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This Week @ MHS

With at least one event happening each day from 1 March to 5 March, everyone should be able to make it in to the MHS for an event this week:

Tuesday, 1 March at 12:00 PM the next installment of the lunchtime mini-course series offers "What does Massachusetts have to do with ... the French Revolution?"presented by Sara Martin and Sara Sikes of the Adams Papers Editorial Project.

Wednesday, 2 March there are two programs. At noon Andrew W. Mellon fellow Rachel Herrmann, University of Texas at Austin, will present her research on "Food and War: Indians, Slaves, and the American Revolution" at a brown bag lunch program. And at 6:00, there will be a screening of Hit and Run History a film by Andrew Buckley tracing the voyage of the ship Columbia. Refreshments will be served at 5:30 PM.

Thursday, 3 March there is one event in the building, and another MHS co-sponsered event at Old South Meeting House. At noon Lou Sideris, Chief of Planning and Communications, Minute Man National Historical Park will present a lecture at Old South Meeting House (directions) on "Landscape of Memory -- A Sense of Place." And back at 1154 Boylston at 5:15, the Boston Early American History Seminar continues with MHS/NEH longterm fellow Rachel T. Van presenting the paper "The Woman Pigeon: Sociability, Sexuality, and the Anglo-American Community in Canton and Macao". Robert P. Forbes, University of Connecticut - Torrington will give the comment.

Friday, 4 March at 12:00 PM, Malcolm and Mildred Freiberg Fellowship recipient Mary Kelley, University of Michigan, will present a brown-bag lunch program on her research "'What Are You Reading, What Are You Saying': American Reading and Writing Practices, 1760-1860."

Finally on Saturday, 5 March we again have two programs. Our 90 minute Saturday building tour starts in the front lobby at 10:00 AM. And at 2:00 PM the next installment in the "Dangers and Denials" Conversation Series brings Bruce Ackerman, Yale Law School, to the MHS for a conversation about "The Decline and Fall of the American Republic."

We hope to see lots of new and familiar faces at the many events this week.

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