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This Week @ MHS

This week we have just two events on the calendar, featuring JQA and Old Ironsides. Here are the details:

- Wednesday, 12 July, 6:00PM : "The USS Consitution & the Massachusetts Historical Society" is a talk with Margherita Desy, Historian of the USS Constitution, which describes some of the hidden trasures uncovered in the recent restoration of the ship and highlights resources at MHS that help tell the story of the world's oldest commissioned warship afloat. This talk is open to the public, registration required with a fee of $10 (no charge for MHS Members or Fellows). A reception precedes the talk at 5:30PM followed by the speaking program at 6:00PM. 

- Saturday, 15 July, 10:00AM : Join the Massachusetts Historical Society’s first transcribe-a-thon! Held in celebration of JQA’s 250th birthday, the purpose of the JQA250 Transcribe-a-thon is to help the Adams Papers editorial project make more of the 15,000-page JQA Diary available online. While the ability to read handwriting is necessary, no transcription experience is required. Bring your laptop or use one of ours. Come for the day or pop in for a little while. All are welcome! Lunch and light refreshments will be provided. Registration is free and open to the public. For more information, or to register, contact Gwen Fries:; 617-646-0556. 

And as always our current exhibition, the Irish Atlantic, is open to the public free of charge, Monday-Saturday, 10:00AM-4:00PM. 

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