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The Adams Women and War

We've added a special display to our annual MHS Open House, which will be held this Saturday, 27 March, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Along with talks on the Margaret Fuller exhibit by Librarian Peter Drummey (11 a.m. and 1 p.m.), and the guided tours of the MHS building (10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m.), the Adams Papers editorial staff has prepared a small exhibit, "War Through the Eyes of the Adams Women." Editor Maggie Hogan tells me the display "will feature items related primarily to Louisa Catherine Adams’ journey through Europe in the wake of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 but also Abigail’s experiences as an observer of the Battle of Bunker Hill. Among the items on display will be Louisa’s Narrative of a Journey, a record of her expenses for the trip, and her French passport—a particularly striking and beautiful document."

The LCA documents will also be on display for our author talk with Michael O'Brien about his new (and delightful) book Mrs. Adams in Winter. That event will be held on Wednesday, 31 March. Refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m., with the talk set to start at 6 p.m. Reservations are now required for this event, and it's filling up fast! You can sign up here.


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