Massachusetts Historical Society

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Mourning the Presidents: Loss & Legacy in American Culture

At MHS

Dr. Lindsay M. Chervinsky

This is a hybrid event. FREE for MHS Members. $10 per person fee (in person). No charge for virtual attendees or Card to Culture participants (EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare). The in-person reception starts at 5:30 and the program will begin at 6:00.

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The death of a chief executive, while still in office or decades later, is always a moment of reckoning and reflection. Mourning the presidents brings together scholars to examine how different generations and communities of Americans have eulogized and remembered their presidents since George Washington's death in 1799. Chervinsky’s book offers a unique approach to understanding American culture and politics by uncovering parallels in different generations of mourners and by examining what presidential deaths can tell us about societal fissures at various critical points in the nation's history, right up to the present moment.

Hybrid Event

The in-person reception starts at 5:30 and the program will begin at 6:00.

Masks are optional for this event.

The virtual program begins at 6:00 PM and will be hosted on the video conference platform, Zoom. Registrants will receive a confirmation message with attendance information.

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