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This Week @ MHS

As August begins its slow descent into September it is pretty quiet at the Society. This week we have only a Brown Bag lunch and a tour:

- Wednesday, 17 August, 12:00PM : This week's Brown Bag talk is given by Jonathan Lande of Brown University. "Disciplining Freedom: Union Army Slave Rebels and Emancipation in the Civil War Courts-Martial" offers a new interpretation of the history of black Union soldiers by placing the troops' service in the context of slave-soldiers' service and emancipation throughout the Atlantic, reexamining the political structure involved in arming slaves and the experiences of soldiers serving in the U.S. Colored Troops. This talk is free and open to the public. 

- Saturday, 20 August, 10:00AM : The History and Collections of the MHS is a 90-minute docent-led walk through the public spaces of the Society's building on Boylston St. The tour is free and open to the public with no need for reservations for individuals or small groups. Parties of 8 or more, please contact Curator of Art Anne Bentley in advance at 617-646-0508 or

While you are here you will also have the opportunity to view our current exhibition: Turning Points in American History.  

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