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This Week @ MHS

Looking for stimulting conversation? Plan to attend one of the two seminars offered this week. You will find additional details about each event, and our current exhibitions, on our online calendar.

Tuesday, 10 April at 5:15 PM the Environmental History Seminar continues with Brian J. Payne, Bridgewater State University, presenting "Controlling the Cost of Fish: Weir Fishermen and Price Control in the Sardine Herring Fishery, 1875-1903." Josh Reid, University of Massachusetts, Boston, will provide the comment. 

Thursday, 12 April at 5:30 PM the History of Women and Gender Seminar concludes its spring series with Stephanie Jones-Rogers, Rutgers University, presenting her paper "'She thought she could find a better market': White Women and the Re-Gendering of the Antebellum Slave Market and Slave-Trading Community." Walter Johnson, Harvard University, will give the comment.

For both seminars advance copies of the papers are available for a small subscription fee. Whether you are a subscriber, or simply plan on attending one of the events, we ask that you RSVP so that we know to expect you. 

On Saturday, 14 April at 10:00 AM our 90 minute tour, The History and Collections of the MHS, departs the front lobby.  All are welcome to attend.

Also, remember that our current exhibitions, A Gilded and Heartbreaking Life: The Photographs of Clover Adams, 1883-1885 and The First Seasons of the Federal Street Theatre, 1794-1798, are free and open to the public Monday through Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. 

Finally, make note that Friday, 13 April marks the opening of The Object of History: Colonial Treasures from the Massachusetts Historical Society.  This exhibition, on display at the Concord Museum 13 April through 17 June, is open to the public Monday through Saturday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM.  Visit the Concord Museum's website for directions and admission fee information. 

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