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This Week @ MHS

As the spring rolls on and we enter a new month it will be a busier week here at the MHS with plenty of public programs to take part in. First on the list is a rare Sunday program happening on 28 April 2013. Join Jayne Gordon, MHS Director of Education and Public Programs, [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Saturday, 27 April, 2013, 1:10 PM

Fenway Garden Society: From Victory Gardens to Historic Landmark

  When the United States entered World War II after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the nation’s food resources were already stretched thin. Once operating at a surplus, U.S. farmers were sending a large portion of their crops overseas to aid the Allies and alleviate [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Wednesday, 24 April, 2013, 1:00 AM

This Week @ MHS

After a very strange week here in Boston last week it appears that things are returning to normal. The Society was forced to cancel a couple of public programs last week. Stay tuned for information about rescheduling of last Tuesday's Immigration and Urban History Seminar, [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Monday, 22 April, 2013, 1:00 AM

“Our Splendid Misery”: Louisa Catherine Adams in the White House

Many Americans have strong opinions about the White House. It is simultaneously a government building housing the executive branch and a private dwelling for the president and his family. As its care and maintenance falls to the public, both public access to and perception [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Thursday, 18 April, 2013, 1:00 AM

This Week @ MHS

After celebrating Patriot's Day and the running of the Boston Marathon, we return for a shortened week at the MHS, with these events on tap. On Tuesday, 16 April 2013, drop by the MHS for the latest Immigration and Urban History Seminar, "Dynamic Tensions: Charles Atlas, [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Monday, 15 April, 2013, 1:00 AM

This Week @ MHS

After a successful multi-day conference on the Civil War the Society is back to normal programming this week. Still, it is shaping up to be a busy one! First on the bill is the next installment of the Environmental History Seminar series. On Tuesday, 9 April, join us at [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Monday, 8 April, 2013, 7:48 AM

Congratulations! 2012-2013 Graduates Using MHS Materials

Since July 2012, the Massachusetts Historical Society has granted use permission to a number of scholars utilizing MHS collections in their theses and dissertations. Below are a list of the scholars and their projects. Many of these projects should be available in the ProQuest [...] read more

comments: 1 | permalink | Published: Friday, 5 April, 2013, 1:00 AM

Maple Sugaring: Thomas Jefferson’s Sugar Maples

"The Sugar maple, it appears, is the most delicate of the whole number, for all of them are totally lost," reported son-in-law Thomas Mann Randolph to Thomas Jefferson in a letter dated 27 March 1792. While Jefferson spent most of that year in Philadelphia, Randolph managed [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Wednesday, 3 April, 2013, 8:00 AM

This Week @ MHS

On Tuesday, 2 April 2013, Davis Hsiung of Juniata College presents "Making Saltpetre for the Continental Army: How Americans Understood the Environment During the War of Indpendence." This Early American History Seminar is a case study which examines Americans' understanding [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Monday, 1 April, 2013, 3:39 PM