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This Week @ MHS

Join us at noon on Wednesday, 15 August, for a brown-bag lunch "Cotton Mather's use of Jacques Basnage's History of the Jews in the Biblia Americana," presented by Rick Kennedy of Point Loma Nazarene University. Kennedy will present his thoughts on Basnage's influence on Mather as a historian and then will field questions from the audience.  

Visitors can also stop in anytime between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Saturday to explore our latest exhibition, Mr. Madison's War: The Controversial War of 1812. This exhibition showcases a number of letters, broadsides, artifacts, and images from the Society's rich collections including a midshipman's log of the USS Constitution describing the ship's first great victory, letters written by John Quincy Adams to his mother while serving as the American minister to Russia, and a brass cannon captured from the British at the Battle of New Orleans in 1815.

And on Saturday, 18 August, do not miss our building tour "The History and Collections of the MHS." The 90-minute tour departs our front lobby promptly at 10:00 AM.


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