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This Week @ MHS

Our winter/spring event season is in full swing. Mark you calendar and plan to attend at least one event this week. Tuesday, 31 January, at 5:15 PM, the Boston Immigration and Urban History Seminar Series makes it 2012 debut with "Orphan Evacuation or Big Business?: The [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Monday, 30 January, 2012, 8:00 AM

Stephen Greenleaf Bulfinch, Post 10

The following excerpt is from the diary of Stephen Greenleaf Bulfinch, including Bulfinch's thoughts on the events of the past year and some comment on the Trent Affair.  Thursday, January 2d The close of the year 1861 has led back my thoughts over its course. [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Wednesday, 18 January, 2012, 10:00 AM

Guest Post: Uncovering A Passionate Friendship

Love letters come in many varieties, but there's a resonant familiarity about the language of longing. Alice Bache Gould and Henrietta Child came of age as neighbors on Kirkland Street in Cambridge. The young women shared a keen love of books, and enjoyed discussing their [...] read more

comments: 1 | permalink | Published: Friday, 13 January, 2012, 10:00 AM

The Joy of Discoveries: Answering a Visitor's Question

It is always fun to make a connections in surprising places.  It is even more fun when those connections are made as a result of a question asked by a visitor to the MHS. Last week, a visitor to our current exhibition The Purchase by Blood: Massachusetts in the Civil [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Wednesday, 11 January, 2012, 12:09 PM

This Week @ MHS

For those of you that like to attend MHS events, have you seen the new online events calendar?  If not, click here to view it.  The new calendar brings together all of our events in a easy to ready -- easy to transfer to your own pocket planner -- format.  [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Monday, 9 January, 2012, 10:00 AM

New on our Shelves: Vincent Carretta On the Elusive Phillis Wheatley

With his latest book, Phillis Wheatley: Biography of a Genius in Bondage (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2011), Vincent Carretta, a 2008-2009 MHS-NEH long-term research fellow and professor at the University of Maryland, provides the first full-length biography [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Thursday, 5 January, 2012, 8:44 AM