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This Week @ MHS

With only two events on the calendar, this will be a quiet week at the MHS but there is still plenty to see if you step in from the cold!

Join us at 12:00pm on Wednesday, 9 January, for a Brown Bag lunch. Greta LaFleur of the University of Hawai'i at Manoa will present "American Insides: Popular Narrative and the Historiography of Sexuality, 1675-1815." All of our Brown Bag discussions are free and open to the public so grab a snack and come on in!

On Saturday, 12 January, stop by for a tour of the MHS. "History and Collections of the MHS" is a 90-minute, docent-lead tour which explores all of the public spaces in the MHS, with comments on the art and architecture of the building. These tours are free and open to the public and depart the lobbby promptly at 10:00AM.

And along with these two events we currently have three exhibits on display. "In Death Lamented: the tradition of Anglo-American mourning jewelry" is our main feature and will only last until 31 January so come in soon! In addition, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Procalamation, we are happy to present "Forever Free: Lincoln & the Emancipation Proclamation" as well as "Lincoln in Manuscript & Artifact." Both of these exhibits will be available until May.



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