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This Week @ MHS

As we enter a new month this week there are several public programs on offer for you to sate your appetite for history. Here's what's on tap:

- Tuesday, 1 March, 5:15PM : First up this week is an Early American History seminar featuring Abigail Chandler of the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. "'Unawed by the Laws of their Country' : The Role of English Law in North Carolina's Regulator Rebellion" explores the use of English legal and political traditionsin the three-year Regulator Rebellion of North Carolina in the 1760s. Hon. Hiller Zobel of the Massachusetts Superior Court provides comment. Seminars are free and open to the public; RSVP requiredSubscribe to receive advance copies of the seminar papers.

- Wednesday, 2 March, 12:00PM : Join us for a lunchtime Brown Bag talk given by long-term research fellow Wendy Roberts, University at Albany, SUNY. "Redeeming Verse: The Poetics of Revivalism" offers a post-secular account of British North America poetry through the everyday poetic practices of 18th century evangelicalism. This talk is free and open to the public so pack a lunch and stop by!

- Friday, 4 March, 2:00PM : "Fellow Laborers: The Friendship of Thomas Jeffeson and John Adams" is a gallery talk given by Sara Sikes, Associate Editor, and Sara Georgini, Assistant Editor, of the Adams Papers. The talk looks at the long and dynamic relationship between these two founding fathers and what it meant to them. 

- Saturday, 5 March, 10:00AM : The History and Collections of the MHS Tour is a 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

While you're here you will also have the opportunity to view our current exhibition.

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