectives on the Boston Massacre." The workshop includes a visit and tour to the Old State House, discussion with historians using historical documents, and suggestions for exploring the event further. Registration is required for the workshop with a fee of $35. Complete this registration form, or contact the education department at education@masshist.org or 617-646-0557.

On Wedensday, at noon, is a Brown Bag lunch talk called "Native Hawaiian Labor in a Global Economy: The View from Nineteenth-Century New England." In this talk, Gregory Rosentahl of SUNY Stony Brook discusses the mansucript and archival sources he is currently using in his current research project. The talk is free and open to the public, so pack a lunch and stop on by!

And on Thursday, 9 July, there is an author talk taking place at 5:30PM. Join us as John Ferling of the University of West Virginia discusses his new book Whirlwind: The American Revolution and the War That Won It. In the book, Ferling attempts to balance social and political concerns of the period while examning the war itself. This event is open to the public. Registration is required at no cost, so please RSVP.

Finally, on Saturday, 11 July, stop by at 10:00AM for "The History and Collections of the MHS." During this is a 90-minute docent-led walk through the public spaces at the MHS, visitors will learn about the history, collections, art, and architecture at the Society. The tour is free and open to the public. Parties of 8 or more should contact Curator of Art Anne Bentley in advance at 617-646-0508 or abentley@masshist.org. Small groups and individuals do not need to make arrangements beforehand. 

 

 

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Sunday, 5 July, 2015, 12:00 AM

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