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This Week @ MHS

The library is hopping lately at the Society, while things are a bit quieter in terms of programs. Here is what is on the calendar this week:

- Tuesday, 26 July: "Women in the Era of the American Revolution" is a three-day teacher workshop taking place here at the MHS, that is open to educators and history enthusiasts. However, this workshops is SOLD OUT. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please call 617-646-0557.

- Friday, 29 July, 2:00PM : "Augustus Saint-Gaudens Civil War Monuments" is a survey of the life and work of the influential sculptor, focusing on his heroic, yet compassionate 1887 "Abraham Lincoln: The Man" (or Standing Lincoln) as representative of his method, art, and time. This talk by Jack Curtis will give students an appreciation of Saint-Gaudens' pioneering integration of architecture, landscape design, and monumental sculpture. This talk is free and open to the public. 

- Saturday, 30 July, 8:30AM : We end the week with another teacher workshop. Civil War Seminar is led by Joseph Fornier of the Rochester Institute of Technology and explores three themes: how the Union and the Confederacy justified secession and war; the idea of emancipation as a revolutionary form of war; and Lincoln's proposals for reconstruction of the United States as the Civil War came to an end in 1865. This program is open to all K-12 educators and is co-sponsored by the Ashbrook Institute at Ashland University, with assistance from the Lincoln and Therese Filene Foundation. Contact or 617-646-0557 for more information. 

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