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This Week @ MHS

Here is the round-up of events in the week to come:

- Tuesday, 23 February, 5:15PM : This week's Immigration and Urban History seminar features Niki C. Lefebvre of Boston Univeristy presenting "'The Other Essential Job of War': Jewish American Merchants and the European Refugee Crisis, 1933-1945." Comment is provided by Noam Maggor, Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History. Seminars are free and open to the public; RSVP requiredSubscribe to receive advance copies of the seminar papers.

- Wednesday, 24 February, 12:00PM : Join us for a Brown Bag lunch talk given by short-term research fellow Scott Shubitz. "Free Religion as Spiritual Abolitionism" reexamines the rise of the Free Religion movement and draws on a number of MHS collections, including the papers of Henry W. Bellows and John Weiss. This talk is free and open to the public so pack a lunch and stop by!

- Wednesday, 24 February, 6:00PM : "Preservation of Modernism." The fourth and final installment of the Mass. Modernism Series focuses on the forgotten optimism of the movement and the challenges and opportunities encourntered in renovating modernist architecture. The talk features Ann Beha, AIA, Ann Beha Architects; David Fixler, FAIA, EYP, DOCOMOMO New England; Henry Moss, AIA, Bruner/Cott & Associates, DOCOMOMO New England; and Mark Pasnik, AIA, Over, Under. A pre-talk reception begins at 5:30PM. Registration is required for this event. 

- Saturday, 27 February, 10:00AM : The History and Collections of the MHS Tour is a docent-led walk through our public rooms. The tour is free, open to the public, with no need for reservations. If you would like to bring a larger party (8 or more), please contact Curator of Art Anne Bentley at 617-646-0508

While you're here you will also have the opportunity to view our current exhibition.

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