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This Week @ MHS

The Society is CLOSED on Monday, 16 January, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Here are the events on the schedule this week: - Wednesday, 18 January, 12:00PM : "The Fight for Women's Equality in the Anti-Slavery Movement, 1833-1840" is a Brown Bag talk with [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Sunday, 15 January, 2017, 12:00 AM

This Week @ MHS

We're back to business here at the MHS, heading into year 226! Our programs begin in earnest this week with a seminar, a brown bag, and a tour. Here's the rundown: - Tuesday, 10 January, 5:15PM : The first seminar of the year is part of the Environmental History series [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Saturday, 7 January, 2017, 1:00 PM

Book Review: "Not A Catholic Nation"


New England is perhaps not the first region in which twenty-first century readers place the Ku Klux Klan.  Yet, in Not A Catholic Nation: The Ku Klux Klan Confronts New England in the 1920s, Mark Paul Richard thoroughly dispels the notion that the infamous secret [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Wednesday, 4 January, 2017, 12:00 AM