Member Event A Gilded and Heartbreaking Life: The Photographs of Clover Adams, 1883-1885 8 February 2012.Wednesday, 6:00PM - 8:00PM NOTICE: THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

Mrs. Pratt, Mrs. Howe, and Alice Pratt on rocks at Smith's Point, photograph by Clover Adams, 1883.The preview of the Society's winter/spring exhibition is sold out. If you wish to add your name to the waiting list please e-mail Carol Knauff at If space becomes available, we will contact you after 2 PM on February 8.



Special Event for MHS Fellows and Members

MHS Fellows and Members are invited to attend a special preview of the Society's winter exhibition. The evening will begin with remarks by guest curator and MHS Fellow Natalie Dykstra and will be followed by a reception, book signing, and exhibtion viewing.

The striking photographs of Clover Adams, wife of historian and writer Henry Adams, capture iconic moments of Gilded Age Boston and Washington, D.C., while also opening pathways to her long-concealed inner life. Her photographs tell a story—her story. This exhibition features many of Clover's images, some of which have not been shown publicly, along with her letters, the notebook she used to record the technical aspects of her photographs, Henry's letters, and other family materials.

This event launches Natalie Dykstra's new book, Clover Adams: A Gilded and Heartbreaking Life, to be published February 2012 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.