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This Week @ MHS

It's August and it's high time that you dropped by the MHS to get out of the heat and enjoy some history. Here is what we have on tap in the week ahead: - Monday, 1 August, 12:00PM : We start the month with a Brown Bag lunch talk presented by Cassandra Berman of Brandeis [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Sunday, 31 July, 2016, 12:00 AM

Abigail’s Window

The First Lady was lost. Nine miles off the main road, Abigail Adams, 56, hacked her way through the thick woods bordering Baltimore and the “wilderness city” of Washington, D.C. Eager to join husband John in the new capital, Abigail had left Quincy in early [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Saturday, 30 July, 2016, 11:47 AM

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, [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Sunday, 24 July, 2016, 12:00 AM

Society and Scenery: The Travel Diary of Elizabeth Perkins Lee Shattuck

In May I traveled to Europe for the first time, keeping a travel diary throughout the trip. It was probably the longest run at journaling I've managed to keep, partly because I felt this experience was more noteworthy than my regular routine. More importantly, I didn't want [...] read more

comments: 1 | permalink | Published: Friday, 22 July, 2016, 12:00 AM

Madame Marie Depage in Boston

From 14-16 April 1915, Dr. Samuel J. and Wilhelmina (Galloupe) Mixter had a special guest at their home at 180 Marlborough Street, Boston. Madame Marie Depage was in town to drum up support for Belgian Red Cross field hospitals. She’d been traveling across America [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Wednesday, 20 July, 2016, 12:00 AM

This Week @ MHS

It's a fairly quiet week-to-come at the Society. Here are the programs we have on tap: - Wednesday, 20 July, 12:00PM : Stop by for a Brown Bag talk given by Craig Bruce Smith of William Woods University. "Atlantic Abolitionism and National Reputation: The Intersection of [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Sunday, 17 July, 2016, 12:00 AM

Margaret Russell’s Diary, July 1916

Today, we return to the line-a-day diary of Margaret Russell. You can read previous installments here: January. February. March. April. May. June. One hundred years ago, the month of July was “very hot,” “close & hot,” and “fearfully [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Friday, 15 July, 2016, 12:00 AM

This Week @ MHS

The busy summer research season is in full swing here at the Society. If you don't want to come in and use the reading room, though, here are some public programs you can take in this week: - Tuesday, 12 July - Thursday, 14 July : Teaching Three Centuries of History through [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Sunday, 10 July, 2016, 12:00 AM

Fathers of the American Navy: John Paul Jones and John Adams

On July 6, 1747, John Paul Jones was born in Scotland. He is widely credited as the father of the American Navy for his successful campaigns as a captain during Revolutionary War. It would be fair, however, to say that John Adams might deserve a share in that title as well. [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Wednesday, 6 July, 2016, 12:00 AM

This Week @ MHS

Please note that the Society is CLOSED on Monday, 4 July, in observance of Independence Day. Normal hours resume on Tuesday, 5 July.  We're back after a long holiday weekend and we're ready to give you some more public programs! Here is what we have lined up this week: - [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Sunday, 3 July, 2016, 12:00 AM