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This Week @ MHS

It is an active week here at the Society. Here is what is on tap.

Kicking things off on Monday, 6 April, is a special book launch featuring author David Grayson Allen and his new publication Investment Management in Boston: A History. This book explores the history of Boston's evolution as a center of American money management, from early settlement to the twenty-first century. This event begins at 5:30PM and is open to the public. Please RSVP by calling 617-646-0578. 

On Wednesday, 8 April, stop by at noon for a Brown Bag lunch talk. This time around we have Jacqueline Reynoso of Cornell University presenting "When 'the Fourteenth Colony' Lost its Place: Quebec after 1776." This event is free and open to the public. 

Also on Wednesday is the third program in the Lincoln & the Legacy of Conflict series. Join us as Martha Hodes, Professory of History - New York University, presents "Mourning Lincoln." This event is open to the public with a fee of $20 (no charge for Fellows and Members). Registration is required so please RSVP. Reception begins at 5:30PM and the program begins at 6:00PM. 

And on Thursday, 9 April, begins "'So Sudden an Alteration': The Causes, Course, and Consequences of the American Revolution." This conference continues on Friday and Saturday, 10 and 11 April and consists of a variety of sessions focused on discussion of academic papers circlated prior to the conference. While the conference is open to the public, registration is required to attend the various sessions

Kicking off the conference on Thursday evening is the keynote address given by Holton McCauslan, Professor of History at the University of South Carolina. McCausland's talk, "'Not Yet': The Originality Crisis in American Revolution Studies" begins at 5:00PM and is followed by a reception, 6:00PM-8:00PM. All are welcome to attend. RSVP by email or phone 617-646-0568.

Please note that the library closes early at 3:30PM on Thursday, 9 April, and remains closed on Friday and Saturday, 10-11 April. Normal hours resume on Monday, 13 April. 

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